Golovkin: I’m a little bit scared

Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (39-1-1 35 KOs) and Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1 10 KOs) met at a press conference yesterday to kick off their clash for the vacant IBF middleweight title on October 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, live on DAZN.

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Gennady Golovkin: “I have the best opponent, Sergiy. I’ve know him for a long time and he’s a very good fighter. This is a real fight. I’m a little bit scared because he’s good. I know his team is very strong. And I’m scared because he looks good. He looks strong. He feels it’s his time right now. Maybe – this is boxing, nobody knows.”

Sergiy Derevyanchenko: “I know exactly who I’m getting in the ring with. He’s the former middleweight champion of the world, one of the best fighters in the world, but his time is coming to an end and I want to be the one that makes that time come to an end.”

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  • Derevyankchenko style is a bit wrong for GGG and Canelo as well. He is a strong pressure fighter with good defense, excellent chin and stamina too.His punching power is not a world class as GGG’s is. Won’t be surprised if he upset Genady

    • No upset. Golovkin is just very humble and gives his Euro counterpart his props. When the bell rings, you’ll see Gennadiy outbox his opponent then stop him between rounds 6 to 8. For a preview, watch GGG vs Lemieux. The fight will play out in a similar manner, except Triple G will use more feints, head movement, and throw more combos while pressing the fight. His coach, J Banks, will need to be credited with bringing back this dimension of Golovkin. If you watch Gennadiy’s early pro fights or his amateur days, you will see this style.

  • Not sure why people think GGG will be KO’d. This guy Derevyanchenko struggled in his last fight against Culcay-Keth. And Culcay-Keth is a beefed up 154 pounds guy at the end of his career, and his career was exclusive to Germany. In the states Derevyanchenko struggled with Culcay-Keth. GGG never really lost. GGG has too much punching power. Sooner or later he hits you with something that gets you in trouble. Canelo has a chin, that is why he could go 24 rounds with GGG, very close in the 2nd fight. Still, in 24 rounds, Canelo didn’t really win more than 11 rounds. If he won 5 rounds in the first fight, he didn’t win more than 6 in the 2nd fight. Derevyanchenko will try to bring his best fight, Canelo in the 1st fight tried to show he was some kind of cutesy boxer vs GGG, at least you won’t get that from Derevyanchenko.

  • I’m a GGG fan for a very long time , since he was on the TV cards in Germany and i know how he talks about his opponents… When he’s too oppenly positiv about his opponents skills that’s because it’s a mismatch and because GGG is gonna knock the shit out of him without even struggling !! Knock out between round 8 and 10….

  • Golovkin has 4 more great fights in him…hopefully he gets canelo again and kovolov or even howard or spence…why are all these great fighters running from one another?? Plus back in the day yhey’ed fight 2 or 3 fights a yr..this is b.s.!

  • Triple G is the best middleweight in the world twice twice he beat Canelo the Rob them of his two fights for me is considered the number one middleweight in the world

  • Canelo gave up his belt instead of fighting this guy …GGG took the fight has more huevos than Canelo ….GGG wins in 9

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