|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Reach||171 cm (67 in)|
October 31, 1985|
Feodosiya, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Wins by KO||10|
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.
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. 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
- 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
2008 (as a middleweight)
Derevianchenko turned professional on 2014, signing with promoter Lou DiBella and fighting out of New York City. After winning his first two fights, Derevianchenko signed a deal with manager Al Haymon. Derevianchenko first headlined a televised card on August 2015, facing off against Elvin Ayala in an 8-round bout on ShoBox. 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.
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. 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.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|12 fights||12 wins||0 losses|
|13||N/A||N/A||Daniel Jacobs||N/A||– (12)||Oct 27, 2018||Hulu Theater, New York City, New York, U.S.||For vacant IBF middleweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||Dashon Johnson||RTD||6 (8), 3:00||Mar 3, 2018||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Tureano Johnson||TKO||12 (12), 0:40||Aug 25, 2017||Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Kemahl Russell||TKO||5 (10), 1:06||Mar 14, 2017||Fitz Tunica Casino and Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Sam Soliman||TKO||2 (12), 2:41||Jul 21, 2016||Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Mike Guy||TKO||8 (8), 2:24||Mar 15, 2016||Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino, Nice, California, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Jessie Nicklow||TKO||3 (8), 2:18||Nov 14, 2015||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Elvin Ayala||UD||8||Aug 7, 2015||Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Alan Campa||TKO||4 (8), 1:17||Apr 10, 2015||Aviator Sports Complex, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Vladine Biosse||TKO||2 (8), 1:42||Feb 20, 2015||Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, New York, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Raul Munoz||KO||1 (6), 2:50||Dec 12, 2014||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Laatekwei Hammond||UD||4||Oct 1, 2014||Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Cromwell Gordon||RTD||2 (6), 3:00||Jul 23, 2014||BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York City, New York, U.S.|