Jonathan Haggerty is the right embodiment and dwelling proof of not giving up on all of the athletes at present signed to the ONE Championship roster.
That is as a result of he climbed his method again to the highest of the martial arts world by turning into a two-sport world champion.
The promotion not too long ago revealed on Instagram the inspiring story of Haggerty and the way he redeemed himself after dropping his first world title. ONE Championship captioned the put up:
“Resilience 🔥🏆 Will Jonathan Haggerty defeat Felipe Lobo and retain his ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title at ONE Combat Evening 19 on @primevideo? @jhaggerty_”
Haggerty turned a star when he defeated Sam-A Gaiyanghadao at ONE: For Honor in Could 2019 to win the ONE flyweight Muay Thai world title. Nevertheless, his reign as king of the division was reduce brief when Rodtang Jitmuangnon promptly dethroned him in his first world title protection in August 2019 at ONE: Daybreak of Heroes.
‘The Common’ tried to regain the 26-pound belt from ‘The Iron Man’ with a right away rematch at ONE: A New Tomorrow in January 2020, however was handed a TKO loss within the third spherical.
Regardless of the heartbreak, Haggerty shortly bounced again and scored three straight victories over Taiki Naito, Mongkolpetch Petchyindee and Vladimir Kuzmin to safe a world title shot towards Nong-O Hama for the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title in April 2023 at ONE Combat Evening 9 .
The Knowlesy Academy consultant scored an enormous upset of the Thai legend. He knocked him out within the opening spherical of their World Cup showdown to cement his place because the division’s latest world title holder.
Seven months later, Haggerty took on Fabricio Andrade in the principle occasion of ONE Combat Evening 16 for the vacant ONE bantamweight kickboxing world title.
The 26-year-old British famous person seized the chance and knocked out ‘Marvel Boy’ within the second spherical, making him a famous person. He joined the listing of prime athletes from the world’s largest martial arts group to win two world titles in two completely different sports activities.
Jonathan Haggerty prepares to defend his title towards Felipe Lobo at ONE Combat Evening 19
Within the wake of his historic victory at ONE Combat Evening 16, a brand new challenger emerged as Andrade’s Tiger Muay Thai coaching companion, Felipe Lobo, confronted Haggerty within the ring as he celebrated and exchanged a couple of heated phrases.
This incident sparked a rivalry between the 2, and Lobo occurs to be the third contender within the division. That prompted ONE Championship to formally ebook this struggle and allow them to settle their variations contained in the ring.
Haggerty and Lobo will crew up on February 16 for the principle attraction of ONE Combat Evening 19, which takes place on the legendary Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.