Chris Eubank Jr required just 3 minutes and 29 seconds to see off an obviously overmatched opponent in Tony Jeter at the Sheffield Arena.
Eubank, defending his small interim WBA middleweight title, was topping the costs in south Yorkshire after Kell Brook took out of his clash with the rugged Argentinian Diego Chaves.
However it showed to be a blowout contest, with the 26-year-old Eubank, fighting for the very first time considering that beating Dmitry Chudinov in February, stopping Jeter in the 2nd round.
The 39-year-old was rocked inside the opening minute with a huge right hand and was then placed on the canvas following a few left hooks that only just discovered their mark.
From there it was a matter of when, not if, Eubank would seal his 20th expert win in 21 contests and he appropriately required the interruption with a flurry of wild punches that rocked Jeter.
While the American protested against referee Howard Foster’s choice there could be no grievances, with the fans seeming to heckle the mismatch which had actually unfolded in front of them.
Eubank will next off settle his competition with Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan on 12 December. The pair have been involved in a long-running war of words on social networks and will settle their distinctions in the ring at the O2 Arena.
Eubank, the son of the former two-weight world champion, stated on Sky Sports 1: “This was the warm-up battle, this is the battle that’s getting me ready, this was eliminating the ring corrosion and all set for 12 December versus a male called Spike O’Sullivan.
“It’s going to be one hell of a fight, he’s been talking a lot of mess and it’s time for some penalty. [It’s going to be] full-blown war, I’m going to be entering there an outright animal; I hope he’s ready for it.”.