ONE dual-sport champion Jonathan Haggerty to defend Muay Thai world title on February 17 live on Sky Sports | WWE news

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.

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Jonathan Haggerty could be the best striker in the world today

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.

Sky Sports has teamed up with ONE Championship – so what can fans expect? Olympic Taekwondo silver medalist Lutalo Muhammed outlines what to watch out for, including the sport's superstar Jonathan Haggerty, who will perform on the 17th.

“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.

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Haggerty has ONE championship in two 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.”

You can catch all the action from ONE Championship with Britain's Liam Nolan live on Sky Sports on January 13 at 1am

Watch the first Sky Sports ONE Championship account live Sky sports mix from 1:00 p.m.

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