Italy and the United Kingdom were among the 14 countries to be represented at “ONE: Eternal Glory” at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 19, 2019. It is the first event of ONE Championship in 2019.
Featured on the fight card were two Muay Thai bouts and 12 mixed martial arts matches. In the eighth bout of the evening, Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri, 27, of Milan, Italy faced Jonathan “The General” Haggerty, 21, of Walworth, London, United Kingdom.
Haggerty is the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) Super-Featherweight World Champion and a Roar Combat League World Champion. He has been competing professionally since he was nine years old.
“ONE: Eternal Glory” marked Haggerty’s ONE Super Series debut. He is training out of Team Underground, Knowlesy Academy and Keddles Gym.
Born and raised in Milan, Lasiri was 17 years old when he started his Muay Thai training under the tutelage of Diego Calzolari. The latter was was the first Italian to ever win at Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
Training out of One Shot De Pro, Lasiri is a World Boxing Council (WBC) Muay Thai Super Bantamweight World Champion. “ONE: Eternal Glory” marked his fourth ONE Super Series bout.
Lasiri and Haggerty competed in a Muay Thai match in the flyweight division. After three rounds, the contest was left in the hands of the judges.
In the end, referee Atsushi Onari raised the hand of Haggerty. The British fighter was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “ONE: Eternal Glory” improved Haggerty’s professional record to 14 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Lasiri now has 31 wins and 8 losses.
“ONE: Eternal Glory” Main Events
In the main event of “ONE: Eternal Glory,” Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta, 31, of Saitama, Japan will challenge Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 22, of La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines. The Japanese challenger won via split decision.
In the co-main event, Alexi “Phet” Serepisos, 24, of New Zealand and Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy, 23, of Thailand competed in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division. The Thai contender won via unanimous decision.
Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand were also represented at “ONE: Eternal Glory.” Check the complete fight card here.
Here are Michael Schiavello and Mitch Chilson giving a “ONE: Eternal Glory” recap: