Training out of Team Underground, Knowlesy Academy and Keddles Gym, Jonathan “The General” Haggerty, 21, of Walworth, London, United Kingdom recently made his successful debut in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series. He was one of the winners at “ONE: Eternal Glory.”
Featuring two Muay Thai bouts and 12 mixed martial arts matches, “ONE: Eternal Glory” took place at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 19, 2019. In the eighth bout of the evening, Haggerty faced Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri, 27, of Milan, Italy in a Muay Thai match in the flyweight division.
In the opening round, Haggerty was on point as he unloaded a storm of thunderous kicks and pinpoint-accurate elbows on Lasiri. In the second round, the Italian contender rallied back and connected on an early knee.
However, it was Haggerty who was accurate all throughout the bout. After three rounds, the contest was left in the hands of the judges and referee Atsushi Onari raised the hand of Haggerty, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “ONE: Eternal Glory” improved Haggerty’s professional record to 14 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Lasiri now has 31 wins and 8 losses.
While it was the first time Haggerty competed in ONE Super Series, it was the fourth time for Lasiri. The Italian martial artist has yet to win in the league.
Haggerty has been competing professionally since he was nine years old. He is the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) Super-Featherweight World Champion and a Roar Combat League World Champion.
Including Italy, the U.K. and Indonesia, 14 countries were represented at “ONE: Eternal Glory.” Haggerty was the only fighter from the U.K. on the card while Lasiri was the only fighter to represent Italy.
Brazil, China, India, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand were also represented at “ONE: Eternal Glory.” Check the complete fight card here.
Watch all the “ONE: Eternal Glory” bouts here: