Alexei "Boom" Roberts Talks Cage Warriors 52
A fighter that truly lives up to his moniker like Alexei will always hold the Addicts attention and March 9th will be no different.
Dan Lloyd lined a few questions up for Alexei and Alexei knocked them all down.
Addicted: Hey Alexei, how are you feeling for your fight on March 9th against Paul Redmond at Cage Warriors 52?
Alexei: I'm super happy! I'm really excited to be fighting for Cage Warriors, I can't believe it, I'm going to put on a great show for everbody!
Addicted: Would you consider this the biggest fight of your career so far?
Alexei: Yeah I would, definitely the biggest show! I wouldn't say it's my most dangerous fight! It's lightweight. Paul Redmond's is like 5"9, so I've got less of a range issue with this fight! I'm really eager to get in there!
Addicted: In your last three wins, you've finished all of your opponents within the first 30 seconds, is that something you think you can repeat here, against Mr. Redmond?
Alexei: I think I can do that again! I'm pretty sure I can do something naughty against him, his ground work is better than the other guys, but his stand up isn't as good! I reckon I could do it easily. The last two people I've fought have been seasoned Thai boxers!
Addicted: What would you say has been the highlight of your career so far?
Alexei: That would be the Shock n Awe 15 second knockout for the belt, It was seen all over the world and has a sense of notoriety about it. To get a result like that on Shock n Awe is a huge achievement, I'm very proud of it.
Addicted: What would you say you put most of your emphasis into with regards to your training?
Alexei: I'd say definitely my hands, I've improved on that quite a bit. I've been working on ground finishes too, but overall definitely my hands have been improved the most.
Addicted: What has been the hardest part of this training camp for you?
Alexei: Dieting always! Training is too much fun, but I'm a fat man trapped in an athletic body. I came off the December fight in great shape on the 2nd, by the time it was the 31st, I was 91kg. I've always got my personal trainer around though, constantly doing weights and stuff.
Addicted: Obviously British MMA is on the rise, with such promotions as Cage Warriors, UCMMA, Shock n Awe and BAMMA rising in popularity, do you see us being able to compete with the likes of America and Brazil any time soon?
Alexei: That's a hard one. Eventually I do, I think we have to educate a lot of the public; on the other hand, the population is a big difference. Yeah I think we can eventually!
Addicted: And finally Alexei, you know how we do it? Outside of martial arts, what are you addicted to?
Alexei: Same old stuff, annoying the girlfriend, coconut macaroons and playing with my son. . I'm addicted to Ben `Boogeyman` Farrelly too!
Addicted: Any shout outs Alexei before we wrap it up and let you get back to the grindstone?
Alexei: I'd like to thank my sponsors,
Impact LPA, http://www.impactlpa.com/
The MMA Shop, http://www.themmashop.co.uk/
, Athletic Fuel.
Addicted: Thank you very much for your time, it's been a pleasure speaking to you, good luck in your fight. "Booooooooooom"
Interview by Dan Lloyd
Images and overview by the Boogeyman.
Published by Boogeyman - Sat, 2 Mar 2013 20:38