Anthony Joshua, touted as the 'future people's champion', continued his winning ways with a second professional victory, knocking out Paul Butlin in round two of their heavyweight contest at the Motorpoint Arena.
The fight looked to be over in the first minute, with Joshua letting his fists fly, demonstrating flurrys of head and body shots that had Butlin in trouble.
The 37-year-old Butlin, who has fought with the likes of Dereck Chisora, battled on to see the second round, which proved a step too far with the punching power of the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist.
It was a two-punch combination that ended the bout, with a left hook catching Butlin on the top of the brow before a missile like right hand hit the sweet spot, ramming through the chin, sending Butlin tumbling to the canvas.
The brave veteran beat the count with blood gashing from his left brow but continued the fight, only to be bombarded by combinations of punishment that forced the referee to wave off the bout, seconds before Butlin's corner through in the towel.
Speaking to SkySports after the fight, Joshua gave us his take on the sweet science.
"Boxing isn't complicated - you've got two arms and you've got to find a way to knock them out," he concluded.
Joshua is set to be the headline fighter on November 14th as the famous Bethnal Green hosts the International Prizefighter series.
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