HBO Boxing presents “Road to Jacobs/Derevyanchenko,” an invigorating special examining the highly anticipated 160-pound title showdown between Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko set for Saturday, Oct. 27 at Hulu Theater from Madison Square Garden in New York. The encounter will be televised live on HBO®.
The “Road to Jacobs/Derevyanchenko” special will premiere Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10:20 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. It will preview the powerhouse meeting between two ring warriors who have been on a journey to confront each other in the ring. The special will provide all-new content including portraits of both fighters’ path to this significant fall showdown.
Jacobs, known as “Miracle Man” when he returned to the ring after being successfully treated for bone cancer, has a glittering record of 34-2, 29 KOs. Jacobs looks to regain a middleweight title and put himself a-top of the division. Born in the Ukraine and now based out of Brooklyn, NY, Derevyanchenko has knocked out 10 of his 12 opponents. A touted amateur, Derevyanchenko compiled an astonishing record of 390-20. Both fighters have been trained by Andre Rozier but for their Oct. 27th showdown, Rozier will be in Jacobs’ corner while Gary Stark Sr. mans the corner for Derevyanchenko.
The special will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.