Here’s all the latest news from the world of boxing…
IBF for GGG
Gennady Golovkin is set to fight Sergiy Derevyanchenko for his old IBF middleweight title.
Talks broke down between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Derevyanchenko over a bout, before the Mexican was striped of his belt and it is now vacant.
According to Boxing News 24, the clash is being pencilled in for October 5, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
‘GGG’ is hopeful of landing a trilogy fight with ‘Canelo’ who he has both drawn and lost with in two eventful but contentious meetings.
“Who knows,” Golovkin said when asked about chances at a third bout. “Ask him. I’m ready.’’
Golvokin signed a six-fight deal with DAZN back in March and last fought in June, stopping Steve Rolls in four rounds.
Reaping the benefits
Fighting and beating Anthony Joshua not only gave Andy Ruiz Jr the IBF, WBA (super) and WBO world heavyweight titles, it also helped him by a new mansion.
The first ever Mexican-American heavyweight champion made £5.36million for stepping in to face the unbeaten Brit and will earn considerably more for the rematch.
Ruiz has posted a video online of his ‘humble abode’ and it is certainly fit for a king.
Super human Loma
Vasiliy Lomachenko is has been described as ‘close to unbeatable’ by former opponent Anthony Crolla.
The Ukrainian takes on Luke Campbell at the O2 on August 31 with the WBC, WBA ‘Super’ and WBO titles on the line in London.
Back in April, Crolla was ruthlessly dispatched in four rounds by Lomachenko and is better placed to judge than most, just how good the double Olympic gold medallist is.
“I think he’s the complete fighter – speed, defence,” Crolla told Sky Sports.
“He hits harder than you expect as well. He varies the power up very well and just so clever, so clever at reading fighters.
“No man’s unbeatable, but he’s close to it.”