INTERIM WBA MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION Dmitry Chudinov might be a man of few words but he's intent on causing a mighty commotion by demolishing Brighton's Chris Eubank Jr in the third defence of his belt at London's O2 Arena on Saturday.
'Talking is not my best side. I show what I want to say in the ring,' he warns in chilling broken English.
Bookmakers might list the aggressive, heavy handed champion as a 3-1 outsider, but the man who was born in Bratsk, south central Russia and now resides in Serpukhov (100km south of Moscow), has not travelled 1600 miles to surrender his belt meekly.
A crowd of close to 100,000 - at a motorbike rally in the Crimea - witnessed his last defence, an explosive third round stoppage of ex-WBO Super-Middleweight challenger Mehdi Bouadla. The rugged Frenchman was dropped in each round and it should be noted that he once completed a full eight rounds with Gennady Golovkin.
And the 28-year-old they call 'Night Wolf' knows that he will return to the Fatherland as a national treasure if he can scalp the son of the world renowned two-weight world champion of the same name in Greenwich on Saturday.
While Eubank Jr has engaged in more pro fights than the Russian (19 to 16) and boxed more paid rounds (97 to 70), the bull strong Chudinov has operated in far more testing company.
Even prior to landing at peripheral world level, he'd duelled with the likes of US Contender champ Grady Brewer, UK Prizefighter winner Patrick Mendy, Venezuela's 12-1 Jorge Navarro and one time British Light-Middle challenger Max Maxwell.
Though both have completed the full championship trip just once, Chudinov has prepared for half a dozen 12 rounders, Eubank just one.
And the Russian can also dip into a 175 bout amateur career that is seven fold that of 'Next Gen', and was conducted on an altogether higher stage.
A graduate of the feted Russian nursery system, Komrade Dmitry first surfaced on these shores when he annexed silver at the 2001 European Cadets meet in Liverpool. Five years later, he returned on national service, dropping a brace of four round decisions to future Olympic champion James DeGale.
Later, he was second in line, behind Matt Korobov for a berth on the 2008 Russian Olympic squad and struck bronze at the prestigious 2008 World Cup.
Like Eubank Jr, Chudinov entered the profession in the US, having seven fights under the standard of TKO Promotions in Los Angeles. Initially, he learnt his craft in extensive spars with world grade operators like Alfredo Angulo and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Since returning to his birth land in 2012, the chunky 5ft 9in champ has made an additional nine starts - including the UK excursions with Maxwell and Mendy - capturing his 'interim' title with a six round mauling of Columbia's Juan Camilo Novoa in December 2013.
He successfully retained twice, outpointing 6ft Danish southpaw Patrick Nielsen (unbeaten in 22) over twelve, then routing Bouadla.
While Chudinov is presently riding a crest with six quick wins in his last nine spats, who knows what effect Eubank's first loss to Billy Joe Saunders will have on his gargantuan ego. Having thwarted the notion of a gentle return, might the Brighton starlet be playing a dangerous game of Russian roulette with his ring future?
Chudinov, coached by Alexander Galeev, claims to have studied all of his English foes pro fights on YouTube and is threatening to join the Russian revolution presently, sweeping world boxing by 'destroying' Eubank.
Regardless, the obsession with attack and warrior mentality of both principals makes Saturday's Cold War showdown unmissable viewing.