The IBF ordered a purse bid Monday for the Sergiy Derevyanchenko-Daniel Jacobs fight for its vacant middleweight title. The two fighters will be scrapping it out for the vacant International Boxing Federation middleweight title that was recently stripped from Gennady Golovkin for failing to commit to a title defense against IBF mandatory Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs) by the IBF mandated August 3 date.
The IBF ordered a bout between Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs), who’s ranked No. 1 by the IBF, and the third-rated Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) on June 11. Also, both fighters have same managers and trainer, both are trained by Andre Rosier.
Jacobs and Derevyanchenko will both get 50 percent of the bid. This is a fight that will interest a lot of boxing fans, as well as HBO, who has Jacobs under contract for a multi-fight deal.
The best possible situation will see the winner of the Jacobs vs. Derevyanchenko fight face the winner of the Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Golovkin contest. That’s what Hearn is counting on.