Ukrainian Sergey Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KO’s) and his American opponent Daniel Jacobs (34-2, 29 KO’s) showed the same weight before the fight for the IBF title in the Middleweight division.
Both fighters from the first attempt kept within the scope of average weight (72,5 kg), showing on the scales 72.12 per kg.
In the last duel of views, Jacobs was the first to break eye contact. The American was obviously nervous, Derevyanchenko also was very confident.
The first title fight in his career Derevyanchenko suitable outsider status. Bookmakers the victory of the Ukrainian coefficient estimate of 2.65, while on Jacobs give of 1.51. It is expected that the battle will last a maximum of 12 rounds. The chance of early victory by one of the boxers is unlikely.
Originally Derevyanchenko for the IBF title was supposed to fight former world champion Gennady Golovkin, but the Kazakh preferred to spend money rematch with Saulem Alvarez and lost one of their belts.
Derevyanchenko Sunday morning could be the fourth current Ukrainian world champion after Vasyl Lomachenko, Alexander Usik and Artem, dalakan.
Championship fight between Sergey Derevyanchenko and Daniel Jacobs live at 6:25 Kyiv time will show the TV channel “inter”.