English superstar ‘Hitman’ Liam Harrison is willing to watch from the sidelines as he recovers from knee surgery. Harrison is a former challenger for the world title for the bantamweight division of Muay Thai held by ONE Championship.
However, during his absence, fellow Englishman Jonathan “The General” Haggerty rose to prominence, and he is currently the reigning and undisputed ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world champion. This achievement was accomplished by the ONE Championship.
Harrison has seen Haggerty’s rise back to becoming a two-time ONE world champion, and he can see why so many fighters are calling out “The General.” Harrison was a witness to Haggerty’s rise back to becoming a champion in ONE.
Harrison recently gave an interview to South China Morning Post, during which he discussed his thoughts on Haggerty’s present status as the bantamweight king of Muay Thai.
“That’s not even funny. It’s absurd that people want to fight Haggerty no matter what weight division it is since he’s so well-known. It’s almost as if he’s walking around with a huge target painted smack dab in the centre of his chest. (beginning at 1:32:30)
In point of fact, everyone and their grandmother desires a battle against Jonathan Haggerty.
Rodtang Jitmuangnon, the ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion, has already defeated Haggerty twice and challenged him a few months ago. Haggerty accepted the challenge. There is also the bantamweight kickboxing world champion Petchtanong Petchfergus, who declares that he will defeat ‘The General’ in order to exact revenge for his close buddy Nong-O Hama’s defeat at the hands of Haggerty.
Superlek Kiatmoo9, the current holder of the title of ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion, entered his name into the Haggerty sweepstakes a couple of weeks ago with the intention of winning the belt held by the Englishman.
It goes without saying that Haggerty’s options are virtually limitless in scope.
However, one battle that fans are eager to witness is a confrontation between Haggerty and Harrison himself in his own ring. Both of the men have challenged one another to a fight and have stated that they are willing to do so in the ring. If the battle were to take place at Wembley Stadium, it would undoubtedly be one of the most important bouts in the history of the United Kingdom.
Harrison is now making progress in his recovery and has set his sights on making his comeback in October. Is it possible that Haggerty will be the one to give him a warm welcome back into the ring?