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Vasiliy Lomachenko is the newest fight sports activities athlete to hitch in combat for Ukraine.
ESPN’s No. 8 pound-for-pound boxer Vasiliy Lomachenko is the newest in fight sports activities athletes to take up arms to guard Ukraine from the Russian invasion.
Based on ESPN, Lomachenko joined a “territorial protection battalion”
The previous Olympic medalist posted a photograph and assertion to Fb on Sunday.
Vasiliy Lomachenko, Vitali Klitschko and Yaroslav Amosov amongst fighters becoming a member of the trigger
“The Belgorod-Dnestrovsky Territorial Protection Battalion has been shaped and armed. Within the territorial protection, boxer Vasily Lomachenko knowledgeable the mayor Vitaly Grazhdan,” the assertion reads in English.
Lomachenko joins different fight sports activities athletes together with boxers Vitali Klitschko, who’s the mayor of Kiev and his brother Wladimir. Moreover, Bellator champion Yaroslav Amosov has additionally taken up arms for his nation.
“In all probability, many will suppose that I ran away, I’m hiding or one thing like that, however this isn’t so,” Amosov mentioned. “I took my household to the secure zone. Now I’ve returned and can defend this nation as greatest I can, with what I can. I like this nation, our personal. Russia got here to our home and began a conflict right here, many individuals are dying – innocents, ladies and kids. Now we have to defend this nation, and we succeed, pals. And we’ll succeed as a result of the reality is behind us.”