Gym 01’s Hoye confident he’ll tame Wolfe 

Elliott Hoye on his way to victory over Abdel Lif at Shock N Awe 28. Picture: Vernon Nash
Elliott Hoye on his way to victory over Abdel Lif at Shock N Awe 28. Picture: Vernon Nash

Elliott Hoye has insisted he won't underestimate Olyla Wolfe at Apocalypse Fight Series 7.

The 22-year-old, who trains at Fratton's Gym 01, is aiming to end the year with a perfect 4-0 professional record tomorrow night.

Hoye steps into the face Wolfe at Bognor's Arun Leisure Centre full of confidence.

Last month, he swiftly defeated Abdel Lif at Shock N Awe 28.

That barnstorming Portsmouth Guildhall performance gave the Brighton talent a third victory of 2018, after he turned pro in April.

Hoye is the firm favourite to defeat Wolfe, who is making his MMA debut and has a boxing background.

But the 22-year-old has vowed he's not taking his opponent lightly.

Hoye said: ‘My opponent has had seven boxing matches and he seems decent – he can definitely box.

‘I’m expecting to go out there and put on a good display.

‘I hope he is solid but I’m looking for a TKO stoppage or a nice submission.

‘I’m just trying to stay switched on. It’s still a fight at the end of the day and he’s going to be in there with little gloves on swinging at my head.

‘He will have some good striking so I’ll have to be sharp in that area.

‘But I’m always sharp anyway. You have to be ready to fight anyone at this level.

‘He’s not a world beater but I’ve still got to go and beat him.’

Despite only fighting three weeks ago, Hoye picked up no injuries after his triumph against Lif and has been in fine fettle. 

He added: ‘It’s been ideal for me. I have had no knocks whatsoever. I was straight back in the gym on the Monday.

‘Because this fight is at 61kg and you weigh in on the day then I’ve just had to maintain the weight.

‘That’s meant I haven’t had to cut my weight twice, which has been nice for me.’

Meanwhile, Hoye’s team-mate, Gwyn Barry, is in action at Apocalypse Fight Series.

The University of Portsmouth graduate faces Wayne O'Neill.

Barry is looking to end the year with a 3-0 record after blitzing his way past Calvin Reynolds at Shock N Awe 28 last month.

He delivered an impressive first-round rear-naked choke win.

Gym 01 amateurs Charlie Riccard, Dale Hoare and Kieran Loveday also feature on the Bognor card.