Tonight at 7 pm ET on DAZN, Gennadiy Golovkin main events once again at Madison Square Garden in New York, facing Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the vacant IBF middleweight title.
Here’s a quick look at how the fighters match up:
GGG has some physical advantages, being a little taller with more reach, but he’s also older, and even more than that, has a lot more miles on him as a professional. He’s been a professional eight years longer and has 41 fights and 200 pro rounds on him, compared to 14 and 81 for Derevyanchenko.
Ukraine’s “Technician” will have to hope that will help bridge the perceived gap between them — Golovkin has been considered a tip-top tier middleweight for a long time now, with nobody having him below No. 2 in the division, while Derevyanchenko is a good talent and a contender, but has never been seen as quite that level. In his one top level fight, he lost a split decision to Daniel Jacobs. He was competitive, but he came up a little short.
We’ll have live coverage this evening at 7 pm ET.