Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs), co-promoted by DBE and Fight Promotions Inc., will get his long awaited crack at the IBF middleweight title when he takes on former champion Danny Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) for the vacant championship in the main event of HBO World Championship Boxing, from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The HBO televised co-feature will showcase DBE’s Yuandale “Money Shot” Evans (20-1, 14 KOs) challenging Alberto Machado (20-0, 16 KOs) for the WBA junior lightweight championship. The Machado vs. Evans bout will be co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.
In the opening bout on HBO, Heather “The Heat” Hardy (21-0, 4 KOs) and Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent (23-1, 1 KO), both fighting under the DBE banner, will square off in a rematch of the 2016 Ring Magazine Women’s Fight of the Year (which Hardy won by Majority Decision). This time, the stakes will be even higher with the vacant WBO featherweight championship on the line.
Tickets, priced from $46, $66, $106, $206 and $356 (ringside), are available at Ticketmaster.com. The Jacobs vs. Derevyanchenko event is promoted by Matchroom Boxing and DiBella Entertainment in association with Fight Promotions Inc., Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions.