Troy Williamson claimed the British super-welterweight title with a devastating 10th-round knockout against Ted Cheeseman.
The undefeated 30-year-old had to endure punishment as Cheeseman dominated periods of the bout, but produced a brutal flurry of blows to floor the 26-year-old champion.
Cheeseman had medical attention in the ring before being taken to hospital for checks.
The fight had been close until a dominant eighth round from Cheeseman. That was answered by a strong ninth round from Williamson, who then ended the bout in emphatic fashion in the 10th.
“It was a very tough fight,” Williamson said. “We knew exactly how tough it was going to be. I showed everyone how tough I am tonight. I’ve come up the hard way, and now everybody knows what Troy Williamson’s all about.”