Soft-spoken, unassuming, and a true gentleman - Sergiy Derevyanchenko reveres everyone that plays even the smallest part in the sport of boxing.

However, as the battle-tested veteran prepares for his ring return, he’s doing his best to render the judge’s job extraneous. On June 10th, at the Toyota Arena in California, the Ukrainian middleweight contender will look to hand Jaime Munguia the first defeat of his career.

Munguia, 26, has garnered a somewhat unwanted reputation. With the Mexican native facing less than stellar competition over the years, fans have grown tired of his ostensible unwillingness to step up to the plate.

Anxious to prove that he’s more than capable of pulling off a gigantic win, Derevyanchenko, after carefully examining what has gone wrong over the years, believes he’s pinpointed his biggest issue...shady judging.

“I don’t want decision,” said Derevyanchenko to during a recent interview. “I lost a decision to Daniel Jacobs, Golovkin, and every guy. It’s close fight and you don’t know who win. I don’t want decision.”

As Derevyanchenko alludes to, he came up on the losing end in some of his career-defining bouts. In October of 2017 and 2019, following back-and-forth brawls against Jacobs and Gennadiy Golovkin, the 37-year-old believed wholeheartedly that he did more than enough to earn a victory. Nevertheless, in what has become a growing theme, the three judges scoring ringside edged his bouts in favor of his opposition.

Training under the watchful eye of Andre Rozier, Derevyanchenko (14-4, 10 KOs) has strayed away from his typical box-first approach and has placed an emphasis on sitting down on his punches in an effort to hand his much younger foe a dirt nap.

With pain and anger fueling his new training regime, Derevyanchenko has one overarching goal come June 10th.

“I want to knock him out.”