NO SCALE FAIL:  Golovkin Is 159.2 lbs, Derevyanchenko 159 lbs.



NO SCALE FAIL:  Golovkin Is 159.2 lbs,  Derevyanchenko 159 lbs.

NEW YORK, October 4, 2019  Boxing’s pound-for-pound superstar attraction Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KOs) from Karaganda, Kazakhstan and Brooklyn-based Ukrainian challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs) tilted the scales a day before their highly-anticipated clash for the vacant IBF/IBO World Middleweight titles on Saturday, Oct. 5, live from Madison Square Garden in New York and streamed exclusively on DAZN. Golovkin, who has worn a world championship belt every year since 2010, is looking to extend that streak into 2019. It is one of several highlights this fight season on DAZN – an entire fall featuring boxing’s biggest matchups in one of the best schedules in boxing history.


Also stepping on the scales today were undefeated super middleweight contender Ali Akhmedov (15-0, 11 KOs), from Almaty, Kazakhstan, undefeated super welterweight contender Israil Madrimov (3-0, 3 KOs) from Khiva, Uzbekistan, powerful super lightweight Ivan Baranchyk (19-1, 12 KOs) from Amursk, Russia, amateur standout Joe Ward – hailing from Athlone, Ireland and making his pro debut this Saturday in the Mecca of Boxing, and super middleweight Brooklyn brawler Nikita Ababiy (6-0, 5 KOs).


DAZN coverage will begin at 7 p.m. ET, with the main card starting at 9 p.m. ET.

12-Round IBF Middleweight Title Bout @ 160 lbs. 

Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin: 159.2 lbs.

Sergiy Derevyanchenko: 159 lbs.

10-Round WBA Inter-Continental Super Welterweight Title Bout @ 154 lbs.

Israil Madrimov: 153.4

Alejandro Barrera: 152.6

10-Round Super Lightweight Bout @ 140 lbs.

Ivan Baranchyk: 139.6

Gabriel Bracero: 140

12-Round WBC Silver International Super Middleweight Title Bout @ 168 lbs.

Ali Akhmedov: 167.2

Andrew Hernandez: 167.6


8-Round Catch Weight Bout @ 149 lbs. 

Brian Ceballo: 148.6

Ramal Amanov: 148.4


8-Round Middleweight Bout @ 160 lbs. 

Kamil Szeremeta: 159.4

Oscar Cortes: 160


6-Round Light Heavyweight Bout @ 175 lbs.

Joe Ward: 173.4

Marco Delgado: 173.8

6-Round Catch Weight Bout @ 162 lbs.

Nikita Ababiy: 160.6

Isiah Seldon: 159.4

Promoted by GGG Promotions and Matchroom Boxing USA in association with DiBella Entertainment, remaining tickets to the latest action-packed episode of the Big Drama Show may be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at and

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About DAZN:

DAZN is the largest global sports streaming platform in the world. Since launching in 2016, DAZN has expanded across four continents with the app currently available for download in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan and Brazil. In the U.S., DAZN has made its mark as an attractive alternative to pay-per-view within the combat sports industry. The platform features big fights from Matchroom Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, GGG Promotions, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series and Combate Americas, all for one affordable price, on any device – including smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN also features live MLB action each day of the season with its new daily show, ChangeUp. The much-anticipated daily program The Pat McAfee Show launched in September.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.