Henry Cejudo takes aim at boxing champ Lomachenko – Gets response
With the boxing match between former UFC champion and MMA superstar Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, a new era may very well just have started. This weekend MMA staple Artem Lobov took on former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi at Bare Knuckle FC 6 – and managed to score an upset victory via unanimous decision.
Now, with bouts between boxers and MMA fighters becoming more prevalent, UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo has taken aim at lightweight boxing champion Vasyl Lomachenko – one of the sports biggest stars.
Cejudo began by referencing the Malignaggi-Lobov fight, implying he could have a similar result if he faced Lomachenko.
“Artem Lobov (13-15,MMA) former UFC fighter wins by unanimous victory over Paulie Malagnaggi (36-8, ,Boxing) former (boxing) World Champion . What do you think an Olympic & UFC champ Champ would do to boxing‘s VasylLomachenko?”
This prompted a response from the Ukrainian boxing champion.
here's an example of how it will be! pic.twitter.com/l7ifA8Pxc7
— LOMA (@VasylLomachenko) June 23, 2019
Cejudo, not content to let Lomachenko have the last word, referenced the boxing champions first and so far only loss: to mexican fighter Orlando Salido.
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) June 23, 2019
Lomachenko is undefeated since his split decision loss to Salido in 2016 – the Ukrainians second pro bout. He was most recently active in april this year when he knocked out Brit Anthony Crolla in the fourth round.
Cejudo is coming off of career-defining performances in his last three bouts. He defeated Demetrious Johnson, one of the consensus best pound for pound fighters in the world, in august last year to capture the UFC flyweight title. He followed that up by defending his title against former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw – who Cejudo knocked out in the first round.
Most recently Cejudo became two-weight UFC champion after beating Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 via TKO to win the vacant bantamweight title.
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