The Master of Cringe Proved No Match for Hi-Tech… Vasyl Lomachenko Has Demolished Henry Cejudo After the UFC Champion Called Him Out on Social Media…
In hindsight, Henry Cejudo might breath a sigh of relief after Vasyl Lomachenko effectively shut down any hope of the two of them fighting. The Messenger does not want those hands. Lomachenko alongside Terence Crawford is one of the two best pound-for-pound boxers on the planet right now. It’s up to you whether or not you rank him first or second.
He’s only lost his professional debut and since then he’s been magnificent. The Ukrainian’s movement is out of this world. He’s famously forced many of his opponents to quit in four rounds or less. While he has faced adversity against the likes of Jorge Linares, he’s a genuinely elite talent.
Cejudo is one of the top athletes in combat sports in is own right. It’s a little known fact that he has an Olympic gold medal. He’s also a two-division UFC champion. Check out their back-and-forth on social media. Cejudo needs to sit down.
here's an example of how it will be! pic.twitter.com/l7ifA8Pxc7
— LOMA (@VasylLomachenko) June 23, 2019
You can see from the thread above that Lomachenko took Cejudo’s callout about as seriously as Roy Nelson takes his dietician’s advice. Cejudo’s callout came after Artem Lobov beat Paulie Malignaggi in a bare-knuckle boxing match. For some reason, he thinks he can beat one of the best of the world in his own territory. Never happening. He wrote:
“Artem Lobov (13-15,MMA) former UFC fighter wins by unanimous victory over Paulie Malignaggi (36-8, Boxing) former World Champion. What do you think an Olympic &
#UFC champ Champ would do to #boxing ‘s @VasylLomachenko ?”
From the gif below, you can see just how seriously Lomachenko took Cejudo’s callout. The short answer is not at all, and we can say that we don’t blame him at all.
you don't understand anything in boxing pic.twitter.com/HoMLWEctnq
— LOMA (@VasylLomachenko) June 24, 2019
Cejudo couldn’t just leave it there. Nope, he had to try and come back again but he just made himself look stupid. It’s worth noting that as well as being the WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight champion, he’s also a two-time Olympic gold medallist. Suddenly Cejudo’s lone goal doesn’t seem so cool. He wrote:
“@VasylLomachenko we all know what happened the last time you fought a Mexican warrior. Whose hand got raised again? #bendtheknee.”
Lomachenko came back with: “You don’t understand anything in boxing.”
We’re inclined to agree with the Ukrainian.
Can it Stop?
It’s really time for MMA fighters and boxers to stay in their own lanes. Boxers need to accept that they’re not tougher than MMA fighters just because they get punched in the head more, while MMA fighters need to understand that they’re probably not going to beat somebody in their own game if that’s all that they do.
Conor McGregor’s mega-money fight with Floyd Mayweather is what started all of this off. And then we had Artem Lobov beating Paulie Malignaggi in bare-knuckle boxing. Was either of these events high-quality? No, not at all. Cejudo is a wrestler. We’ve no idea how he thinks he can beat one of boxing’s elite. Just stop.