Amir Naseri hasn’t guessed the offer to fight Jonathan Haggerty at ONE on Prime Video 1. For him, it means another chance to put on a show for American fans in prime time in the United States.
The Iranian-Malaysian striker made his ONE debut two months ago, entering their Muay Thai scene with his first major challenge of the year against Savvas Michael in the Quarterfinals of the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix.
In the first two rounds, Naseri looked a little out of his element, struggling to find a home for his punches. Although he persevered until the last bell, Michael won the fight in dominant fashion.
While sweeping away the defeat, Amir Naseri wants to redeem himself with a dominating win over Haggerty in an alternate bout.
He explained to ONE Championship:
“I wasn’t really myself or in my best shape mentally and physically. However, that first fight got me started, and I’m starting to feel like myself going into this next fight.”
“When they offered me this fight, I took it right away, really. I can’t wait to win the fight and dominate Haggerty. I didn’t guess it for a second. I took it right away. That was the mentality when I first got the offer to fight Haggerty.
Although his first fight against Savvas Michael didn’t go as planned, Naseri is a world-class athlete with the potential to succeed at the ONE Championship. Although he arrives as an underdog at ONE on Prime Video 1, he demonstrates that he belongs in the circle with Haggerty and pulls off one of the biggest upsets in Muay Thai history.
Amir Naseri’s advice to future Muay Thai athletes is to “dream big”
Amir Naseri holds one of the most impressive resumes in Muay Thai. The stellar striker is a five-time Muay Thai World Champion and is recorded as the second non-Thai fighter to win Thailand’s prestigious Omnoi Stadium Championship.
Amir Naseri faced elite Muay Thai attackers from around the world and faced living Muay Thai legend Saenchai before beginning his journey with ONE Championship.
Recently he provided CombatRecord with a few words of wisdom to the new generation of Muay Thai athletes:
“If I had to give one piece of advice, I would say, ‘Don’t be afraid to dream big, because dreams do come true.