Derevyanchenko outclasses Ayala; Khytrov Delivers TKO

Nick Brinson - Talented undefeated middleweight prospect and 2008 Olympian Sergiy Derevyanchenko continued to move on the fast track as he earned a unanimous decision over former world title challenger Elvin “El Lycan” Ayala of New Haven, Conn. in Friday’s main event of the ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader from Bally’s Atlantic City.

Talented undefeated middleweight prospect and 2008 Olympian Sergiy Derevyanchenko continued to move on the fast track as he earned a unanimous decision over former world title challenger Elvin “El Lycan” Ayala of New Haven, Conn. in Friday’s main event of the ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader from Bally’s Atlantic City.

Known as “The Technician,” Derevyanchenko (6-0, 4 KOs/WBS: 23-1, 7 KOs), of Brooklyn, N.Y. by way of Ukraine, kept his record unblemished as he carefully broke down the experienced Ayala (28-7-1, 12 KOs) in their eight rounder. He was the more effective and accurate aggressor, unleashing an excellent body attack and out-landing Ayala 185 to 49 on power punches.

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Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Ievgen Khtrov looking to impress tomorrow night on Shobox

New York, NY / Atlantic City, NJ (8/6/15) – Tomorrow night, stable-mates Sergiy Derevyanchenko (5-0, 4KO’s, WSOB: 23-1) and Ievgen Khytrov (10-0, 9KO’s) will co-headline an exciting night of boxing from the ballroom at Bally’s in Atlantic City, on ShoBox, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). The Ukrainian blue-chip middleweight prospects will be looking to continue their streaks of highly impressive victories when they square off in separate eight-round bouts. Derevyanchenko is set to take on former world-title challenger and resurgent contender Elvin Ayala (28-6-1, 12KO’s) while Khytrov squares off against dangerous Nick Brinson (17-3-2, 7KO’s).

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Taylor defeats Soliman; Dirrell destroys Brinson

Nick Brinson - International Boxing Federation (IBF) middleweight champion Sam Soliman (44-12, 18 KOs) physically fell apart and he looked every bit of his 40 years in losing to 36-year-old Jermain Taylor (44-12, 18 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.

International Boxing Federation (IBF) middleweight champion Sam Soliman (44-12, 18 KOs) physically fell apart and he looked every bit of his 40 years in losing to 36-year-old Jermain Taylor (44-12, 18 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.

Neither fighter looked good at all. Taylor may have won the fight, but he looked poor in comparison to the likes of Gennady Golovkin and Miguel Cotto, two of the best middleweights in the division. Soliman slipped on the wet canvas in the 7th, causing him to injure his left leg while being knocked down.

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