“Bryan is currently in the final stages of sparring with IBF Junior Middleweight title challenger Jermall Charlo,” states the Houston, Texas, based fight coach.
“Chavez Junior isn’t a fast guy, but he’s big and will make you work in the ring. So I really want Bryan to use his speed and boxing ability that most people really have never seen before.”
“Jermall is extremely fast in the ring, and he really makes Bryan work hard. So Vera really has no choice but to be quick in the ring, mentally and physically, when he spars with Jermall, or he’ll get eaten up in there.”
The experienced trainer insists that the sessions which take place within the confines of “The Plex Gym” in Stafford, Texas, between Charlo and Vera are something to behold.
“I’m telling you…If I were a fan, I would pay to see these two get it on in the gym,” claims Ronnie Shields.
“It gets really heated in the ring when Jermall and Bryan face off. Don’t get me wrong…the two fighters love each other and are teammates, but I think Bryan sees Chavez when he squares off against Jermall, and Jermall sees Carlos Molina when he goes toe to toe with Vera. They really go at it, and I love the intensity of both fighters. That really shows me that both fighters are ready mentally and physically.
The “Houston Hitman” will compete for his first world title on March 8th against IBF incumbent champion Carlos Molina on the undercard of “Toe to Toe: Canelo vs. Angulo” in Las Vegas, Nevada, just one week removed from Bryan’s date with destiny in the Alamo City.
Ronnie states that the work both men are currently putting in the gym will show in the two respective bouts.
“I’m really happy with both of my fighters at this point in their training camp and expect Jermall and Bryan to be victorious on March 1st and March 8th.”
To listen to the entire interview with elite level trainer Ronnie Shields on “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”, forward the embedded player (below) to the 32 minute mark of the two hour episode.