Vaughn Alexander vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko Betting Odds and Prediction

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Vaughn Alexander vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko Preview April 20th, 2024

Sergiy Derevyanchenko of Ukraine is set to meet Vaughn Alexander of St. Louis, Missouri in a 10-round super middleweight tilt this Saturday, April 20th. The fight from Brooklyn, New York, can be seen live in most nations on DAZN pay-per-view on the undercard of the Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia showdown. Derevyanchenko’s last action came in June when he was dropped in the 12th round and lost a close unanimous decision to Jaime Munguia in a slugfest for the vacant WBC Silver Super Middleweight Title. It was his fourth defeat in his last five outings. Alexander was last in the ring in March when he dropped an eight-round split decision to Petr Khamukov for his third straight loss.

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Alexander vs Derevyanchenko Betting Odds

Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook (full review here).

  • Vaughn Alexander +800
  • Sergiy Derevyanchenko -1500

My Pick

Derevyanchenko is now 38 years old and fights out of Brooklyn. He’ll climb through the ropes with a mark of 14-5 with 10 Kos. He’s relatively small for a super middleweight at 5-feet-9-inches and has a reach of 67.5 inches. Derevyanchenko has boxed 137 rounds since turning pro in 2014, is a tough nut to crack and has good power as 71.4 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage. However, he’s gone the distance in his last seven fights and is just 2-5 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 a 10-round unanimous decision over Joshua Conley before losing to Munguia. Therefore three of his five 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 ton of heart to go with it.

Alexander makes the ring walk with a mark of 18-10-1 and is a well-known journeyman who is the same age as Derevyanchenko. He also has pretty good power as 61.1 per cent of his wins have been by stoppage. These include his last two, but he’s 2-4 in his last six contests. Alexander reportedly measures 6-feet-tall with a 72-inch reach, but that’s unconfirmed. He made his pro debut in 2004 following a fine amateur career and has 168 rounds of experience since.

Alexander has also lost decisions to Denis Douglin, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly, Anthony Sims Jr., Bektemir Melikuziev, Shawn McCalman, Christian Mbili and Joeshon James and has been stopped by Ian Green and Zach Parker with the loss to Parker coming in a shot at the WBO International Super Middleweight Belt. His lone draw was an eight-round affair with Winfred Harris Jr. in a shot at the vacant American Boxing Federation Super Middleweight Title. Alexander is a solid opponent with a good chin but typically falls just short of the mark when stepping up in class.


Derevyanchenko is a world-class boxer even though he’s 38 years old. He’s in a slump at the moment and that’s why he’s matched here against a 38-year-old journeyman, to get back on the winning track and to give his confidence a boost. He’s exciting with plenty of power and energy and I’m expecting him to win handily, but Alexander has a pretty good chin and there’s a chance this could go the distance, so I’m not sure if betting on a stoppage is the best move.

Derevyanchenko’s aggression and power should be the difference.

Play: Derevyanchenko -1500 @

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