Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin (39-1-1) takes on Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (13-1) in a fight for the vacant IBF Middleweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday night. (October 5)
Golovkin’s last fight resulted in a fourth round KO of Steve Rolls in June and the only blemishes on the Kazakh’s professional career to date are a loss and a draw against the Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, with both results being highly controversial.
The Kazakh is now 37 years old so, although still clearly a phenomenal boxer, it’s likely that his best days could now be behind him.
The Ukrainian 33 year-old Sergiy Derevyanchenko has just one loss in his professional career, when he was defeated by Daniel Jacobs for the vacant IBF belt in October 2018 on a Split Decision. Having battled back after having been on the floor in the opening round, Derevyanchenko more than proved himself at the highest level.
However, he didn’t convince in his last fight, when claiming a Unanimous Decision victory over Jack Culcay in April.
Gennady Golovkin vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko Betting Lines & Prediction
Gennady Golovkin is, naturally enough, a fairly strong favourite to win this fight. However, he’s not the overwhelming favourite that he is against most opponents, which is an indication that Sergiy Derevyanchenko isn’t to be taken lightly when it comes to making boxing predictions for this bout.
In the boxing betting odds, Golovkin is -500 (1.20) with 888Sport to win the fight, with the draw at +2500 (26.0) with Betway Sports and the best betting line on Derevyanchenko at +350 (4.50) with 888Sport.
Golovkin has recorded an incredible 35 KO’s in his professional career, but although Derevyanchenko was down on the canvas in the 1st round against Jacobs, he’s a boxer who could quite possibly take “GGG” the distance here.
On that basis, it’s the ‘Method of Victory’ betting market is where we’ll go for our boxing tip here, with Golovkin to win by Decision or Technical Decision offered at +138 (2.38) with Betway.
Boxing Predictions: Method of Victory – Gennady Golovkin to win by Decision or Technical Decision @ +138 (2.38) with Betway