“Sources: Canelo Alvarez-Sergiy Derevyanchenko in talks for Sept. 14 at 168. Canelo was set to fight Billy Joe Saunders, DAZN has preferred May 2 foe, before pandemic hit. Other opponents being considered for Canelo, but it will not be GGG. Unlikely to see Canelo-GGG 3 until early 2021,” journalist Mike Coppinger wrote on his Twitter page.
It is worth noting that Derevyanchenko's last bout took place on October 5, 2019. He faced former middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for vacant IBF title. It was the Kazakh boxer who got the controversial unanimous decision.
The fight against Alvarez is a great opportunity for Derevyanchenko even though he will have to move up in weight (he has never fought in the super middleweight division as a professional fighter).
As we reported earlier, WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (29 wins (18 KOs), 0 losses) is also interested in testing himself against Derevyanchenko.
“I asked for that fight before. I have no problem fighting anybody in my division – anybody. I’m already fighting anybody. I’m fighting whoever’s available at the time, or whoever’s willing to get in with me. So, I’m not sitting here, picking and choosing anybody. I would like to fight the well-known, popular guys out there. But that’s not the case. But if you could put a Derevyanchenko fight with me, I would definitely love to take that fight,” Andrade stated.