For the IBF and IBO Middleweight Boxing Titles on Saturday, October 5
On Saturday, October 5, Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, aka “GGG,” will fight Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko at Madison Square Garden in NYC for the IBF and IBO middleweight boxing titles. Promoters are billing this as the Big Drama Show.
GGG, one of the all-time great middleweight fighters, lost the WBA, WBC and IBO middleweight titles to Canelo Alvarez last year, the only loss in his 41-fight career (and it was not by unanimous decision). Of GGG’s 39 wins (he had one draw against Alvarez as well), 35 are by knockout.
Unfortunately for GGG, he can’t just refight Alvarez for the WBA and WBC titles. He has to earn his way back to Canelo piece by piece. And the first leg of the road back to Alvarez is to beat Derevyanchenko, a fighter with a 13-1 record who is 4 years younger.
The WBA attempted to get a fight between Derevyanchenko and Alvarez scheduled, but Alvarez failed to agree to a deal. So, Alvarez was stripped of his IBF title (which he’d won from GGG) and that title will now go to the winner of the GGG-Derevyanchenko fight.
For Derevyanchenko, this will be the biggest fight of his career, as he is out to prove himself more worthy of a shot at Alvarez than GGG. Of Derevyanchenko’s 13 wins, 10 were by KO, so both of these fighters are hard punchers. And Derevyanchenko’s one loss, like GGG’s, was not by unanimous decision.
So this should be one helluva battle. Neither fighter has ever been KOd, and both expect to win by KO. The Vegas sports books will be packed. The oddsmakers are putting their money on GGG, making him a 3-1 favorite. As always, the best place to watch the fight will be in one of the best Vegas strip clubs, with topless beauties ready to sooth your nerves as the battle gets bloody.
Vegas Strip Clubs Holding Fight-Screening Parties
Sapphire’s Fight Party Will Sell Out — Reserve Your Seat Now!
Sapphire Vegas is first to announce a fight-screening party for Golovkin vs. Derevyanchenko. It will take place in the club’s Showroom with its three movie-screen sized HD screens plus wrap-around monitors and Dolby surround sound so you can practically feel every punch. The party will feature their usual top-of-the-line buffet (think barbecue, gourmet Mexican, pasta, salads and sushi, plus a huge dessert table, with all food served at the proper temperature by a professional catering staff) and of course the club’s 400+ stacked 9s and 10s.
The $45 package gets you limo transport to the club, free admission, a line pass, a reserved seat in the Showroom and the free buffet. You must arrive before 7 pm to get this price.
The $85 package (available through the same link or by calling 702-869-0003) is identical except it allows you to arrive after 7 pm.
Sapphire also has bottle packages through that link for groups of up to 6, 8, and 12 guests. After the fight, you exit into Sapphire’s main room where you can join the high-mileage lap dance orgy in progress. Porn star Jade Kush will be doing stage sets starting at 11:30 pm and available for porn star private time in the VIP.
Note: Sapphire expects this event to sell out, which means it will, so reserve your seat asap. Also, for big events like this, party prices tend to go up as the event nears and the remaining seats dwindle. So reserve now to lock in these prices. Topless, full bar, 21+