In the run-up to this long-awaited clash, the 22-year-old from London explained how he had planned a careful strategy to recapture the belt, but less than 48 hours before he enters the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, he responded to his rival’s prediction of a KO with his own.
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Posted by ONE Championship on Wednesday, 8 January 2020
“It’s just words really. I’ll just say I’ll elbow his head off,” Haggerty said.
“Let’s just put it this way: you’re going to see a lot of fakes – open him up, drop his hands. I’m going to say I’m going to knock him out.”
Check out the full interview in the video above for much more insight into the contest from “The General,” including why it has taken until now to come together, what he needs to watch out for when he starts to exchange strikes, and the potential future of their rivalry.