Since turning pro in early 2014, things have gone as well as they could have for middleweight prospect Trevin Giles.
In four fights, Giles has managed to pick up finishes in all three bouts, having never gone past the second round in any of his wins.
“I’ve gone against some pretty tough guys and was fortunate enough to not have to drag them into the later rounds and finish them pretty early,” Giles told MMAWeekly.com. “It’s been successful so far.
“I think I’ve been doing what I’m supposed to be doing. I’ve been feeling out the fighters and once they make a mistake, I’ve capitalized on it. There’s always something I feel I can do better, but that’s something I don’t think is ever going to change.”
In particular, Giles is most happy with his win last October over veteran Larry Crowe at Fury FC 8.
“I was looking online and they have these polls on what people think of fights and how they will end, and (Crowe) was supposed to knock me out, and I had a very small chance to win, and I was able to show people otherwise and get the TKO,” said Giles. “I think it’s big to beat somebody with his veteran skills.”
Giles (4-0) returns to Legacy FC for the first time in nearly two years on March 25 in Lake Charles, La., to take on fellow up and comer Brendan Allen (2-0) in a main card 185-pound bout.
“I think he’s definitely going to be one of the tougher opponents (I’ve faced),” said Giles of Allen. “I think I’ve got to out-toughen him. I have to be tougher than he is and grind him down and shut down his game plan.
“I can’t let him take it the ground, and if he does, just make regret being there. I’ve just got to make him uncomfortable and make him not want to be in there anymore, and take the win.”
While Giles has goals he’d like to accomplish in 2016, he’s patient enough to take things as they come and build his way up ranks as he goes.
“I would like to have a shot to go to the UFC and have one of those bigger fights up there, but I go fight-by-fight and not let that worry me so much,” said Giles. “Every fight I keep it simple: take it step by step and hopefully everything else handles itself.”