On Saturday evening in New York at Madison Square Garden, Gennady Golovkin returns to the ring. He’ll face the robust Sergey Derevyanchenko in a battle for the vacant IBF middleweight title.
I’ll have round-by-round evaluation, together with unofficial scorecards, and Twitter response.
Ahead of the championship bout, Golovkin is a -450 favourite whereas Derevyanchenko is a +350 underdog, per MyBookie. The battle is being streamed solely on DAZN.
Keep refreshing and scrolling down for the most recent updates. For every bout, I’ll give my unofficial scorecard based on the 10-point should system, however I’d additionally prefer to introduce an idea referred to as the Real-Fight Score.
IT’S NOT OFFICIAL in any method, but it surely does give a greater thought of which fighter is definitely profitable the battle that may typically be a bit completely different than the boxing match.
We noticed a group of one-sided bouts on a less-than-entertaining undercard. As we transfer nearer to the principle occasion, we noticed Ivan Baranchyk vs. Gabriel Bracero in what seemed like a comparatively non-descript tremendous light-weight scrap.
However, Baranchyk fought as if he was double-parked. He went for the KO from the opening bell and have become the primary man to cease Bracero when referee Arthur Mercante Jr. referred to as a halt to the bout within the fourth spherical. Apparently, Bracero’s nook additionally threw the towel in as nicely. Baranchyk improves to 20-1 with 13 KO.
The co-feature is subsequent. The extremely touted Israil Madrimov took on veteran Alejandro Barrera. Madrimov dropped Barrera within the first spherical with a swift left hook. Madrimov is simply Three-Zero as knowledgeable after a powerful newbie profession, however the 24-year-old from Uzbekistan has the look of a possible contender at 154 kilos.
If nothing else, his model is thrilling as he takes possibilities and throws punches from a wide range of angles. After four-plus rounds of largely one-sided motion, the referee referred to as for an finish of the bout within the fifth.
Madrimov isn’t the completed product, however he’s one of many extra attention-grabbing prospects in his weight area. He’s now Four-Zero with Four KOs.
It’s virtually time for the principle occasion.
The nationwide anthems are underway, and at last after a number of delays, followers in MSG and at house are set to see the principle occasion.
This is among the points when there are such a lot of mismatches on the undercard. The stars are ringside with Tracy Morgan, Rosie Perez, Wesley Snipes and others are on-hand for the battle.
The ring walks are happening with Derevyanchenko strolling in to a medley of songs. It started with Lil Jon’s “Let’s Go” and morphed into Queen’s “We Will Rock You.”
A vignette for GGG is enjoying with the Kazakh nice saying MSG is sort of a second house to him. GGG then makes his conventional ring stroll to The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.”
Michael Buffer is dealing with the introductions and we’re moments away from the opening bell. As the fighters prepared for the face-off, the group is chanting “Triple G.”
GGG vs. Derevyanchenko Live Blog
Derevyanchenko managed the primary 75 seconds of the spherical, however Golovkin slowly turned up the strain. During the second minute of the spherical, Golovkin dropped Derevyanchenko with an inside uppercut. It seemed like a delayed response, but it surely was a legit knockdown.
- Mazique’s Score: 10-Eight Golovkin
- Real Fight Score: 10-9 Golovkin
Derevyanchenko is doing strong work boxing, however his photographs aren’t having the identical impact. Case in level, Golovkin scraped Derevyanchenko with a left hook that appeared to open a lower.
Derevyanchenko continued to work his jab, however GGG would take the spherical on injury.
- Mazique’s Score: 10-9 Golovkin (20-17 Golovkin)
- Real Fight Score: 10-9 Golovkin (20-18 Golovkin)
Considering the lower Derevyanchenko is coping with, the third spherical was improbable for him. He turned up the power and pounded GGG’s physique with straights and hooks. Golovkin seemed a bit out of types at occasions, and he additionally took some heavy breaths. This may very well be a shift in Derevyanchenko’s favor.
- Mazique’s Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (29-27 Golovkin)
- Real Fight Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (29-28 Golovkin)
Another strong spherical for Derevyanchenko. His physique work is clearly making golovkin uncomfortable. Derevyanchenko’s arms are sooner and he’s busy. Thus he’s beating GGG to the punch. GGG nonetheless has heavier photographs, so he can change issues at any time.
Also, the official ruling is now that the lower was brought on by a headbutt. If the battle is stopped, we’ll go to the playing cards. A health care provider took a have a look at the lower between rounds, and allowed Derevyanchenko to proceed.
- Mazique’s Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (38-37 Golovkin)
- Real Fight Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (38-38 Even)
Derevyanchenko has fully turned the tables on this battle. After outboxing GGG all through the spherical, he damage the Kazakh with a tough physique shot within the remaining 10 seconds of the spherical. GGG is slowing down and he may very well be in bother,
- Mazique Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (47-47 Even)
- Real battle Score: 10-Eight Derevyanchenko (48-46 Derevyanchenko)
Great coronary heart proven by GGG in that spherical. He appeared to be faltering a bit, however he got here again with some onerous 1-2 mixtures to regain some respect. The spherical was very shut, however GGG edged it out a bit. Great battle thus far.
- Mazique Score: 10-9 Golovkin (57-56 Golovkin)
- Real Fight Score: 10-9 Golovkin (57-56 Derevyanchenko)
Fantastic spherical with eb and move in each males’s favor. I’d give the slight edge to Derevyanchenko due to his quantity. Golovkin landed some good physique photographs, however Derevyanchenko appeared to have a solution whereas doing the higher work total.
- Mazique Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (66-66 Even)
- Real Fight Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (67-65 Derevyanchenko)
GGG once more bounces again with a strong spherical. He’s utilizing the jab extra successfully and touchdown extra hooks to the physique. Derevyanchenko had his moments, however GGG protected his ribs to take the spherical.
- Mazique Score: 10-9 Golovkin (76-75 Golovkin)
- Real Fight Score: 10-9 Golovkin (76-75 Derevyanchenko)
Derevyanchenko put collectively one other sturdy spherical. He resumed backing GGG up with mixtures and hand pace. GGG seemed annoyed as he can’t get off or damage his opponent. The spherical goes to Derevyanchenko.
- Mazique Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (85-85 Even)
- Real Fight Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (86-84 Derevyanchenko)
An enormous spherical for Derevyanchenko. For the primary time ever, somebody actually beat GGG up for practically three minutes. At occasions, it seemed as if he may even go down. There was a bushel of physique photographs and head mixtures. This was simply Derevyanchenko’s spherical.
- Mazique Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (95-94 Derevyanchenko)
- Real Fight Score: 10-Eight Derevyanchenko (96-92 Derevyanchenko)
Derevyanchenko is just as much as the duty tonight. Even when he takes a shot, he comes again firing. His chin, stamina and adherence to the gameplan is the rationale he received the 11th spherical and is up on this battle on my scorecard, and my real-fight rating.
- Mazique Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (105-103 Derevyanchenko)
- Real Fight Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (106-101 Derevyanchenko)
The final spherical was filled with motion. No one actually had a lot of an edge, however Derevyanchenko was simply in the very best situation on the finish of the battle. GGG gave a strong effort, however his gasoline tank was practically empty. I’ll have to offer it to Derevyanchenko. We’ll wait on the official scorecards.
- Mazique Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (115-112 Derevyanchenko)
- Real Fight Score: 10-9 Derevyanchenko (116-110 Derevyanchenko)
The official scorecards go to Golovkin 114-113, 115-112×2. There have been shut rounds, however Derevyanchenko appeared to do the higher work. This isn’t a theft, but it surely’s a troublesome resolution for Derevyanchenko to simply accept.
I’ll have a response to Golovkin’s win in addition to the boxing group’s response to the shut resolution.