LOS ANGELES – Sergiy Derevyanchenko suffered but one more shut decline Sunday evening.
Carlos Adames obtained off to a solid start off, withstood Derevyanchenko’s rally in the second fifty percent of their combat and gained a greater part selection in their 10-round middleweight match. Judge Jerry Cantu scored their aggressive, powerful contest a draw, 95-95, but judges Tiffany Clinton (97-93) and Damian Walton (96-93) credited Adames with a victory on the Gervonta Davis-Issac Cruz undercard at Staples Center.
By winning this WBC middleweight elimination match, Adames highly developed to a last eliminator against Mexico’s Jamie Munguia. The Munguia-Adames winner will gain a mandated shot at Jermall Charlo’s 160-pound title.
Derevyanchenko (13-4, 10 KOs) is deemed a tiny middleweight, but the Dominican Republic’s Adames (21-1, 16 KOs) produced his debut at the division’s restrict of 160 kilos in this struggle. The 36-12 months-outdated Derevyanchenko fought for the to start with time considering that Charlo comprehensively out-boxed him in their 12-round battle for Charlo’s WBC middleweight title in September 2020.
While deemed a major middleweight contender, Derevyanchenko has lost four of his past five fights. Ahead of Adames and Charlo beat him, he dropped a break up determination to Daniel Jacobs in Oct 2018 and a close unanimous determination to Gennadiy Golovkin in BoxingScene.com’s “Fight of the Year” in Oct 2019.
Derevyanchenko and Adames traded really hard punches, mostly on the within, through a back again-and-forth 10th spherical. Neither fighter could harm his opponent, although, which left it to the judges.
Adames nailed an off-harmony Derevyanchenko with a remaining hook about 30 seconds into the ninth spherical. Derevyanchenko and Adames exchanged left hooks with just over 1:10 on the clock in the ninth spherical.
Derevyanchenko and Adames exchanged hard electrical power punches through an entertaining stretch more than the closing 30 seconds of the ninth round.
A still left and then a appropriate by Derevyanchenko landed about 1:15 into the eighth spherical. Two correct arms by Adames landed flush as Derevyanchenko arrived ahead in the closing 10 seconds of the eighth spherical.
Hardly a minute into the seventh round, Derevyanchenko related with a proper hand to the facet of Adames’ head. Adames stood his floor for most of the seventh round, but he was out-worked by Derevyanchenko.
Derevyanchenko pressured Adames all over the sixth round, even though he did not land the form of flush punches on which he connected through the fifth round.
Derevyanchenko got off various tricky appropriate hands on Adames through the opening minute of the fifth round. Derevyanchenko backed him into the ropes in the center minute of the fifth spherical and unloaded to Adames’ head and human body.
A left hook by Derevyanchenko wobbled Adames with roughly 30 seconds to go in the fifth spherical.
Adames in essence tackled Derevyanchenko about 40 seconds into the fourth round, which despatched them crashing to the canvas. Adames’ appropriate hand snapped back Derevyanchenko’s head with just in excess of a moment to go in the fourth round.
Adames, who fought from a southpaw stance in the very first two rounds, went again to his orthodox stance to begin the 3rd round. Derevyanchenko had issues landing cleanse punches on Adames throughout the 3rd round.
Adames landed a stiff jab and then a straight left that allowed him to land several far more power punches, including a left uppercut, in the center moment of the next spherical. Derevyanchenko backed up Adames and landed a suitable that backed him into the ropes later on in the second spherical.
Adames drilled Derevyanchenko with a left uppercut as Derevyanchenko pressed forward with about a moment to go in the 1st spherical. Adames also landed a straight still left with just more than 10 seconds to go in the opening spherical.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be attained on Twitter @Idecboxing.