Gym 01's Hoye aims to entertain Shock N Awe crowd at Portsmouth GuildhallÂ
Elliott Hoye is aiming to thrill the Portsmouth Guildhall crowd at Shock N Awe 28.
The flyweight meets Frenchman Abdel Lif in the co-main event of the bumper card on Saturday.
Hoye, who trains out of Fratton's Gym 01, is bidding to take his unblemished professional record to 3-0.
The 21-year-old heads into theÂ contest against Lif (3-2) on the back of aÂ third-round TKO defeat of Luke Shanks at BAMMA Fight Night London in June.
Hoye is confident of delivering another victory '“Â and hopes to entertainÂ the Shock N Awe spectators in the process.
The Brighton talent said: '˜I'm excited for the fight. It's the 10th Shock N Awe show that I'll be on.
'˜People have sent me videos of the venue and it's crazy. It's the biggest venue I've fought at, so I'm looking forward to it.
'˜I haven't been working on anything too specific. I've had so many pullouts in the past that I never focus on anything specific.
'˜Hopefully I've made some big improvements and we'll wait and see what happens.
'˜I was trying to get into the main event! But Cam (Hardy) got a big opponentÂ and took that spot.
'˜My opponent looks a tough kid. I don't know a lot about him and there's not a lot of footage.
'˜Hopefully the fight is nice and violent. Obviously I'm not going in to have a boring fight.
'˜I'm always looking for the finish but a win is a win '“Â I'm never going to purposely go out there and be exciting if it means I don't win.'
Hoye had hoped to have foughtÂ in between his win against Shanks and his appearance at Shock N Awe.
His absence from the cage, however,Â has allowed him to improve his arsenal.
'˜It was an accidental break, really,' added Hoye.
'˜There are not many shows in the summer and I also had a haematoma on my elbow.
'˜I sort of tried to get a fight in late September or October.
'˜I wanted to be more active but it's meant I've been able to focus on new things and techniques.
'˜I'm hoping to get one more fight in December before the end of the year.'