Jason Quigley made light work of Finland’s Mathias Eklund in London on Saturday evening as the Donegal boxer enjoyed a successful UK debut.
Quigley moved to 16 wins from as many fights by stopping his opponent in the second round at the Copper Box.
The middleweight contest was very early on the undercard of Charlie Edwards flyweight title defence, but there was still a good Irish contingent watching Quigley box outside of the US for the first time.
The opening round saw Quigley quickly go on the offensive, landing some good punches and troubling his opponent, although he was on the receiving end of the occasional counter.
The Laghy man switched to a southpaw stance momentarily in the second round and he quickly caught Eklund, visibility shaking him inside 30 seconds.
Quigley jumped on the opportunity and while Eklund tried to hold and push his way around the ring, the referee eventually intervened when the flurry of shots overwhelmed the Finnish boxer.
Speaking to Sky Sports afterwards, the 27-year-old said he is keen to return to the ring and remain active in the bid to secure a world title shot and improve his ranking.