Sergiy Derevyanchenko

Sergiy Derevyanchenko

“The Technician”

RECORD

13 - 2 - 0

KOs

10

Weight 160 lbs (72.73 kg)

Age 34

Home Brooklyn, New York, USA 

Complete Stats

Following a long, distinguished amateur career, Ukrainian knockout artist Sergiy Derevyanchenko has quickly risen his way to a top 160-pound contender. Read Bio

Next Fight / Sep 26, 2020


Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Jermall Charlo


Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

Latest News

Sergiy Derevyanchenko News
Jun 3, 2020 / The PBC Podcast, Andre Berto, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Terrell Gausha

This Week on The PBC Podcast: Berto, Derevyanchenko & Gausha

The two-time world welterweight champion discusses recent current events and the changes needed while Derevyanchenko and Gausha are gunning for the top spot in their respective divisions.

PBC Boxing Video
Apr 14, 2019 / Quillin vs Truax, Peter Quillin, Caleb Truax, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Chris Colbert, Joey Spencer

Quillin vs. Truax Ends in No Decision

The anticipated super middleweight clash between Peter Quillin and Caleb Truax ends in a no decision after an accidental clash of heads opened a bad cut near Truax's right eye.

PBC Boxing Video
Apr 12, 2019 / Sergiy Derevyanchenko

Derevyanchenko vs. Culcay: Steam Locomotive vs. High-Speed Train

Two top middleweight contenders battle for a world title shot when Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Jack Culcay throw down Saturday night on FS1.

Fights

Sergiy Derevyanchenko Fights

LOSS vs Gennady Golovkin 39-1-1

Oct 05, 2019 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

Gennady Golovkin WINS against Sergiy Derevyanchenko by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Jack Culcay 25-3-0

Apr 13, 2019 Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Jack Culcay by UD in Round 12 of 12

LOSS vs Daniel Jacobs 36-3-0

Oct 27, 2018 Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, USA

Daniel Jacobs WINS against Sergiy Derevyanchenko by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Dashon Johnson

Mar 03, 2018 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Sergey Derevyanchenko  WINS against Dashon Johnson by TD in Round 6 of 8

Win vs Tureano Johnson 21-2-1

Aug 25, 2017 Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma

Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Tureano Johnson by TKO in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Kemahl Russell 13-1-0

Mar 14, 2017 Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi

Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Kemahl Russell by TKO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Sam Soliman 44-13-0

Jul 21, 2016 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut

Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Sam Soliman by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Mike Guy 8-1-1

Mar 15, 2016 Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino, Nice, California, USA

Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Mike Guy by TKO in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Jessie Nicklow 25-7-3

Nov 14, 2015 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Jessie Nicklow by TKO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Elvin Ayala 28-6-1

Aug 07, 2015 Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Elvin Ayala by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Alan Campa 13-1-0

Apr 10, 2015 Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Alan Campa by TKO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Vladine Biosse 15-5-2

Feb 20, 2015 Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, New York, USA

Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Vladine Biosse by TKO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Raul Munoz 23-16-1

Dec 12, 2014 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Raul Munoz by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Laatekwei Hammond 21-7-0

Oct 01, 2014 Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California, USA

Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Laatekwei Hammond by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Cromwell Gordon 4-10-0

Jul 23, 2014 BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York, USA

Sergiy Derevyanchenko WINS against Cromwell Gordon by RTD in Round 2 of 6

Stats

Sergiy Derevyanchenko “The Technician”

  • WINS 13
  • LOSSES 2
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 10

Weight 160 lbs (72.73 kg)

Height 5'9" (1.75 m)

Reach 67½" (171 cm)

  • Born

    October 31, 1985
  • Age

    34
  • Country

    Ukraine
  • Born in

  • Trains in

    Brooklyn, NY
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    93
  • KO Percentage

    66.67%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Sergiy Derevyanchenko Bio

Hailing from the Ukraine and fighting out of Brooklyn, New York, Sergiy Derevyanchenko has proven time and time again that he is one of the world's best middleweights. The man they call "The Technician" is out for a world title at 160-pounds and is fast closing in on one.

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

As a youth, Ukrainian Sergiy Derveyanchenko was open to many disciplines, including following his father and former fighter Viacheslav into boxing. 

"I was 10 years old when my father brought me to a boxing gym, and he showed me a couple of things before introducing me to my first trainer, Sergiy Korchynskyy,” said Dereyanchenko. “I was young, but I liked fighting right away. I didn’t mind getting hit, but, obviously, I preferred being the guy who did the hitting."

A native of Feodosia, Crimea, Dereyancheko went 390-20 as an amateur, won the gold medal at the European Cadet Championships in 2001 and 2002, earned the bronze at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships, represented Ukraine at the 2008 Olympics, and went 23-1 in the World Series of Boxing, a professional-style competition allowing fighters to maintain amateur eligibility.

Nicknamed “The Technician” for his attention to fundamental detail, technique and hand speed, Dereyanchenko’s amateur teammates included future professional world champions Vasiliy Lomachenko, Oleksandr Usyk and Oleksandr Gvozdyk. 

"I was successful right away," said Derevyanchenko, who defeated Usyk and Gvozdyk in the amateurs, "even against older boys who had been fighting a lot longer.”

Derevyanchenko vs. Johnson: August 25, 2017 (PBC on FS1)

A LATE BUT GREAT START

A 28-year-old Derevyanchenko won his initial three professional bouts of 2014 comprising second- and first-round stoppages of Cromwell Gordon (July) and Raul Munoz (December) which sandwiched a four-round unanimous decision over Laatekwei Hammond (October), the latter during the month of “The Technician’s” 29th birthday. 

Dereyanchenko, who moved to Brooklyn to train with Andre Rozier in 2014, stopped three of four opponents in 2015, with TKOs over Vladine Biosse (February), Alan Campa (April) and Jesse Nikow (November) in the second, fourth and third rounds to go along with a eight-round unanimous decision over Elvin Ayala (August).

Campa was knocked out for the first time after entering at 13-1 (9 KOs) as “The Technician” improved 7-0 with five knockouts. 

The years 2016 and 2017 were knockouts for Derevyanchenko with none of his four bouts --two in each 12-month period -- lasting the distance against Mike Guy (TKO 8, March), former champion Sam Soliman (TKO 2, July), previously unbeaten southpaw Kemahl Russell (TKO 5, March) and Tureano Johnson (TKO 12, August).

Guy entered at 8-1-1 with four KOs and was stopped for the first time as was Russell, who was 10-0 with eight stoppage victories. Derevyanchenko scored three knockdowns and became only the second man to stop Soliman over the veteran’s 19-year career, and Johnson was knocked out for only the second time, having entered at 20-1 (14 KOs).

Derevyanchenko vs. Culcay: April 13, 2019 (PBC on FS1)

DON'T SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE

Derevyanchenko scored his sixth straight stoppage against Dashon Johnson in March 2018 to set up an October clash with the nearly 6-foot former champion world champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs, with whom he had shared trainers in Rozier and Gary Stark Sr., the latter of whom worked “The Technician’s” corner and Rozier, Jacobs.

“Of course I always knew there was the potential for Danny and I to fight each other, but not necessarily for the title, and, not so fast,” said Derevyanchenko. “I often imagine myself in the ring with the strongest fighters in my weight during the training process for the opponent whom I will fight. Danny was among them.

Jacobs earned a contentious split-decision at New York’s Madison Square Garden not far from the fighters’ mutual training facility in Brooklyn, this, after having sparred more than 40 rounds with Derevyancheko in advance of the latter’s victory over Russell and Jacobs’ unanimous decision to then-unbeaten Gennady Golovkin in their title unification bout in March 2017.

“It was a bit of an awkward situation to have the corners split like that,” said Derevyancheko. “But I was able to maintain a warm relationship with Danny Jacobs afterward, so I was able to put that behind me.”

Derevyanchenko rebounded from the loss to Jacobs with an April 2019 unanimous decision over former title holder Jack Culcay before losing his last fight in an October 2019 clash for the IBF’s vacant crown by disputed unanimous decision against then ex-champion Golovkin.

Golovkin scored a first-round knockdown in the first round and swept the 12th round on the judges’ scorecards, but Derevyhancheko rocked the eventual winner at times during their clash.

“I thought that I could have done more, but I thought I should have been announced as the winner of the fight against Golovkin,” said Dereyanchenko, who had both Rozier and Starks in his corner against Golovkin. 

“I made a few mistakes, but if there’s a rematch between myself and Golovkin, I know what I need to do differently, which is to be more aggressive, and, at some point during the fight, go for the knockout if there is an opportunity to do that.”

Derevyanchenko’s wish list includes, in order, shapes up as unbeaten WBC champion Jermall Charlo, four-division title winner Canelo Alvarez, Golovkin and left-handed WBO titlist Demetrius Andrade.

“When I beat every one of thoses guys, that would be a tremendous accomplishment,” said Derevyanchenko, 34. “After that, I can decide whether or not I feel I need to rest and retire.”