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Losing one heavy heavy home title is not an option for Brandon Vera


Losing one heavy heavy home title is not an option for Brandon Vera

Joey Villar (philstar.com) – November 20, 2018 – 6:53 pm

MANILA, Philipinau – Brandon Vera said he would rather die or lose on a local soil to Italian Italian Mauro Cerilli in his defense of a heavyweight heavyweight title in the main event of UN: Conquest of Champions in Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Friday.

"I'll be much more than dead than losing ahead of the Philippines," said Vera at the press conference on Tuesday at Grand Ballroom City of Dreams.

"Hindi ko kaya, hindi ko kaya (Fi can not, we can not really)," he added.

Vera, 41, will have to deal not only with the enchanting game of Cerilli, weight champion CAGE Warriors, who has won his last five fights, including four for turning to his impressive record to 12-2 (win-loss), but also the rust after finishing for two years.

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But Vera, with slate 15-7, is fast to brush.

"I'm just nervous because this is my first fights in two years but it's a rust, no. If yes, I'll think it'll go right now, Cerilli is my father, but I'll be very happy , "said Vera.

For Cerilli 35, he was grateful for him to have the opportunity to compete a legend such as Vera.

"A few years ago, I can not imagine that I will be here to fight a legendary fighter like Brandon Vera. And having this opportunity is a blessing to me. I hope that I will live up to your expectations and make a name here , "said Cerilli through translator.

Another Filipino, Eduard Folayang, will be going to be redeployed after he lost the mild title on the same location where he has organized to fight Amir Khan who comes up quickly Singapore.

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The 34-year-old Folayang, who owns a 20-6 record, has swapped up the top by Shinya Aoki stunning Japanese and claiming # 39 ; The light title two years ago before being lost to Martin Nguyen in front of the Philippine crowd a year ago.

"It's a difficult way for me after that loss but I've worked hard to get that opportunity again," said Folayang, who is also trying to join the Vera countries, Kevin Joshua (straw) Kevin Belingon (bantam) and Geje Eustaquio (flying) as an existing stable of UN champions.

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