LeBron James had a very positive reaction to Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson & his fight against former MMA fighter Brian Maxwell.
The fight did not go at all in Ochocinco’s favor as you would expect, but the fact that he was able to step in the ring and have the courage to take on a former pro fighter speaks volumes.
Former NFL receiver Chad Ochocinco is making his boxing debut tonight. He was dropped in the fourth and final round.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) June 7, 2021
The former NFL receiver did manage to make it all the way to the final round, but ultimately, Maxwell’s experience proved to be too much.
LeBron James Entertained By Ochocinco’s Fight Against Brian Maxwell
Several athletes across the sporting world chimed in to show their support for Chad Ochocinco. LeBron James was among these athletes:
OCHO VS SCIENCE! Salute brother! @ochocinco 🙏🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 7, 2021
The “OCHO VS SCIENCE” Tweet is a reference to a post Ochocinco made earlier in the time leading up to his fight with Maxwell:
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LeBron is always appreciative of athletes taking new ventures, and his response to Ochocinco clearly illustrates that. Ochocinco had his moments in this fight too:
Chad Ochocinco Johnson throwing hands! 🥊 pic.twitter.com/GkwsOvAUtx
— Bench Bros Sports (@benchbrossports) June 7, 2021
As an ex-NFL athlete, Ochocinco drew comparisons to Nate Robinson who fought Jake Paul earlier. The memes were relentless:
nate robinson seeing chad ochocinco last 4 rounds pic.twitter.com/alT0yqlw2U
— buckets (@buckets) June 7, 2021
Chad Ochocinco got DROPPED but at least he didn’t get Nate Robinsoned 👀
— BroBible (@BroBible) June 7, 2021