ONE Championship has bolstered its burgeoning roster of world-class athletes with the acquisition of renowned Muay Thai champions Charlie Peters, 28, and Liam “The Hitman” Harrison, 32. Both martial artists are from the United Kingdom.
Peters and Harrison will be part of the highly acclaimed league ONE Super Series. On April 14, 2018, ONE Championship launched the league to showcase the purest forms of world-class striking and its adrenaline-pumping action on the world’s biggest and most prestigious stage of competition.
“Asia has been the home of martial arts for the past 5,000 years,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. “It is our greatest cultural treasure. Here at ONE Championship, it is our mission to deliver an authentic martial arts experience to fans all across the globe and part of this involves signing only the best in talent.”
“I am pleased to announce the signing of Muay Thai superstars Charlie Peters and Liam Harrison,” Sityodtong added. “I can’t wait to see them compete on the ONE Super Series stage.”
Peters is one of the most recognizable names in the well-entrenched British kickboxing circuit, and is now rated as the best pound-for-pound kickboxer in the U.K. by most ringside observers. He has built a reputation as being an explosive striker with stunning knockout power, capturing several coveted titles such as the MTGP World Championship.
Also, Harrison has become one of the most well-respected kickboxing competitors in the U.K. Training out of Bad Company in Leeds, England, he is a proud product of the flourishing Muay Thai scene in the country.
ONE Championship has yet to announce the event where Peters and Harrison making their respective promotional debuts. Meanwhile here is one of the first bouts in the ONE Super Series ring: