Golovkin: We will bring back Big Drama Show

It’s now official that Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (39-1-1 35 KOs) and Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1 10 KOs) will clash for the vacant IBF world middleweight title on Saturday October 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN. The bout will be promoted by GGG Promotions and Matchroom Boxing USA in association with DiBella Entertainment.

Gennady Golovkin: “Everyone knows that I consider Madison Square Garden as my home away from home and there is nothing better than fighting there again. It is old school. On October 5, it’s going to be a good fight. Every time I enter the ring I try to give my fans the fight they want to see, the show they deserve. This will be such a fight. We will bring back Big Drama Show to the ring of The Garden and to DAZN. Don’t miss it. You will see everything you love in the sport of boxing. See you in New York.”

Sergiy Derevyanchenko: “I have a great deal of respect for ‘GGG’ and looking forward to proving in the ring that I will be up to challenge and fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a world champion. Those in attendance at Madison Square Garden and watching on DAZN will see an outstanding battle on Saturday October 5 — I can’t wait to enter the ring.”

Tickets go on sale at noon ET on Friday.

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  • You been saying that a while now. Only Big Drama Show you’ve had recently were those two Canelo fixed fights.

    • Unfortunately, I too have no doubt that these two fights were fixed.

      I can only wish GGG the great drama shows he has in mind. He’s an amazing fighter with character, and I hope he will have a spectacular win over Derevychanchenko.

      I was surprised how well D fought against Jacobs. Although he doesn’t have many pro fights, he is a legit top 10 MW contender.

    • Don’t know that they were fixed, although GGG wasn’t about to get a close decision with judges who were told who to vote for.

      • If judges are “told who to vote for”, its the very definition of a fixed fight, no?

        • I think by “fix” he means when the result was prearranged ahead of time with both sides aware of it not just corrupt judges in the event of a decision.

          • Thanks for the explanation. I can’t envision though that GGG would agree to a fixed fight.

  • Sergiy Derevyanchenko is a poor man’s GGG. Neither is very young. GGG in 6 by a TKO. I have seen Sergiy Derevyanchenko. Yes, he is very good. This will be the end of the line.

  • Thought GGG won the first fight, but Canelo definitely won the second and GGG was all busted up. I like both guys so no favorites

  • I hope GGG wins, so he can get his Canelo rematch. Then he can get knocked out as he cashes out.

  • Am a big GGG fan, but his Big Drama Show days are over. Maybe still possible against a mediocre opponent, but not against top level anymore.

  • GGG opponent is good he beat Johnson and look what he did lately but GGG is a great fighter he was robbed against canelo

  • You people on this GGG is too old stuff are brainwashed zombies. He can KO someone falling off balance with a jab. His power is supernatural. This guy may get outpointed or robbed.. But nobody is gonna stand toe to toe and get to the final bell upright against him.. Not ever.

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