Jaime Munguia vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko Preview June 10th, 2023
Unbeaten former WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Jaime Munguia of Mexico takes on Sergiy Derevyanchenko of Ukraine in a 12-round middleweight tilt this Saturday, June 10th. The fight from Ontario, California can be seen live in most nations on DAZN. Munguia last boxed in November when he stopped Gonzalo Gaston Coria in the third round. Derevyanchenko’s last action came in July when he downed Joshua Conley via a 10-round unanimous decision to halt a three-fight losing skid.
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Munguia vs Derevyanchenko Betting Odds
- Sergiy Derevyanchenko +375
- Jaime Munguia -550
The 26-year-old Munguia of Tijuana definitely likes to stay active as this will be his 42nd fight since turning pro in July, 2013 when he was a teenager. He enters the contest with a perfect mark of 41-0 with 33 Ko’s and first made a name for himself against Sadam Ali when he stepped up in class and stopped him in five rounds in May, 2018 for the WBO Jr. Middleweight Title. He then defended his belt against Liam Smith, Brandon Cook, Takeshi Inoue, Dennis Hogan and Patrick Allotey before moving up to middleweight.
At 160 lbs, he stopped Gary O’Sullivan in the 11th round in 2019 and then halted Tureano Johnson after six to win the vacant WBO Inter Continental Middleweight Title. He stopped Kamil Szeremeta after six rounds before beating Gabriel Rosado by unanimous decision and then halting D’Mitrius Ballard, Jimmy Kelly and Coria in his last contest. Some of those fights highlighted Munguia’s defensive shortcomings but that’s a part of what makes him so exciting. The other part of his fan-friendly style is the fact he has dynamite in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 80.5 per cent.
Munguia reportedly went 128-10 in the amateurs and now has 178 rounds of pro experience under his belt. He entered the title fight against Sadam Ali in 2018 as a hungry boxer who wanted to make a name for himself on the world stage and he certainly did that. However, he struggled against Dennis Hogan and Takeshi Inoue as he went the distance with both of them and took quite a few shots. He also had trouble making the 154 lb weight limit and after five outings as a middleweight the 6-foot tall Munguia took his 70.5-inch reach up to super middleweight against Kelly but then moved back to middleweight.
Derevyanchenko is now 37 years old and fights out of Brooklyn, New York. He’ll climb through the ropes with a mark of 14-4 with 10 Kos. He’s relatively small for a middleweight at 5-feet-9-inches and has a reach of 67.5 inches, which means he gives up three inches in height and 2.5-inches in reach to Munguia. Derevyanchenko has boxed 125 rounds since turning pro in 2014, is a tough nut to crack and has decent power with a current knockout ratio of 55.6 per cent. However, he’s gone the distance in his last six fights and is just 2-4 in those contests.
Derevyanchenko enjoyed a fine amateur career and boxed at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China as well as in the World Series of Boxing. His first pro defeat came via a split decision to his Brooklyn, New York stablemate Daniel Jacobs in a tilt for the vacant IBF Middleweight Title in October, 2018. He was then dropped in the first round by Gennadiy Golovkin a year later but fought back valiantly to lose a close unanimous decision in a slugfest for the vacant IBF and IBO Middleweight Belts.
He was beaten by Jermall Charlo via a unanimous decision in September, 2020 in a shot at the WBC Middleweight Title and was then edged by Carlos Adames via a 10-round majority decision 15 months later and then rebounded with his win over Joshua Conley in his last outing. Therefore three of his four defeats came in world title shots. So far, Derevyanchenko has fallen just short when stepping up in class but has beaten the likes of Jack Culcay, Dashon Johnson, Raul Munoz, Tureano Johnson, Jessie Nicklow, Sam Soliman, Kemahl Russell and Elvin Ayala. He’s been dropped before but still has a solid chin and a lot of heart to go with it.
Munguia is a world-class boxer who disappoints most fans because of the level of his opposition. He’s taking on a legitimate foe in Derevyanchenko, but he is 37 years old and in a bit of a slump. Both boxers are exciting with plenty of power and energy and if this is anything like the Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko fight it’s going to be something special. Derevyanchenko gives everybody problems and I don’t mean when it comes to spelling his name. He’ll be a handful for Munguia and this is another fight which could end with any outcome. Munguia is 11 years younger though and has a distinct size advantage so I’ll give him the edge here.
Munguia’s aggression and power should be the difference.
Play: Munguia -550 @ BetOnline.ag
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