HOUSTON, TX, May 7, 2013 – Garcia Promotions returns with their next event on May 17th with Cage Combat 14 happening at the Humble Civic Center.
The event will feature a title defense by the organization’s middleweight champion, 20 year old Trevin “The Problem” Giles out of Elite MMA. The undefeated (4-0) champion won the belt this past December with a convincing TKO victory over Silverback’s Eric Thompson who couldn’t answer the bell for the fifth round, giving Giles the win via TKO.
Defending that belt for the very first time, Trevin will be facing off against another undefeated fighter, Christian Sutton out of Gracie Barra – a fighter who won his last fight in just 24 seconds by submission when he guillotined Joe Whichard into submission at Cage Combat 13 this past March.
We recently caught up to the champion to discuss this fight, his opponent, and what his plans are for the near future.
Cage Combat 14 Interview -Trevin “The Problem” Giles
How does it feel to be defending your title at Cage Combat 14?
It feels great to be defending my title, but it always feels great preparing and going into a fight. Belt or not it’s a fight and I’m excited about it.
Tell us about your last fight against Eric Thompson. Did it go pretty much as you expected?
My fight with Thompson didn’t go exactly how i expected. I really thought that he would be more aggressive because the tape i watched on him and his fight club’s reputation. That being said I never expected him to quit but we did predict that i would break him and i guess that’s what happened.
What was it like to go five rounds for the first time? How did it feel to win that title?
It felt great having a five round fight even though i didn’t get the opportunity to experience the 5th round. And winning the title was great as well. I know I’m the best amateur middle weight fighter so it felt good to finally get what is rightfully mine.
Looking at your record, you’re 4-0 now. In your own words, how would you define your amateur career so far?
Due to the fact that I am 4-0 i would have to define my amateur career as successful. No matter how it happens the ultimate plan is to win and I haven’t failed to do so.
Have you given any thoughts to going pro?
I have giving a lot of thought to going pro. As a matter of fact this fight will more than likely be my last amateur fight.
Let’s talk about your upcoming fight. How do you feel about your matchup?
I feel great about this match up. Sutton looks like a pretty strong guy and if I am correct he is undefeated like me. So someone will leave that night with an ugly 1 on their record which makes this match up very exciting for me.
Did you watch his last fight? What do you think he brings to the table that you have to watch out for most?
I did watch his last fight and I saw that he ended it with a choke and I pretty sure that he believes that he will get it on me because he love throwing an arm over the head in the clinch. So I would say that the guillotine is his best weapon which isn’t saying much because everyone and their mamma can jump for a guillotine.
What are you looking to show in this fight?
For this fight I’m looking forward to showing how well rounded I am as well as how unforgiving my attack is.
Any predictions? How do you see this fight playing out?
I predict that I will knock this guy out. I seriously doubt that he will make it to the championship rounds.
If you had to give last words to your opponent before the fight, what would you tell him?
My last words to him would be “you are about to be in a hell of a fight.”
You have several other teammates fighting on this card also right? What other fights besides yours are you looking forward to most?
I’m really looking forward to seeing my boy Zach Henson has his first fight. I’m also looking forward to seeing my big homie Mike Eaglin go out and give someone hell. It’s going to be a great night for Elite MMA.