Reigning as the undisputed ONE bantamweight Muay Thai and kickboxing world champion, Jonathan Haggerty holds his younger brother, 19-year-old phenom Freddie Haggerty, in high regard.
Freddie Haggerty recently marked his debut in the ONE Friday Fights arena to an enthusiastic reception. The English prodigy showcased his talent by swiftly dispatching Thai opponent Dankalong Sor Dechapan with a knockout within two rounds, just weeks ago in Bangkok.
As the elder and more seasoned sibling, ‘The General’ Jonathan had some valuable guidance for his brother on upholding the esteemed Haggerty family legacy.
In a recent interview with ONE Championship, Jonathan Haggerty shared the counsel he imparted to Freddie, emphasizing the importance of self-belief amidst the expectations associated with their surname. He stated, “I’ve told him, ‘Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks.
It’s just you getting in there. Think about yourself.’ Yeah, he’s got some hype to live up to, but I’m sure he will. He’s gonna impress people. He’s gonna be great.”
The Haggerty brothers stand out as one of the most compelling sibling duos in ONE Championship, alongside notable pairs such as former atomweight queen Angela Lee and reigning two-division champion Christian Lee, Thai sisters Wondergirl and Supergirl, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champions Kade and Tye Ruotolo.