Boxing wizard Vasyl Lomachenko uses SLICK MMA technique on speed bag

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Current pound for pound boxing great, Vasyl Lomachenko, is an absolute wizard in the square circle. He is able to do things that most fighters simply cannot do and he makes it look easy almost when he’s in there defeating world-class opponents.

In this video from ESNEWS, we see Lomachenko practicing some moves that aren’t even allowed under the Marquis of Queensbury rules, and makes you wonder if perhaps he’s considering a career in mixed martial arts somewhere down the line (much like the current rumblings of Floyd Mayweather Jr. making the jump to UFC/MMA).

In the video, we see him practice a very cool, Jon Jones-esque spinning elbow which you wouldn’t even think an elite-level boxer like himself would even bother with.

Lomachenko practices cool MMA move on speedbag - is the UFC next?
Lomachenko practices cool MMA move on speedbag – is the UFC next?

Compared to other boxers who have attempted to fight in MMA, Lomachenko would probably fare better than most I’d reckon. There is some footage you can see online of him wrestling as a youngster, probably not at a high level but it’s certainly better than no grappling experience at all.

Also, he’s trained alongside current UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw in the past so he at least has some training connections in MMA/UFC. Not to mention, his style seems to be well-suited to MMA with his amazing footwork, speed, accuracy, and athleticism.

What’s kind of amazing about Lomachenko too is that he’s only getting started in his professional boxing career – only having 11 pro fights so far, holding a record of 10 wins with 1 loss. At 29-years-old, he still has a long career ahead of him and a ton of great fights still yet to come.

Vasyl Anatoliyovich Lomachenko (born 17 February 1988) is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He has held the WBO super featherweight title since 2016, and previously the WBO featherweight title from 2014 to 2016; having won the latter title in his third professional fight.

As of September 2017, Lomachenko is ranked as the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound, by ESPN; second by BoxRec and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board; and third by The Ring magazine. He is also ranked by all four as the world’s best active super featherweight. The Ring named Lomachenko as their Prospect of the Year in 2013. CBS Sports and HBO Sports named him Boxer of the Year in 2016. He is known for his excellent hand speed, timing, accuracy, creativity, athleticism, and footwork. [Source: Wiki]

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