The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has ordered a fight between Former Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin and Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the IBF middleweight title, which was recently stripped from Middleweight Unified champion Canelo Alvarez.
According to the IBF, the two fighters have a 30 day negotiation period which will be ending on September 4th. In an event where both parties fail to come to agreement before the deadline, a purse bid will be ordered by the sanctioning body.
Canelo Alvarez was initially ordered to defend the title against Mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko but both parties couldn’t come to terms, as Canelo actually wanted nothing to do with Derevyanchenko. This prompted the stripping by the Sanctioning body.