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.

Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 1:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 4:38 pm
Gym 01 flyweight Elliott Hoye. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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 the contest against Lif (3-2) on the back of a third-round TKO defeat of Luke Shanks at BAMMA Fight Night London in June.

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Hoye is confident of delivering another victory '“ and hopes to entertain 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 opponent 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 '“ I'm never going to purposely go out there and be exciting if it means I don't win.'

Hoye had hoped to have fought in between his win against Shanks and his appearance at Shock N Awe.

His absence from the cage, however, 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.'