Opinion | Aug 23 2019

Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko – The Overthinking Game

Canelo is left in the past tense as Golovkin and Derevyanchenko face off for the first time, writes Jack Hirsch
Gennady Golovkin
Gennady Golovkin  |  Noah K Murray/USA Today Sports

The scene we have seen many times. The location never matters and neither do the fighters. It is legalized brainwashing. Welcome to the world of the press conference. The latest, a rushed affair, took place yesterday (August 22), in the lobby of Madison Square Garden to announce the October 5, Gennady Golovkin vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko show that will be held in the main arena.

It started out as a love fest with the press conference’s host Eddie Hearn teasing Derevyanchenko’s promoter Lou DiBella about the red blazer he had on. “You know it’s a big fight when Lou comes in dressed like that” he said.

From there the compliments flew around the room making one yearn for a small dose of Angel Garcia.