Fresh from defending his middleweight belt in Japan, Aung La N Sang already has a date and opponent for his next light heavyweight title defense.
After a dominant second round TKO over Ken Hasegawa, ONE Championship heavyweight king Brandon Vera stepped into the cage to challenge “The Burmese Python” in the most polite way.
“Mr. Aung La, congratulations on your win tonight. You are a man amongst men,” Vera said.
“I would like to ask – if we are both healthy, we are both in shape and we both agree – could you and I meet here in Japan in October and I’ll challenge you for the light heavyweight belt?”
Aung La N Sang didn’t hesitate.
“I’ve always been a big fan of Brandon Vera and it would be a great honor for me to fight him in October,” he said.
The match will take place at ONE: Greatness Unleashed, the promotion’s second live event in Japan on 13 October.