Hearing Ulberg say that was good for his preparation.
“It’s always good training with a big team, especially when we’re all on the same map, (we) have the same vibe and we feed each other, I’m here (in New York) with a big team now, the vibrations are high and strong.
For his part, Ulberg says the team views Saturday as a joint mission.
“With Israel at the top of this map and then we have the other two boys, it’s a mission and we treat it like a mission. Complete all four kills and go home.
In Negumereanu, a former Romanian national wrestling champion, Ulberg will have the opportunity to prove himself against a solid wrestler. While Negumereanu may not be as polished on the feet as Ulberg, he also has heavy hands and eight knockout victories to his name.
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Ulberg, who is the father of a 12-year-old son, sees the fight as a fork in the careers of both men.
“I’ve seen quite a bit (of my opponent’s footage), enough for what I need to know; he has skills, I know with Nicolae he had some notable wins, he beat a guy I lost to on my debut,” Ulberg said. “I guess with myself and Nicolae we’re at that point where whoever wins this bursts into the next level where things start to get serious. We’re both at that point where if one of us wins this fight, things can start happening for us.
Ulberg isn’t shy about predicting how he’ll see the fight unfold on Saturday as he seeks to accomplish the mission: both for himself and for the team.
“I knock him out.”