For the very first time in the history of One Championship, a Heavyweight title belt will be at stake.
The match will be part of the “Spirit of Champions” card to be held in SM Mall of Asia Arena on December 11, 2015, as announced by One Championship CEO Victor Cui during the Press Conference in the Grand Ballroom at the City of Dreams Manila.
Contending for the belt will be hometown hero Brandon “The Truth” Vera going up against colossal British standout Chi Lewis “Chopper” Perry.
According to CEO Victor Cui, the reason why the first Heavyweight title match was to be held in Manila was because of it “being the greatest city in Asia with the passion for sports and martial arts, in fact Manny Pacquiao is a shareholder in One FC”.
Vera, himself, admitted preparing and working hard for the fight because the match itself will be a double-edged sword, “I have been training hard. At home, if I am not sleeping or eating, I’ve been watching films. My opponent has been talking trash all the time. He is tall, but he is slow.”
“The homecourt advantage would definitely give me the energy and passion, pero kapag natalo ang pangit,” added by the 37 year old Vera.