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Anyone Picking Derevyanchenko To Upset Golovkin At Madison Square Garden?



Anyone Picking Derevyanchenko To Upset Golovkin At Madison Square Garden?

Hours away, we will see GGG seek to show that at 37 he hasn't lost a step, and can still handle a legit tough out, in Sergey Derevyanchenko with the same power and precision we've all seen in years past. The Kazakh standout will be showing an arsenal that will perhaps show some tweaks in the game, as trainer Jonathan Banks says he wants him moving more, the better to get into a concussive rhythm.

We wonder…could Derevyanchenko mess up the best laid plans of GGG and DAZN and spring another Garden upset special, have us flashing back to June 1, when Andy Ruiz made jaws drops with a stoppage win over Anthony Joshua?

I asked of the NYF Squad, gang, who thinks Derevyanchenko can upset GGG?

“It's tempting,” said John Gatling. “Golovkin is certainly flirting with disaster tonight, in a way that will make New York City feel like Las Vegas. He's left the poker table in Canelo for a game of craps with Rolls, only to move on to a trip to the brothel with Derevyanchenko. I think he comes out of there a changed man and still a winner — but I don't know about better. We saw a classic last week and I think Eddie Hearn and DAZN get one tonight. Golovkin KO 10.”
“Unless GGG gets really old in that ring tonight, don't see it happening…but then again, crazier things have happened,” answered Abe Gonzalez.
“All the nopes,” said Kelsey McCarson.

What about youse all…who is picking Derevyanchenko to down GGG?

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