Steve O’Meara retained his southern area light-middleweight title with another stunning first-round knockout – this time blasting away Nathan Weise at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.
O’Meara, previously known as a slick boxer rather than a dangerous puncher, floored Weise with a blistering shot.
He was making the first defence of the belt he won with an opening-round knockout of fellow West Londoner Ryan Toms at the same venue in September.
The 27-year-old, who was born in Shepherd’s Bush and lives in West Drayton, hopes to challenge for the British or Commonwealth title next year.
He had vowed not to let Weise upset his plans and was true to his word, spectacularly ending the contest with a thunderous right hand.
O’Meara sportingly refused to celebrate his win while Weise lay on the canvas, instead showing concern for his opponent who was briefly attended to by medics before being helped onto a stool.
The victory improves O’Meara’s record to 15-2 and could pave the way for a clash with recently-crowned British champion Brian Rose.