Jonathan Haggerty out of Grand Prix for ‘health reasons’
Jonathan Haggerty will not be participating in the flyweight Muay Thai Grand Prix. The Englishman has been forced to withdraw due to ‘health reasons’.
It is not clear exactly what these reasons are but having completed his training camp Haggerty appears to have had issues either making weight or passing the hydration tests. It means the former flyweight Muay Thai champion will not be participating in the ONE Championship Grand Prix at all:
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In an emotional statement Haggerty informed his Instagram followers that:
READY FOR BATTLE ⚔️
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) May 20, 2022
Replacing Haggerty will be Josue Cruz. The Mexican had originally been scheduled to face Panpayak Jitmuangnon but the Thai will no longer be competing on the card.
Cruz will now be facing Walter Goncalves in the quarter finals of the eight man tournament. The winner will face either Superlek Kiatmoo9 or Taiki Naito in the next round.
There were 16 fights on tonight’s ONE 157 card but three of them were scrapped at the last minute. The featherweight kickboxing fight between Rade Opacic and Guto Inocente and the heavyweight fight pitting Marcus Almeida against Hugo Cunha are not going ahead.
In the main event Petchmorakot Petchyindee will defend his featherweight Muay Thai title against Jimmy Vienot at ONE 157. Meanwhile Prajanchay PKSaenchaigym will be making the first defence of his strawweight Muay Thai title against Joseph Lasiri.