Gennady Golovkin vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko Prediction & Betting Odds - Boxing Picks
October 04, 2019
The legendary Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (39-1-1) will fight Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (13-1) for the vacant IBF Middleweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday evening (Oct 5).
The 37 year-old Kazakh fighter Golovkin has only two highly contentious blemishes on his record in professional boxing, with a draw and a defeat against the Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez both being widely regarded as being controversial.
Golovkin’s last fight resulted in a routine fourth round KO of Steve Rolls in June (highlights video below), but Saturday’s opponent is likely to give him a far tougher challenge.
The 33 year-old Ukrainian Derevyanchenko has only suffered one defeat in his professional career, when going down on a Split Decision to Daniel Jacobs for the vacant IBF belt in October 2018. Even then he came out of the fight with credit after having fought back from a first round knockdown.
He was somewhat less impressive in his last fight though, in which he was somewhat pedestrian in beating Jack Culcay on a Unanimous Decision back in April.
Betting Odds - Winner
Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko Betting Lines & Pick
Although Gennady Golovkin is a solid betting favourite going into this fight, he isn’t overwhelming so. That in itself is an indication that Derevyanchenko can’t be easily written off in terms of boxing predictions for this bout.
Looking at the Fight Result betting lines, Golovkin is on offer at -500 (1.20) with 888Sport, with the draw at +2500 (26.0) with Betway and the best boxing betting line on Derevyanchenko at +350 (4.50) with 888Sport.
Even though Golovkin has a remarkable 35 KOs in his professional career, Derevyanchenko is an astute fighter who is capable of taking his esteemed opponent the full distance here.
The ‘Method of Victory’ betting looks the best value market for a pick in this fight, with Golovkin to win by Decision or Technical Decision at odds of +138 (2.38) over at Betway Sports.
Boxing Picks: Method of Victory – Gennady Golovkin to win by Decision / Tech Decision @ +138 (2.38) with Betway