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Rozier confident Derevyanchenko can beat Golovkin

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Rozier confident Derevyanchenko can beat Golovkin

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Rozier confident Derevyanchenko can beat Golovkin

Going for the IBF middleweight title for the second time hopes to be the charm for Sergiy Derevyanchenko as he prepares for the vacant belt against Gennady Golovkin. The Ukranian Derevyanchenko is set to return to New York to begin training with trainers Andre Rozier and Gary Stark Sr. in preparation against the former multiple titleholder.

Rozier said in an interview to, “This fight is the biggest of Sergiy’s life so he will have mine, Gary Stark Sr, Terrence Simpson, Lenny Wilson and the whole of the Havoc Team’s undivided attention for this training camp and we believe all of us working together will provide Sergiy with the preparation that he needs to beat Golovkin.

“We haven’t decided where the camp will take place yet as Sergiy has a big input in that. We may head out to the excellent SNAC facility for this one as we want to give Sergiy every advantage going into this fight. The fact that we aren’t facing Canelo changes nothing, if anything it motivates us more as I believe this is a harder fight.”

Rozier is no stranger to being in the opposite corner against Golovkin having taken Daniel Jacobs and Curtis Stevens to contest him in losing efforts. Rozier with Derevyanchenko hopes to turn that tide around.

“In my opinion, GGG is an undefeated fighter,” Rozier said in an interview to Boxingscene. “I believe, and most of the world believe that he won both Canelo fights. He is a tremendous fighter, but Sergiy is too, and  I believe Sergiy will emerge victoriously. His skill set is unique to the middleweight division. He makes very few mistakes that Golovkin can take advantage of, and he is much fresher as a professional.”

While nothing has been finalized or set in stone, the match between the two is scheduled for October 5. That date is the next time Golovkin is expected to appear exclusively on the streaming service DAZN as part of the mega-fight deal he signed with the company earlier in the year.

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