Brandon Vera finally in for a tough fight vs Aung La N Sang for light heavy title

first_img“It’s always been a dream [to become] a two-weight champion and who better to compete against than Mr. Aung La N Sang,” Vera told Filipino reporters Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.Vera was in Tokyo for ONE: A New Era, the promotion’s biggest and inaugural event in Japan.“He represents his country well, represents himself well, he’s very, very humble and there’s no quit in that guy. All of his fights go five rounds so I’m very excited to see how that turns out and be able to compete at light heavyweight.”The 41-year-old Vera said shedding off pounds has never been a problem for him. In fact, he’s already lost close to 20 pounds since his last fight four months ago when he knocked out Mauro Cerilli.“I’ve already started my descent down with my weight so that I could start preparing and training for that weight class,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kingad only survivor in ONE Tokyo Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan PLAY LIST 03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And that’s also why Vera wanted the fight in the first place as well as to become a two-division world champion.A slimmed down Brandon Vera says he’s moving down in weight to challenge Aung La Naang for the ONE light heavyweight world title. pic.twitter.com/fq2WoFQjwhFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) March 31, 2019 Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Google Philippines names new country director MANILA, Philippines–After hardly breaking any sweat in his first four ONE Championship fights, heavyweight world champion Brandon Vera is expected to finally find himself in a dogfight against Aung La N Sang in the light heavyweight division.Aung La, the light heavyweight and middleweight king, hands down will be Vera’s toughest opponent since he signed with ONE Championship in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “It’s easy for me to make the weight. I can cut down from 250 down to whatever I need to but to compete at that weight is something totally different so I need to start doing it now and not 12 weeks or eight weeks before the fight.”The bout between Vera and Aung La will be among the main bouts of ONE’s second show in Japan scheduled this October.All of Vera’s four fights under the ONE banner have ended in the opening round. Aung La, on the other hand, is on a six-fight streak after stopping Ken Hasegawa in the second round of their rematch on Sunday to keep his middleweight belt.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventlast_img