A NEW SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION CROWNED

28 May 2018


Two warriors went into battle on this past weekend’s MuayThai Mayhem promotion in the UK looking to be crowned the new WBC MuayThai super-featherweight (130 lbs, 58.967 kg) International champion.

It was a case of pure joy and ecstasy for one — agony and devastating defeat for the other — the two aforementioned combatants were England’s rising MuayThai star Jonathan Haggerty (130lb ranked #11), and Spanish fighter Issac Araya (130lb ranked #17).

The contest itself started with the opening stanza seeing both fighters looking to set a dominant tone, exchanging good clean combinations throughout the three minutes.

The second round saw Haggerty put his foot (in reality hands, a sharpe left knee and some powerful left body kicks) on the proverbial gas peppering the Spaniard with unrelenting attacks, at one stage forcing him through the ropes from a powerful strike.

About two minutes into the second round Haggerty forced the referee to give Araya a standing eight-count, from a thunderous right hand, a count that ultimately rendered the brave fighter from Tenerife’s Shoothon gym to surrender the contest — and in doing so Haggerty was crowned the new WBC MuayThai super-featherweight (130 lbs, 58.967 kg) International champion.

With this victory Jonathan Haggerty has guaranteed his right of passage into the top ten in the WBC MuayThai super-featherweight world rankings.

The WBC ringside supervisor for the contest was Mr. Daniel Suarez (WBC MuayThai Vice-Chairman).

On behalf of Pol. Gen. Kovid Bhakdibhumi and everyone at the WBC MuayThai we would like to congratulate Jonathan Haggerty on his wonderful victory and also extend a warm sense of thanks to Mr. John Jarvis and his promotion for hosting the International title fight.


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