TwitterFacebook

Sergiy Derevyanchenko promises to punish Jack Culcay in world title eliminator

Anthony Cocks

Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. He refuses to believe that Roberto Duran ever lost to Tommy Hearns and says that Jeff Fenech would destroy Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali on the same night.

Follow Anthony Cocks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Former middleweight title challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko 12-1 (10) will square off with Jack Culcay 25-3 (13) for the IBF number one position at the Minneapolis Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday night.

The 33-year-old Brooklyn-based Ukrainian is coming off a split decision loss to current IBF boss Daniel Jacobs last October.

“Jack Culcay is a good fighter,” Dereyanchenko said to RingTV.com via a translator. “[He is] experienced and he was a [WBA regular junior middleweight] world champion. This is a worthy opponent and I think the fight will be exciting.

See Also

“Culcay moves well on his feet; he is fast. I will use a jab against him, force him to make a mistake and punish him for it.”

The 33-year-old Culcay is a well-travelled and experienced campaigner. Back-to-back decision losses to Demetrius Andrade and Maciej Sulecki at 154-pounds in 2017 precipitated his move up the middleweight division where he has now logged three victories.

For the second fight in a row Derevyanchenko will be without his regular trainer Andre Rozier, who is in camp with stablemate Jacobs for his upcoming fight against Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez next month.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t work with Andre [Rozier] in this fight,” Derevyanchenko said. “I trained in two stages; the first stage I spent in Colorado Springs, the second in New York, training with Sergiy Korchinsky Jr. and Gary Stark.”

Read more articles about: ,

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Skavydis.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US