By Matt Lieberman: Gennadiy Golovkin weighed in at 159.2 pounds while his opponent Sergiy Derevyanchenko came in at 159 for their weigh-in on Friday for the vacant middleweight title in . The fighters weighed in early without the media or the public present. The rest of the card will be weighing in at 3:00 p.m., ET.

Golovkin-Derevyanchenko weigh-in without media present

Golovkin looked painfully thin this week

GGG looked badly drained on Wednesday from cutting weight. His appearance was thin, and he had dark rings under both eyes. Clearly, the strain of dropping water weight was showing on Golovkin.

Derevyanchenko looked thin with dark circles under both eyes as well. These two middleweights had to go through a lot in making weight.

Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KOs) and the #1 ranked Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs) will be fighting this Saturday night on October 5 on at in . The vacant IBF 160-lb crown will be at stake for this interesting fight.

Derevyanchenko looking for big upset

Andre Rozier

We saw Derevyanchenko repeatedly taken the fight to the inside against Daniel Jacobs last year, and he was effective. Golovkin is in the boat as Sergey Kovalev in not being able to fight at close range against skillful fighters.


Rozier is being kind by not pointing out that Golovkin does have holes in his game. Those holes are as follows:

  • Unable to throw combinations
  • Slow hand speed
  • Slow in making adjustments
  • Poor at cutting off the ring


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