ONE Century: Vera, Aung La promise to remain friends after title fight

Santino Honasan on Oct 11, 2019 11:06 AM
Vera, Aung La promise to remain friends after title fight
"I promise, I am ang Mr. Aung La N Sang’s friend now, after our match, and forevermore. Thank you, Mr. Aung La." - Brandon Vera (Photo courtesy of ONE Championship)

In one of the more light-hearted moments of Thursday's official ONE: Century press conference at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, a young kid asked main eventers Brandon Vera and Aung La N Sang a simple question. 

"After your match, will you still be friends," she asked, via the interpreter. 

Vera promised that he would be Aung La's friend forever. 

"I promise, I am Mr. Aung La N Sang’s friend now, after our match, and forevermore. Thank you, Mr. Aung La."

Aung La responsed likewise, and added that they were just fighting because this was part of their job. 

"Same here. We are just doing our jobs so that we can take care of our families and our loved ones. Mr. Brandon Vera is not my enemy, he is my friend, and we are going to showcase our best martial arts."

There has been nothing but absolute respect between Vera and Aung La in the lead-up to this highly-anticipated superfight, with both Vera and Aung La speaking highly of one another. 

When the cage door closes however, both men have one goal in mind, and that's to become ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion. 

 

Catch ONE: CENTURY in it’s entirety on LIVESTREAMING on Sunday, October 13 starting at 8:00 AM (Part 1) and 4:00 PM (Part 2) via sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/one and on iWant Sports as well as on the ABS-CBN Sports Facebook Page and the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube Page!

Catch ONE: CENTURY Part 2 LIVE at 6:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!

ONE: CENTURY Part 1 will air on Friday, October 18 at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23

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