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Your say – Derevyanchenko was robbed

Boxing News readers react to Gennady Golovkin vs Sergey Derevyanchenko
Sergey Derevyanchenko

SITTING in Madison Square Garden, waiting for the main event between Gennady Golovkin and Sergey Derevyanchenko, I was living out a dream. I was surrounded by passionate boxing fans, true boxing fans, and we often got on our feet as we saw an awesome battle for the IBF middleweight title. The dream just got better and better. The underdog was dropped and cut early, but he kept answering back with combinations. He countered the former champion’s often wayward punches. What a fight it was and what a story that was developing. Then the scorecards came, and the New York fairy tale is ended by the reality of one of the worst things about boxing. I am a big “GGG” fan but he lost that fight by two to three rounds. I joined the chorus of boos at the end, not for Golovkin but booing the unjustness of what occurred. There is too much of this in boxing when fighters like Derevyanchenko have their dreams denied. PAUL THORPE

WOW, what a weekend. The Big Drama Show goes on. Gennady Golovkin won a highly entertaining and close-fought battle with Sergey Deverenchenko. It was action-packed from the opening round as the action then ebbed and flowed throughout the contest. Whether you think “GGG” deserved the win or not, he is rarely in a dull fight and we should appreciate him while he is still plying his trade in the ring. Maybe the end is nearing for him but after all the knockouts and great fights he’s been involved in over the past decade, I’d like to see him face Canelo Alvarez for a third time. It is, after all, still the biggest fight in boxing. JAMIE INGLEBY

Gennady Golovkin vs Sergey Derevyanchenko

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