Daniel Dubois flattened Joe Cusumano three times inside the first round to make an emphatic statement on his US debut on Sunday night in Cleveland – while Love Island star Tommy Fury also tasted success.
British heavyweight contender Dubois, meanwhile, wasted no time in crumpling Cusumano to the canvas to end his night early.
The first knock-down came with a series of right hands which dropped his rival. Cusumano gamely continued but Dubois launched another assault which culminated in a chopping right hand, scoring a second knock-down.
The American was allowed to continue again but had barely rose to his feet before Dubois sent him crashing back down the floor to claim a comfortable victory.
Who will Daniel Dubois face next?
Dubois has now won two consecutive fights since his shock loss to fellow Brit contender Joe Joyce in an exciting 2020 fight.
He’s now looking to ramp up his return to the top echelons of the heavyweight division, and Dubois' promoter, Frank Warren, would like to get his boxer a crack the WBA's "regular" champion, undefeated Trevor Bryan.
Warren would like the WBA to order the fight, as Dubois is number one contender under the sanctioning body.
Bryan, who is promoted by Don King, has been very inactive in the last few years. He's made a single defense of the title since 2018, when he picked up an eleventh round stoppage of former world champion Bermane Stiverne back in January of this year.
Dubois said: “I had a great performance and had the best training camp ever. I want to fight for a world title. I want to fight the best. It’s going to come soon. Whoever’s next. I want to fight for a world title.”
Will Tommy Fury fight Jake Paul?
Fury, meanwhile, eased to victory against Anthony Taylor, an MMA fighter crossing into the ring.
The former Love Island star's pursuit of Jake Paul, who beat Tyron Woodley in the main event, continued by beating his rival's sparring partner.
The brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was never in trouble against Taylor but was forced to settle for a points win.
Fury now hopes to take on Paul, the YouTuber -turned-boxer, whose remains undefeated on his controversial crossover into boxing.
Paul faced real adversity for the first time since becoming a boxer, taking a solid right hand which rocked him against the ropes, but he showed his battling qualities to win a split decision after being dragged to the final bell by Woodley.