Brian Vera has won several fights he entered as an underdog during his eight-year pro career.
The rugged fighter from Austin, Texas, expects to do it again against Sergiy Dzinziruk on Friday night in Verona, N.Y. (ESPN2; 9 p.m. ET). Vera views himself as the more natural middleweight entering their “Friday Night Fights” main event at Turning Stone Resort Casino, a 12-rounder for Vera’s NABO 160-pound title.
“I think Dzinziruk is good,” Vera said. “He’s technical. I think my style is perfect for him. I’ll put a lot of pressure on him and I don’t think he likes that. I think he likes to dictate the fight and kind of control things. But somebody that’s going to stay on top of him and put a lot of pressure on him is going to throw him off his game a little bit. I’m going to be the bigger, stronger guy, and am going to impose my will on him and take it from him.” [Click Here To Read More