Ukrainian boxer Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10 KOs) spoke about his preparations for the WBC middleweight championship fight against Jermall Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs). This was reported by VRinge.
"I am still learning new things. I work really hard, I prepare diligently, I follow the regimen, I eat healthy food. In general, I do everything that is necessary. I look forward to the fight. I think it will an exciting bout, just like my last one against Golovkin. My main advantage is that that I have experience in fights against fighters like Golovkin and Jacobs, and now I have no doubt that I can perform at the highest level, it is also my confidence in myself and my abilities. Yes, we both think we are the best fighters in the world. Nevertheless, yes, I think that I am better than Jermall. It is great that we will finally get a chance to find it out in the ring.
I am fully focused on the fight. The task is to enter the ring and take the title from him. I rely on my experience. I do not that it will be the main key to victory. No, I am not saying that Charlo has nothing to offer me. We will go to the ring and find out everything there. My task is to follow the strategy for the fight. I know that he is ready for us. I am going to do everything I have to. If there is a chance to knock him out - I will definitely go for it. If I have to go through all 12 rounds, I will do my best to convince the judges this time that I won honestly and without any doubts," Derevyanchenko said.
It will take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.