By Sean Jones: In a shocking revelation, Matchroom boss says Gennadiy Golovkin was BADLY sick going into his fight last Saturday night against at in .  From the 1st round, GGG looked unwell with a faded appearance.

Gennady looking ill in early rounds

In between rounds, Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) coughed, and showed the signs of someone who had some kind of illness. However, even as sick as Golovkin was, he pulled through it to win a 12 round unanimous decision. The scores were 114-113, 115-112, and 115-112. This writer had Golovkin winning 115-112. News 24 had Derevyanchenko pulling it out with an 8 rounds to 4 victory.

Golovkin fought the fight of his life

Daniel Jacobs, Tureano Johnson and Jack Culcay you would view this as standard for Derevyanchenko. He ALWAYS fights all out, and is involved in exciting fights. Golovkin is the one that fought the fight of his life, as he was sick and not close to 100% that he needed to be.

Hearn says GGG had been sick all week


One reason why Golovkin was so tired last Saturday was the body shots that Derevyanchenko was hitting him with. While Saul Canelo Alvarez occasionally hit Golovkin with body shots in their rematch, Derevyanchenko made it main focus. He was hitting GGG with body shots from the 2nd round, and that wore him down badly.


The pace was frantic. Derevyanchenko, the cut kind of helped him, because he felt the fight could be stopped at any moment.

Gennady will make decision in picking next opponent

Kamil Szeremeta.

Gennady likely to make mandatory defense next

So there’s a good chance that Golovkin’s next fight will be against Szeremeta in the first quarter of 2020. This could change if Saul Canelo Alvarez shows interest in wanting to fight Gennady in a unification fight, but right now that’s not expected to happen.


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