Gennady Golovkin’s path to returning to the Middle-Class world champions is open. The 37-year-old former world champion is favored by beating Sergiy Derevyanchenko in the fight for the IBF belt on 5 October.
The boxer nicknamed GGG knit the road champion by defeating Steve Rolls on June 8 at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States. Golovkin has the chance to become the Middle-Class champion after the IBF title of Saul Canelo Alvarez was removed by the IBF.
The IBF belt was removed after Canelo did not reach a contractual agreement with Derevyanchenko who was supposed to be a mandatory challenger. Canelo prefers a duel with WBO Lightweight Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev on 2 November. For the sake of fighting Kovalev, Canelo rose two classes to realize his ambition to become a boxer who won world champions in four different classes.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn from Matchroom Boxing, who has signed a joint promotion agreement with Golovkin can’t wait to watch the fight. “I am happy to bring Gennadiy Golovkin against Sergiy Derevyanchenko on Sky Sports that can be enjoyed by fans of British boxing,” said Hearn. “This is a special night at Madison Square Garden and I expect a brutal fight on October 5.”
In his observations, Gennady had a great chance of returning to the world championship. However, he did not underestimate Derevyanchenko which could ruin the GGG party.
“Gennadiy has the chance to become the middle-class champion again and Derevyanchenko will come to ruin the party. Listen, and don’t miss, but remember not to blink!”
GGG will be determined to prove that he remains a major force in the middle class. In the absence of Saul Canelo Alvarez, he has the potential to dominate the Middle Class. “We have discussed a number of Golovkin’s explosive victories.”