British bantamweight famous person, Jonathan Haggerty (21-4-0) is the present ONE Muay Thai World Champion, and is trying so as to add the vacant ONE Kickboxing World title to his assortment when he faces Fabricio Andrade (20-3-0) at ONE Combat Evening 16 on Prime Video, Nov. 3 (EDT).
Now dwelling in Thailand, M&F caught up with the superfast striker to learn the way he situations himself mentally and bodily to be the perfect, and why he jokes that he eats coaching for breakfast.
A two-sport kingpin is about to be topped when the Muay Thai World Champion squares off towards the MMA World Champion in a battle for the division’s vacant kickboxing belt. Haggerty tells M&F that he “leaves no stone unturned” in relation to his preparation, even transferring from London to Thailand so as keep near the motion always. “I’ve moved out right here completely now,” says Haggerty. “I’m loving it. I’m dwelling the dream.” Little question, such travels would have appeared virtually not possible to his youthful self, rising up across the bustling Walworth Street. “I knew I had the expertise that it takes to get to the highest, however the place I’m now could be unbelievable and I’m very grateful.”
Reaching the unbelievable has been a staple of this athlete’s profession to this point. Having been launched to Muay Thai by his father; John (who was an MMA competitor), a 7-year-old Haggerty nervously attended his first group session and swiftly drove his sparring companion to tears after kicking him within the head. “From then onwards, I believed; I really like this sport,” he laughs. Haggerty started competing from the age of 12 and now at 26, he’s has been a professional for almost a decade.
As an up-and-comer, Haggerty received off to an unimaginable begin, profitable his first 8 skilled fights and attaining the ISKA World-Tremendous-Featherweight Muay Thai belt alongside the way in which. Whereas Haggerty suffered his first loss to Ja Kiatphontip, he rebounded with a powerful assertion and knocked out Keith McLachlan within the second spherical throughout their bout at Yokkao 29, cementing him as a drive to be reckoned with.
To Be the Finest, You Need to Beat the Finest
“I imply, the arduous work by no means stops, ?” says Haggerty, who explains that he’s usually accepted fights with opponents that had been extra skilled than him. “I took the dangers generally, and it prospered.” When these fights didn’t go his approach, he used these losses as a studying expertise, and got here again higher. “I prefer to problem myself,” he explains. “I by no means like a simple combat. Lots of people say to me ‘ah, why are you taking this combat? Why are you taking that combat? I say I wish to problem the most effective, even when it means I’ve to step up a weight and combat somebody loads heavier than me, I’m all the time up for the problem and it makes me higher in myself.’
Now residing in Thailand, Haggerty trains on the Lamai Muay Thai Camp (often known as WMC) on Lamai seashore. “I’ve received all the things I want,” explains the champ. “I’m simply mainly round conventional Muay Thai … loads much less distractions,”
Jonathan Haggerty Eats Coaching for Breakfast
Haggerty’s day begins at round 8 a.m. He drinks a espresso and makes his method to coaching by 10am. That first coaching session of the day is completed on a quick. “I can’t actually eat within the morning,” says the fighter. “I really feel like coaching within the morning on an empty abdomen is loads higher for me. I imply; coaching is my breakfast,” laughs Haggerty. The champs’ last coaching session of the day is a fitness center exercise and begins at 5pm, lasting for round 2 hours. Lastly prepared to relax, the Englishman says that he settles down with some YouTube earlier than heading to mattress by 11pm. Whereas his macros are labored out for him by a nutritionist, this elite athlete should keep on prime of his hydration by consuming regularly and refuelling with protein shakes between meals. Haggerty additionally dietary supplements with zinc and magnesium to assist with metabolism, bolster restoration, and cut back ranges of fatigue.
To Keep away from Failure in Fight, Jonathan Haggerty Seeks Failure in Coaching
With gold round his waist and an enviable 21-4-0 document, this martial artist has discovered what works finest for his physique, and can also be appreciating the calm of his new setting when in comparison with the busy, noisy, streets of London. However, in relation to coaching, Haggerty goes flat out, with the intention to work out his limits and attempt to push past them. With conditioning being a key side of any fighters arsenal, ‘The Basic’ goes all out on the mat and within the fitness center. “I’m the primary one in and the final one out,” he explains. Gymnasium classes embrace an hour on the pads, operating, reasonable weight lifting, and plyometric workout routines to work on his explosive energy. It’s all designed to push him in direction of exhaustion.
Haggerty begins every fitness center session with 100 kicks, that’s 50 with every leg, towards pads being held by Muay-Tahi-champ-turned-trainer, Christian Knowles however for added measure, Haggerty receives some digs in return whereas making an attempt to finish these kicks. Then it’s on to the plyo. “I really feel like a variety of field jumps do turn out to be useful,” shares Haggerty, explaining that when he’s between rounds in an precise combat, and heads again to his nook, that is the time when fighters will notice how fatigued their legs are. “Like jelly,” he says, explaining that coaching with a excessive frequency of field jumps is an effective way to arrange his legs for the physicality of competitors.
As a result of his upcoming title conflict was initially delayed, Haggerty has now been in camp for round 12 weeks. “So, if I’m not prepared now, I’ll by no means be prepared,” he says with a smile. “It’s gonna be an important combat, ? Fabricio Andrade is a good striker, like everybody within the ONE Championship roster. All people’s nice. High strikers, prime athletes .. He’s gonna include the hearth, I’m gonna include my fireplace, and we’re simply gonna must see who goes out first.”
Jonathan Haggerty takes on Fabricio Andrade at ONE Combat Evening 16 on Prime Video, November 3. For extra info go to: Onefc.com