British bantamweight celebrity, Jonathan Haggerty (21-4-0) is the present ONE Muay Thai International Champion, and is having a look so as to add the vacant ONE Kickboxing International identify to his assortment when he faces Fabricio Andrade (40-3-0) at ONE Struggle Evening 16 on High Video, Nov. 3 (EDT).
Now residing in Thailand, M&F stuck up with the superfast striker to learn how he prerequisites 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 International Champion squares off in opposition to the MMA International Champion in a fight for the department’s vacant kickboxing belt. Haggerty tells M&F that he “leaves no stone unturned” in terms of his preparation, even shifting from London to Thailand so as keep on the subject of the motion always. “I’ve moved out right here completely now,” says Haggerty. “I’m loving it. I’m residing the dream.” For sure, such travels would have gave the impression virtually unimaginable to his more youthful self, rising up across the bustling Walworth Street. “I knew I had the ability that it takes to get to the highest, however the place I’m now could be fantastic and I’m very grateful.”
Reaching the fantastic has been a staple of this athlete’s occupation up to now. Having been offered to Muay Thai via his father; John (who used to be an MMA competitor), a 7-year-old Haggerty nervously attended his first workforce consultation and abruptly drove his sparring spouse to tears after kicking him within the head. “From then onwards, I believed; I like this recreation,” he laughs. Haggerty started competing from the age of 12 and now at 26, he’s has been a professional for just about a decade.
As an up-and-comer, Haggerty were given off to an unbelievable get started, successful his first 8 skilled fights and reaching the ISKA International-Tremendous-Featherweight Muay Thai belt alongside the best way. Whilst Haggerty suffered his first loss to Ja Kiatphontip, he rebounded with a powerful commentary and knocked out Keith McLachlan in the second one spherical throughout their bout at Yokkao 29, cementing him as a power to be reckoned with.
To Be the Highest, You Must Beat the Highest
“I imply, the onerous paintings by no means stops, ?” says Haggerty, who explains that he’s continuously authorised fights with warring parties that had been extra skilled than him. “I took the hazards every now and then, and it prospered.” When the ones fights didn’t cross his approach, he used the ones losses as a finding out revel in, and got here again higher. “I love to problem myself,” he explains. “I by no means like a very easy combat. A large number of other people say to me ‘ah, why are you taking this combat? Why are you taking that combat? I say I need to problem the most efficient, even supposing it manner I’ve to step up a weight and combat any individual so much heavier than me, I’m at all times up for the problem and it makes me higher in myself.’
Now living in Thailand, Haggerty trains on the Lamai Muay Thai Camp (sometimes called WMC) on Lamai seaside. “I’ve were given the entirety I would like,” explains the champ. “I’m simply mainly round conventional Muay Thai … so much much less distractions,”
Jonathan Haggerty Eats Coaching for Breakfast
Haggerty’s day starts at round 8 a.m. He beverages a espresso and makes his approach to coaching via 10am. That first coaching consultation of the day is finished on a quick. “I will be able to’t in point of fact consume within the morning,” says the fighter. “I believe like coaching within the morning on an empty abdomen is much better for me. I imply; coaching is my breakfast,” laughs Haggerty. The champs’ ultimate coaching consultation of the day is a gymnasium exercise and begins at 5pm, lasting for round 2 hours. After all able to cool, the Englishman says that he settles down with some YouTube prior to heading to mattress via 11pm. Whilst his macros are labored out for him via a nutritionist, this elite athlete will have to keep on best of his hydration via ingesting regularly and refuelling with protein shakes between foods. Haggerty additionally dietary supplements with zinc and magnesium to assist with metabolism, bolster restoration, and scale back ranges of fatigue.
To Steer clear of Failure in Struggle, Jonathan Haggerty Seeks Failure in Coaching
With gold round his waist and an enviable 21-4-0 report, this martial artist has discovered what works best possible for his frame, and could also be appreciating the calm of his new setting when in comparison to the busy, noisy, streets of London. However, in terms of coaching, Haggerty is going flat out, in an effort to work out his limits and check out to push past them. With conditioning being a key facet of any opponents arsenal, ‘The Normal’ is going all out at the mat and within the gymnasium. “I’m the primary one in and the closing one out,” he explains. Health club periods come with an hour at the pads, working, average weight lifting, and plyometric workout routines to paintings on his explosive energy. It’s all designed to push him in opposition to exhaustion.
Haggerty starts each and every gymnasium consultation with 100 kicks, that’s 50 with each and every leg, in opposition to pads being held via Muay-Tahi-champ-turned-trainer, Christian Knowles however for additonal measure, Haggerty receives some digs in go back whilst looking to whole the ones kicks. Then it’s directly to the plyo. “I believe like numerous field jumps do come in useful,” stocks Haggerty, explaining that after he’s between rounds in a real combat, and heads again to his nook, that is the time when opponents will understand how fatigued their legs are. “Like jelly,” he says, explaining that coaching with a top frequency of field jumps is a good way to organize his legs for the physicality of pageant.
As a result of his upcoming identify conflict used to be to start with behind schedule, Haggerty has now been in camp for round 12 weeks. “So, if I’m no longer able now, I’ll by no means be able,” he says with a grin. “It’s gonna be a really perfect combat, ? Fabricio Andrade is a smart striker, like everybody within the ONE Championship roster. Everyone’s nice. Best strikers, best athletes .. He’s gonna include the fireplace, I’m gonna include my fireplace, and we’re simply gonna have to peer who is going out first.”
Jonathan Haggerty takes on Fabricio Andrade at ONE Struggle Evening 16 on High Video, November 3. For more info consult with: Onefc.com