Mike Tyson training Henry Cejudo to throw hooks
By Dan Ambrose: Mike Tyson spent time training UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo in how to throw hooks to the body with trainer Rafael Cordiero. Former IBF/WBA/WBC heavyweight champion Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) is training for his comeback after 15 years out of the sport of boxing.
In the training clip on the 33-year-old Cejudo’s Instagram site, the 53-year-old Tyson showed off his power and speed while teaching the UFC champ in how to go to the body in hitting the pads.
Cejudo looks good
When it came to Cejudo’s turn to throw punches, he looked considerably slower than Tyson despite being 20 years younger. However, Cejudo’s form was right in following everything that Tyson showed him to the letter.
Whether Cejudo can use what Tyson teaches him to win his fights in the octagon is another question. Cejudo’s bread & butter is his ground game, which isn’t surprising. He comes from a wrestling background and won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics. He’s still mostly a ground guy in MMA, and don’t know if he’ll ever be great on his feet.
It would be interesting to see how Cejudo would do if he were to take on a top boxer in the sport. It would be a massive adjustment for Cejudo to make in going from the octagon to the boxing ring. But if anyone can do it, Cejudo would be the one. Unlike Conor McGregor, Cejudo has the stamina to hang in there for a prolonged match.
Ryan Garcia got Cejudo riled up
Lightweight contender Ryan Garcia recently asked his fans on Twitter how they think he would do against Cejudo in a boxing match. Cejudo took it as a challenge from Ryan and fired back some comments. It’s unlikely the two would ever fight because it wouldn’t be fair.
Cejudo doesn’t look that good on his feet, and Ryan would likely knock him out in the first round if a fight between them took place. At 33, Cejudo is old, and he would have too much to learn if he tried to take on a top boxer like Ryan Garcia or any other top 10 fighters from the boxing world.
UFC boss Dana White would likely not be agreeable to letting Cejudo take on Ryan Garcia in a boxing match. There are too many risks involved, and it might play out badly for Cejudo if Ryan knocks him out in the first round like he’s been doing lately with his opponents.
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