Sergiy Derevyanchenko’s message to Ukraine. Usyk or Joshua? Watch!
We met Ukrainian boxer Sergiy Derevyanchenko during a workout at Gleason’s Gym ahead of his July 10th fight at Barclays Center.
What is his mindset before a fight in this horrific time for Ukraine? “This situation broke my heart,” he told me.
What’s his message for the Ukrainian people? “Be strong, we will win because Ukrainian people are very strong and brave,” Derevyanchenko emphasized after his workout at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn.
How does it feel to workout in this historic gym, where also Muhammad Ali trained? Watch the video.
In the heavyweight category, who does Derevyanchenko pick to win the rematch, fellow Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua? “Of course, I want Usyk to win, but it’s 50/50,” he commented. What’s Derevyanchenko’s goal at this point of his career? “I want to be a world champion!” How have his mindset and boxing style changed with time? “Now I know many things about boxing, about my training, about my camp, about my career.” What’s the Ukraininan middleweight’s favorite diet before the fight? “I like to eat meat, chicken, broccoli, pasta,” he says, laughing. What should we expect for fight night? Find out more in the video.