Sergiy Derevyanchenko is still firmly in the running at 160 pounds.
Sergiy Derevyanchenko is in line for another shot at the IBF middleweight title after a win tonight over Jack Culcay in an eliminator.
Derevyanchenko won by unanimous decision on scores of 115-113, 116-112, and 116-112. BLH didn’t score the fight, but our friend Marcos Villegas unofficially scored for FS1, and had it 115-113 for Derevyanchenko.
Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KO) fought Daniel Jacobs for the then-vacant IBF title last October, losing a very competitive split decision. The 33-year-old Ukrainian remains a top contender at 160, and in theory is now in the mix to face the winner of the May 4 fight between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs. The victor of that fight will hold the WBC, WBA, and IBF titles.
Culcay, a former interim titleholder at 154 pounds, drops to 25-4 (13 KO) in defeat.
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Money Powell IV TKO-6 Christian Aguirre
Powell (10-0, 6 KO) is a 21-year-old middleweight prospect from Alabama, born in Germany. He was the clearly better fighter here, as Aguirre (8-5, 4 KO) didn’t do much of note besides foul, at least until he got crushed for the finish at 40 seconds of the final round.