Joshua Buatsi brutally knocked out Ricards Bolotniks with an enormous proper hand as Britain’s light-heavyweight contender stayed heading in the right direction for a world title combat.
The unbeaten 28-year-old hammered Bolotniks to the canvas with a hook within the sixth spherical after which left the Latvian in a crumpled heap after touchdown an enormous proper within the eleventh to sign his fifteenth straight win.
Stabbing out stiff jabs, Buatsi took the centre of the ring within the opening spherical, however Bolotniks shortly displayed his menace, stiffening the south Londoner’s legs with a proper hand.
Buatsi responded with crunching physique photographs within the second, and he answered one other thudding proper from Bolotniks with a pointy mixture within the third.
Extra ferocity was added to Buatsi’s work within the fourth as he unloaded a flurry of photographs on Bolotniks, who was compelled to resist a crisp proper hand within the fifth.
When a left hook dumped Bolotniks on the canvas within the sixth, the top of the combat appeared imminent, however Buatsi appeared to exhaust himself with a follow-up assault that did not shift a cussed opponent.
Punches from Buatsi slipped beneath the belt line, ultimately leading to a degree deduction within the eighth and Bolotniks fired again with defiant punches.
However Buatsi readjusted his accuracy, ramming in proper arms within the closing seconds of the ninth, then exploded with a cluster of hurtful photographs within the tenth.
With Bolotniks backing away from one other stinging assault, Buatsi stepped in with a belting proper hand that emphatically ended the combat within the eleventh.
On the undercard, Joe Cordina wanted simply 53 seconds to inflict a first-round knockout on Joshuah Hernandez.
The Welshman floored Hernandez with an explosive proper hand, forcing the referee to sign the thirteenth victory of Cordina’s unbeaten profession.