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USA: 'Triple G' Golovkin wins IBF belt after battle with Derevyanchenko

United States, New York City
October 06, 2019 at 12:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kazakhstani boxer Gennady 'Triple G' Golovkin beat his Ukrainian opponent Sergiy Derevyanchenko to win the IBF and IBO middleweight championship belts at New York City's Madison Square Gardens, on Saturday.

Three judges unanimously favoured Golovkin with the scores 115-112, 115-112 and 114-113, crowning him the new IBF world middleweight champion.

The Ukrainian hit the canvas in round one, but recovered after suffering a cut over his right eye, landing powerful body shots and forcing his opponent to battle for the whole 12-round fight.

Promoters of both fighters accompanied them to hospital after the clash for "precautionary measures," as they confirmed during the post-match press conference.

Derevyanchenko's promoter Lou DiBella, who denied considering the judges' decision a "robbery", said that the Ukrainian was nevertheless "robbed" of his defining moment.

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Kazakhstani boxer Gennady 'Triple G' Golovkin beat his Ukrainian opponent Sergiy Derevyanchenko to win the IBF and IBO middleweight championship belts at New York City's Madison Square Gardens, on Saturday.

Three judges unanimously favoured Golovkin with the scores 115-112, 115-112 and 114-113, crowning him the new IBF world middleweight champion.

The Ukrainian hit the canvas in round one, but recovered after suffering a cut over his right eye, landing powerful body shots and forcing his opponent to battle for the whole 12-round fight.

Promoters of both fighters accompanied them to hospital after the clash for "precautionary measures," as they confirmed during the post-match press conference.

Derevyanchenko's promoter Lou DiBella, who denied considering the judges' decision a "robbery", said that the Ukrainian was nevertheless "robbed" of his defining moment.

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