The popular Liverpool man faces the Texan on a date and an venue to be confirmed next week, as Fielding looks for a big win on his CV to serve notice of his intentions at world level.
Fielding returned to action in March in Hull after damaging his hand in his destructive dismissal of former world title challenger Noe Gonzalez Alcoba in July in Liverpool, and the 27-year-old will take a big step-up in class when he meets the 33-year-old.
Vera holds impressive wins over Andy Lee, Sergio Mora and Serhiy Dzinziruk as well as taking Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr the distance twice – and promoter Eddie Hearn believes that the fight will represent a watershed night in Fielding’s rise to the top.
“I have been working on getting Brian over here for a while and I think it’s the perfect test for Rocky,” said Hearn. “Brian has mixed at top level and is always in all action fights. We are working on the date now and this will be confirmed next week.”