The scheduled for today was to take place at the IBF’s headquarters in Springfield, New Jersey.
This postponement allows promoters Lou DiBella (promoter for Derevyanchemko) and Eddie Hearn (promoter for Jacobs), an extra five days to reach an agreement without a purse bid being necessary.
Dervyanchenko is the #1 rated fighter in the IBF. While Jacobs is #3, he is eligible to fight for the vacant title since the #2 spot is unoccupied.
Jacobs and Dervanchenko are both trained by Andre Rozier and also share the same manager in Keith Connolly. If this fight were to get made, it would pit two friends against each other. However, with the chance of becoming a champion on the line, that friendship will be put aside for at least one fight.
3kingsboxing.com will keep you updated as more information comes available.
By: Jerrell Fletcher