By Tim Kudgis
Later today, Garrett "Ultimate Warrior" Wilson (13-5-1) will meet current EBU Crusierweight champion Alexander Alekseev (23-2-1) in Romania. After a career filled with ups & downs the "Ultimate Warrior" finally has the prize that has eluded him in his sights. The winner of the fight will position themselves in the IBF rankings for a mandatory shot at current head honcho Yoan Pablo Hernandez. The "Ultimate Warrior" discussed several topics with me regarding the upcoming fight.
On travelling to Romania to fight Alekseev:
"Actually I have no problem going into this fight. I have been going into other guys territories and other guys hometowns since I started boxing. The only difference between that and me going overseas is everybody is going to be speaking a different language. I have always been eager to best people in their hometown. To beat them in their own turf."
On whether he will be chasing the KO:
"Throughout my career I have had KO's from the 2nd round all the way to the final round, so that's always a possibility. I plan on showing my boxing ability and being able to outbox him as well as punch. Everybody already expects me to punch and knock people out but I want to show off my boxing ability to everyone that will be watching on Eurosport."
A message to his supporters:
"For the people that have been there with me since I started, seeing my rough beginning coming from basically nothing. I thank you all for staying with me and continuing to be a fan of the Ultimate Warrior. Keep your eyes peeled because boxing will hit a new level when the Ultimate Warrior is on your television."
Tim Kudgis is a co-host/producer of ATG Radio which is LIVE every Monday & Wednesday from 7-9pm PST and can be found on ATGRADIO.com. He also proudly cover the AZ boxing scene for BoxingScene.com. You can follow him on twitter @BigTimeTimmyATG or email him question and/or comments to [email protected].