"It's a great fight" - Jonathan Haggerty dissects Ramazanov-Petchtanong showdown at ONE Friday Fights 68

(From left) Alaverdi Ramazanov, Jonathan Haggerty, Petchtanong Petchfergus.
(From left) Alaverdi Ramazanov, Jonathan Haggerty, Petchtanong Petchfergus

Two-sport ONE world champion Jonathan Haggerty will have his radar locked on a bantamweight kickboxing tilt at ONE Friday Fights 68, which sees two former kingpins collide after lengthy spells on the sidelines.

Thai striker Petchtanong Petchfergus returns from a one-year ban, having tested positive for methenolone and boldenone during an out-of-competition test by ONE Championship while in attendance at ONE Fight Night 11. The 38-year-old was later stripped of his title.

Alaverdi Ramazanov, meanwhile, steps back into action after a six-month suspension for an in-ring altercation shortly after 'The General' bagged the vacant divisional gold against Fabricio Andrade at ONE Fight Night 16.

Given both fighters' willingness to trade and eagerness to make a statement, striking fans expect a full-on war when they lock horns inside the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on June 28.

Jonathan Haggerty is no different. The Londoner is confident that this scheduled three-round tie in Bangkok, Thailand, will be fun for as long as it lasts.

He told Sportskeeda MMA:

"Yeah, I'm excited to see that fight go down [Ramazanov vs Petchtanong]. Hopefully, I can watch that show there. I'm trying to make plans to go there.
"I think that's a great fight. I feel like they're both going to stand in the middle and fight."

Fans keen to see the former world champions in action can purchase the ONE Friday Fights 68 PPV at watch.onefc.com. The action goes down in Asia primetime on June 28.

Watch the full interview here:


Jonathan Haggerty focused on his next battle at ONE 168: Denver

Jonathan Haggerty knows the winner of this showdown could put themselves in pole position for a shot at the ONE bantamweight kickboxing world title he currently holds.

However, he refuses to look too far into the future with a ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world title defense against Superlek Kiatmoo9 lined up at ONE 168: Denver on September 6.

Perhaps if the Knowlesy Academy and Team Underground superstar levels the score with 'The Kicking Machine', he'll shift his attention to kickboxing for his next world title defense.

Fans eager to attend ONE Championship's second on-ground showcase in North America can follow this link to purchase their tickets. ONE 168 will broadcast live from Denver's Ball Arena.

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