At the beginning of the fight, the Ukrainian boxer got himself in a knockdown after the backhand. Then a dissection appeared above Derevyanchenko's right eye. After that, the Ukrainian sportsman rose his temp and started winning rounds and fought Golovkin's liver in the fought game. Derevyancheko performed spectacularly the 10th round but nobody could win at the end of the match. The judges were unanimous - 114-113, 115-112 and 115-112 for Gennady Golovkin, however, the supporters of Derevyanchensko disagreed with the decision.
“Right now it’s bad day for me, [but] it’s a huge day for Sergiy, his team,” said Golovkin, who landed 242 of 720 punches (34%) compared to 230 of 738 for Derevyanchenko (31%). “Right now I know what I need exactly. I lost a little bit of focus. Sergiy was ready. I really respect him. He showed me such a big heart. I told him, ‘Sergiy, this is best fight for me.’ I just respect his team.”
“There are so many great champions here. Sergiy, a lot of guys. Everything is ready. Just call Canelo. If he says yes, let’s do it,” he added.
Both were taken to the hospital immediately afterward for precautionary measures, skipping the post-fight press conference.