Johan Ghazali Admits He’s Shocked

With a 5-fight winning streak, including 4 KOs, 17-year-old Johan “JoJo” Ghazali is amazed at how quickly he’s ascended to the ONE Championship pro ranks.

Despite his success, JoJo isn’t afraid of losses – he values the experience they bring. Patience is key for him, and he’s been aiming for the top since he was 10 years old.

JoJo exemplifies what happens when opportunity meets motivation. He’s the product of consistent hard work and a supportive environment. Now, with high school behind him, he can focus entirely on his fight career.

Next in his sights is the veteran Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat from Vietnam. With both fighters known for their knockout power, this head-to-head promises to be thrilling.

Johan looks forward to the challenge, saying,

“Win, lose, or draw, I’ll make sure it’s entertaining. Don’t worry!”

Discover how a modern-day martial artist from a family of warriors has fast-tracked to the big leagues…

by Don Heatrick

Guest Links

You can follow Johan Ghazali on Instagram @johanghazali_ and follow Rental Muay Thai Gym @rentap_muaythai

And of course don’t forget to check out Johan Ghazali vs Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat on June 7, 2024, at Bangkok’s Impact Arena for ONE 167. Watch ONE Championship fights here!

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Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00 Johan “JoJo” Ghazali Teaser!
  • 00:45 From A Family With Warrior Blood
  • 02:37 Addicted Since That First Fight
  • 03:24 Sibling Rivalry?
  • 04:29 Other Sports Don’t Feel “Real”
  • 05:28 Martial Artist By Nature
  • 07:15 Not Afraid To Lose – If It Builds Experience
  • 08:36 Labelled a Muay Thai “Prodigy”?
  • 10:32 Aiming At Rodtang And The Flyweight Title
  • 11:58 KO’s Come To You, You Don’t Chase Them
  • 13:30 Successful Traits For Fighting Are The Same For Success In Life
  • 15:03 Inexperience – Greatest Challenge!
  • 16:23 Maturing And Making Weight
  • 18:40 No More High School – Full Time Pro!
  • 20:47 Getting A Nutritionist To Cut Weight Correctly
  • 21:46 Don’t Listen To The People That Say You Can’t
  • 23:32 Outro Links!

Don Heatrick

Founder of Heatrick Strength and Conditioning

Don Heatrick is a family man from the UK, former mechanical design engineer, European Muay Thai silver medallist, former pro Thai boxer (ranked 4th in UK while aged 40-years), a Muay Thai coach, podcast host, and the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.

Don helps ambitious fighters and coaches take their game to the next level by bridging the gap between Strength & Conditioning, Performance Science, and Muay Thai.

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