The world is currently on high alert since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Meanwhile, Vasiliy Lomachenko has done his part to support his motherland. The invasion was the result of building tension that began in early 2021, when Russian President Vladimir Putin questioned NATO’s post-1997 expansion as a threat to his country.
In this situation, where everyone from Ukraine is coming together to help each other, boxer Vasiliy Lomachenko did not hold back his support. Armed with an M16 assault rifle, the Ukrainian boxing icon has joined the Belgorod-Dniestersky Terrorist Defense Battalion in his hometown. Regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, Lomachenko is a three-division world champion.
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In one of the images shared by Ukrainian media, Lomachenko was seen on the battlefield in a military uniform. The boxer recently posted a message of peace for his fans and followers on his official Instagram account. Ariel Helwani was moved by his actions and left a message of support from his Twitter handle.
George Kambosos Jr. reacts to news of Vasiliy Lomachenko’s decision to withdraw from their fight
Loma was offered a fight Kambosos Jr, and he was ready to fight him for the world championship. After a series of unfortunate events in Ukraine, Loma decided to pull out of that fight and his manager took the time to inform Kambosos’ corner. George took to Twitter to respond to this news and he totally understands Loma’s decision.
He wrote, “Vasiliy Lomachenko, I respect your decision and I fully understand it and I pray for you and your country. Please stay healthy and once I wipe the floor with Devin we will have this fight between two real champions. God bless.”
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