Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Carlos Adames Preview Dec. 5th, 2021
Sergiy Derevyanchenko of Ukraine will be squaring off against Carlos Adames of the Dominican Republic in a 10-round middleweight tilt this Sunday, December 5th. The fight can be seen on Showtime Pay Per View in America as it’s on the undercard of the Gervonta Davis vs Isaac Cruz event. Derevyanchenko last fought in September, 2020 when he dropped a unanimous decision to Jermall Charlo in a shot at the WBC Middleweight Crown. Adames last fought in June when he stopped Alexis Salazar in the third round.
Derevyanchenko vs Adames Betting Odds
Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).
- Carlos Adames +240
- Sergiy Derevyanchenko -300
Derevyanchenko is now 36 years old and fights out of Brooklyn, New York. He’ll climb through the ropes with a mark of 13-3 with 10 Kos. He’s relatively small for a middleweight at 5-feet-9-inches and has a reach of 67.5 inches. Derevyanchenko has boxed 105 rounds since turning pro in 2014. He’s a tough nut to crack and has better-than-average power with a current knockout ratio of 62.5 per cent. He enjoyed a fine amateur career before turning pro 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 then lost to Charlo in his last outing so he’s lost two fights in a row and three of his last four, which were all world title shots.
So far, Derevyanchenko has struggled when stepping up in class but he 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. He’s been out of action for 15 months though and will likely have some ring rust to fight through.
The 27-year-old Adames also fights out of the New York area, in Washington Heights. He carries around a record of 20-1 with 16 Kos and has boxed 93 rounds since making his pro debut in 2015. He enjoyed a fine amateur career as he competed at the 2013 World Amateur Championships, won a gold medal at the 2012 Pan American Youth Championships, reached the quarterfinals of the 2012 World Youth Championships and won a bronze medal at the 2013 Pan American Championships.
Since turning pro he’s captured the WBA Fedecaribe, and WBA Fedelatin Welterweight Titles, the NABF, and WBO NABO Super Welterweight Crowns. His lone loss came to Patrick Teixeira via a unanimous decision in November, 2019 in a shot at the interim WBO Super Welterweight Title and was dropped in the seventh round along the way.
Adames hasn’t fought many top level boxers up to now but has wins over Patrick Day, Frank Galarza and Joshua Conley. He’s 5-feet-11-inches tall with a 73-inch reach so he’s two inches taller than his opponent and has a 5.5-inch edge in reach. He’s also got more power in his punches with a current knockout ratio of 76.2 per cent.
Derevyanchenko has a ton of heart and determination and gave Jacobs, Golovkin and Charlo all they could handle. However, he’s nine years older than Adames and has a distinct reach disadvantage. He’ll need to work his way inside to do damage but has to be aware of the power coming back his way. This is likely Derevyanchenko’s last chance to prove he’s still a legitimate world champion contender. He needs to fight relentlessly for 10 rounds to earn a victory and I think he’ll just pull it off.
I like Derevyanchenko’s work ethic and aggressiveness.
Play Derevyanchenko -300 @ BetOnline.ag
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