Jonathan Haggerty Talks Mongkolpetch Fight

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Jonathan Haggerty Talks Mongkolpetch Fight at ONE: Bad Blood

Jonathan Haggerty tests skills with Mongkolpetch Petchyindee in a flyweight Muay Thai bout. This ONE Super Series clash transpires at ONE: Bad Blood on February 11th from Singapore Indoor Stadium.

In an interview with ONE Championship, and transcription courtesy of, Haggerty stated, “I’m going to be totally honest. I don’t want to shoot myself in the foot, but I think he’s an easy opponent. Just think that with his style, he isn’t going to be able to deal with what I’m going to bring.”

“I think he’s a slow starter. He’s used to the (Bangkok) stadiums. He can’t change his strategy just for me because, if he does, he is not going to be used to it, and it’s not a very good idea. ”

“When he (beat) Elias Mahmoudi, Mahmoudi has got the sort of style where he’s not accurate with what he throws, but he throws a lot. And he missed Mongkolpetch a lot of times. I won’t be missing Mongkolpetch and giving those shots away. So I think his style suits me.”

Jonathan Haggerty Talks Mongkolpetch Fight

Haggerty and his team have clearly done the appropriate tape study and despite the confidence heading in, the decorated standup artist knows what he’s getting into here.

“I’ve got to avoid his clinch, his low kick, and his right hand, and I think that’s all he’s really got. He’s got one shot. He doesn’t throw combos. He just throws one shot and hopes. I think he’s coming to ruin the fight. He’s not going to stand and fight, I think he’s got a strategy to hit and grab. He’s a clinch fighter, but he’s quite messy. I don’t think ONE Super Series really allow the clinch to go on too long. As long as he doesn’t get my lower back, then I should be fine, the ref will break it, and I’ll stay on the outside again.”

Jonathan Haggerty is a former ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion and is embarking on carving out a path towards another Super Series title reign.

Mongkolpetch is the number four ranked flyweight Muay Thai contender in ONE Championship, as of this writing. With over 160 fights and a Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai world title on his resume, he now aims for gold within ONE by besting a former titleholder in Haggerty.

Jonathan Haggerty last competed in the ONE Circle in December 2020. Haggerty rebounded from back-to-back defeats to Rodtang when he earned a unanimous decision win over Taiki Naito at ONE: Big Bang II.

Haggerty’s previous fight took place in November 2021 and saw him earn another win albeit outside the ONE Championship banner.

What are your feelings on Jonathan Haggerty’s thoughts on Mongkolpetch ahead of ONE: Bad Blood?

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