Jonathan Haggerty is a rare world titleholder in two sports in ONE Championship; Haggerty will put his Bantamweight Muay Title on the line against Brazil's Felipe Lobo, who is ranked #4 in the division. Sky Sports in the morning hours of February 17
16:59 UK Thursday 11 January 2024
British kickboxing star Jonathan Haggerty will fight Felipe Lobo live Sky Sports on February 17.
Haggerty excelled in ONE Championship, winning world titles in two separate disciplines, kickboxing and Muay Thai, stunning renowned opposition in the process.
He will put his Muay Thai bantamweight title on the line against Brazil's Lobo, who is ranked No. 2 in the division.
Haggerty has made amazing progress through ONE Championship. The 26-year-old from Orpington defeated legendary champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao in 2019 to claim ONE Muay Thai flyweight world title.
He then moved up a weight class and in 2023 shocked the world with a stunning first-round TKO victory over longtime ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Hama.
Haggerty made history again later that year when he knocked out Fabricio Andrade to win the vacant bantamweight kickboxing title and become a rare ONE dual-sport world champion.
“UK fans should rally behind Jonathan Haggerty, who is the current dual-sport world champion in Muay Thai and kickboxing. He is a phenomenon,” said ONE Championship Founder and CEO Chatri Sityodtong. Sky Sports.
“He's 26 years old and he's a real ripper. He's really come into his own in the last 12 months, he's beaten some legendary names, very, very tough people that nobody thought he could beat, and he's risen to the top.” world in two different sports.
“UK fans have never seen a striker of his calibre,” he added.
“He really is the best striker in the UK at the moment. But more importantly, probably one of the best pound-for-pound strikers, dot behind any martial art in the world today. Unbelievable, unbelievable story. He's absolutely talented.”
“I think you're going to see him reign for a long time, but at the same time he's hungry for more. He messaged me in the past that he'd like to pursue mixed martial arts and eventually fight for a title as well.”
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