Golovkin-Derevyanchenko staff predictions: Who will win?

Who will win Saturday night's middleweight world title bout between Gennadiy Golovkin and Sergiy Derevyanchenko at Madison Square Garden in New York?

Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KOs) is coming off a fourth-round knockout victory over Steve Rolls in June. Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KO's) rebounded from a split decision loss to Daniel Jacobs a year ago with a unanimous decision victory against Jack Culcay in April.

Who takes the win? Our experts make their picks.

Ryan O'Hara: Golovkin 9th-round TKO

This is going to be a fun fight. We have two warriors who love to come forward and put on a show. I am looking forward to it. However, Derevyanchenko's style is tailor-made for Golovkin. It is going to be exciting, but Sergiy won't be able to handle all of that smoke for 12 rounds.

Cameron Gillon: Golovkin UD

Gabriel Gonzalez: Golovkin 6th-round TKO

Derevyanchenko is game, but his aggressive style favors Golovkin

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