“We’re gonna see if it works” - Jonathan Haggerty intrigued by the results of his preparations in new weight class

Jonathan Haggerty/ONE Championship
Jonathan Haggerty/ONE Championship

Former ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion Jonathan Haggerty is moving up in weight class to battle it out with Vladimir Kuzmin at ONE on Prime Video 4.

Switching weight classes always comes with questions, and the same goes for this instance. However, Haggerty isn't concerned about losing his speed at bantamweight. He told The MMA Super-Fan:

"I wouldn’t say I'm concerned, but I’m curious to see how big my opponent really is and how my body feels at 66 kilos. My strength coach down at PWR, we haven’t been lifting heavy weights, but everything we’ve been doing down at PWR Strength and Conditioning has been mainly based on fighting, so it’s not like heavy weights."

The 25-year-old is fine-tuning his game at PWR Strength and Conditioning. Haggerty added:

"It’s all about speed, power, and precision. We’re gonna see if it works! I think we can blow Vladimir out of the waters."

Interestingly, the Brit decided to switch weight classes following a victory in his previous outing in which he won a performance bonus.

Jonathan Haggerty has set lofty goals for himself

'The General' intends to set up a superfight mixed rules match with the great Demetrious Johnson in the future. In fact, he believes he poses a bigger threat to 'Mighty Mouse' than what Rodtang did. Haggerty told ONE:

"I said it when that fight got announced... I would definitely be a harder fight. My skillset is... more advanced on the ground than what Rodtang's is. All that takedown defense. My dad's got his own gym. I've been in the gym since I was a young boy, since I was like six or seven. I been growing up around MMA fighters, I've been joining classes."

For now, the former champ is feeling and looking incredible in the lead-up to his bantamweight debut. He took to Instagram to show fans his progress:

'The General' is riding a two-fight winning streak after suffering back-to-back losses to Rodtang. His lone 2022 outing was a unanimous decision victory over Mongkolpetch Petchyindee.

Jonathan Haggerty makes his bantamweight Muay Thai debut against Russian standout Vladimir Kuzmin on ONE on Prime Video 4 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Check out Jonathan Haggerty's top ONE highlights below:


Quick Links

Edited by Micah Curtis
Be the first one to comment