By Ryan Burton
Middleweight contender Bryan Vera (22-6) is just days away from facing Donatas Bondorovas (17-3) on this week's edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights. The fight takes place in Verona, NY.
Vera spoke to us on BoxingScene Radio and said that he is already almost on weight.
"I had a great training camp. Great sparring. We are just making weight. I've only got a few pounds to go. Everything is good," Vera said.
Vera fought just two months ago when he defeated Serhiy Dzinziruk in January in another fight televised by ESPN. The 31-year-old said that his team wanted him to get one more fight in before he goes of one of the big names in the division.
"That's the plan. That's why I signed with Artie Pelullo and Banner Promotions. My manager decided I should get in one more fight before I get into a big fight so here we are," said Vera before speaking about potential future fights.
"I could be in the ring with a (Julio Cesar) Chavez (Jr.) or a (Gennady) Golovkin but for pure entertainment I think a fight with (Mathew) Macklin would be good. Our styles match up well so I think that would be a real good fight," he continued.
The Texas native knows that he must win on Friday for any of those fights to be possible. He said knowing that makes him even more motivated.
"I'm not nervous but I'm excited. I know I need to perform and that good fights are waiting ahead of me as long as I take care of business on Friday," Vera told BoxingScene Radio.
Vera has won three fights in a row and credits his improvement to being more disciplined both inside and outside of the ring. He also gave a lot of credit to his manager and trainer.
"I think I cut myself short by not going to training camps and not eating the right way it changed for me. Ronnie (Shields) is a great trainer and deserves a lot of credit but I have to do the work in the gym which I have done. I got with the right people. I have my new manager Dave (Watson) and I am living the right way outside of the ring," Vera stated.
You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here: http://tobtr.com/s/4461507
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