American Jermall Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Council middleweight Title against Ukrainian, Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10 KO’s) on September 26, at the “Mohegan Sun Arena” in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Both fighters commented on key aspects of their upcoming fight:
“It will be fireworks and an explosive night of boxing. I can’t wait. Everyone calls this a test and a big step forward, so I’m training hard and preparing well.
“He lost those two fights to Gennadiy Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs. Competitive or not, that’s what happened. However, he is a warrior and I want him to be smart so that he can do his best. This is going to be a real fight, I just know that.
“I’m going to be very sharp. That’s the message. I want to convey this to all the other middleweights.
“I’ve been at home training like crazy. I’m ready for whatever the challenge is. Everyone will get a chance to see the best Jermall Charlo.”
“My training is progressing. I’ve been in the gym staying fit, eating healthy, and doing everything I’m supposed to do. I am looking forward to September 26. You can expect the same kind of fight from me that you saw against Golovkin.
“I have had the experience of fighting at this level against Jacobs and Golovkin, which gave me the confidence and experience to fight at the hights. I have supreme and absolute confidence in myself.
“Charlo believes that he is the best in the world and I believe that I am the best in the world. I think I am the best fighter. We are going to have the opportunity to solve thus and we will see who is really the best.
“I need to stick with my game plan. We have a plan in place. I’m going to do what I have to do. If there’s a chance to knock him out, I’ll knock him out. If it lasts 12 rounds, I will do my best and show the judges that I am the winner. “