Serhiy Derevianchenko

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Serhiy Derevianchenko
Сергій Дерев'янченко
Nickname(s) The Technician
Weight(s) Middleweight
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Reach 171 cm (67 in)
Nationality Ukrainian
Born (1985-10-31) October 31, 1985 (age 32)
Feodosiya, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Boxing record
Total fights 12
Wins 12
Wins by KO 10
Losses 0

Serhiy Derevianchenko (Ukrainian: Сергій Дерев'янченко, born October 31, 1985) is a Ukrainian professional boxer. As an amateur, he won the bronze medal at middleweight at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships. As of October 2017, he is ranked by the IBF as their #1 contender, and by the WBC as their #5 contender. He is also ranked as the seventh best middleweight in the world by the TBRB and Boxrec, and fifth by The Ring magazine.

Amateur career[edit]

His father was a boxer, who introduced him to the sport. Serhiy trained with his father in his hometown, Feodosiya, until he was 10.[1]

At the 2007 World Championships, he beat Argenis Casimiro Núñez on the quarter-finals to win a bronze medal, but he was unable to progress any further, losing to Matvey Korobov in the semi-final. He participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics but lost to Emilio Correa in the second round. Derevianchenko took part in the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships, where he reached the quarter-finals but fell short against Vijender Singh.

Between 2010 and 2014, Derevianchenko took part in the World Series of Boxing, where he became known as one of the best boxers in the competition. Derevianchenko became known for his excellent technique and his handspeed.[2] He competed in 24 bouts, winning 23 of them. His sole loss in this competition came to Brian Castaño in the 2012-13 season quarter-final. Derevianchenko was a champion twice, in the 2011-12 season with the Milano Thunder, and in the 2012-13 season with the Astana Arlans.


World Amateur Championships[edit]


  • Defeated Victor Cotiujanschi (Moldova) 28-12
  • Defeated Oliver Obradovic (Austria) RSCO 2
  • Defeated Alexander Rubjuk (Estonia) 23-12
  • Defeated Argenis Casimiro Núñez (Dominican Republic) RSCO 3
  • Lost to Matvey Korobov (Russia) AB 2


  • Defeated Danijel Topalovic (Bosnia) RSC 3
  • Defeated Alex Theran (Colombia) 13-8
  • Defeated Adem Kılıççı (Turkey) 13-6
  • Lost to Vijender Singh (India) 4-12

Olympic Games[edit]

2008 (as a middleweight)

Professional career[edit]

Derevianchenko turned professional on 2014, signing with promoter Lou DiBella and fighting out of New York City.[1][3] After winning his first two fights, Derevianchenko signed a deal with manager Al Haymon.[4] Derevianchenko first headlined a televised card on August 2015, facing off against Elvin Ayala in an 8-round bout on ShoBox.[5] Derevianchenko won a wide unanimous decision, improving his record to 6-0. On August 2016, he faced former world champion Sam Soliman. Derevianchenko blasted Soliman, knocking him down three times in two rounds, with the referee waiving the count on the third time, giving Derevianchenko a TKO win.[6]

The IBF ordered an eliminator between Derevianchenko and Tureano Johnson, with the winner becoming the mandatory challenger to unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. Johnson was previously set on April 2016, but had to pull out due to injury.[7] The fight was set for August 25, and was televised on Fox Sports 1. Derevianchenko slowly broke down Johnson, hurting him repeatedly until Johnson was dropped in round 12, at which point the referee waived the count.[8]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
12 fights 12 wins 0 losses
By knockout 10 0
By decision 2 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
13 N/A N/A United States Daniel Jacobs N/A – (12) Oct 27, 2018 United States Hulu Theater, New York City, New York, U.S. For vacant IBF middleweight title
12 Win 12–0 United States Dashon Johnson RTD 6 (8), 3:00 Mar 3, 2018 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 The Bahamas Tureano Johnson TKO 12 (12), 0:40 Aug 25, 2017 United States Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Jamaica Kemahl Russell TKO 5 (10), 1:06 Mar 14, 2017 United States Fitz Tunica Casino and Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Australia Sam Soliman TKO 2 (12), 2:41 Jul 21, 2016 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States Mike Guy TKO 8 (8), 2:24 Mar 15, 2016 United States Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino, Nice, California, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Jessie Nicklow TKO 3 (8), 2:18 Nov 14, 2015 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Elvin Ayala UD 8 Aug 7, 2015 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Mexico Alan Campa TKO 4 (8), 1:17 Apr 10, 2015 United States Aviator Sports Complex, New York City, New York, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Cape Verde Vladine Biosse TKO 2 (8), 1:42 Feb 20, 2015 United States Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, New York, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Mexico Raul Munoz KO 1 (6), 2:50 Dec 12, 2014 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Ghana Laatekwei Hammond UD 4 Oct 1, 2014 United States Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Cromwell Gordon RTD 2 (6), 3:00 Jul 23, 2014 United States BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York City, New York, U.S.


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