Jordan Gill made the most of his homecoming with a systematic destruction of Emmanuel Dominguez.
Fighting in Peterborough for the first time, Gill needed less than eight minutes to swat aside the visiting Mexican.
In doing so the featherweight picked up a minor title – but more importantly a world ranking – with his 23rd professional victory.
Gill, 24, enjoyed the better of the first round as his movement tied Dominguez in knots.
The home favourite, in his fifth fight under the tutelage of Dave Coldwell, warmed to his task in the second session.
Twice Dominguez was rocked by single but spiteful jabs while a right hand on the bell left him looking as if he’d rather be anywhere but the squared circle.
By the third round Gill had shed any remaining sliver of caution as he began to put together his combinations.
Once such pattern dumped Dominguez on the canvas and although he picked himself up, he was soon heading back from whence he came when Gill unleashed a four-punch salvo.
His right hand delivering the telling blow and although Dominguez rose again, the fight was soon waved off as Gill threatened another assault.
The winner said: “I really enjoyed it.
I know that if I hit someone with these gloves I’ll put them away.
“I turned pro at 18 and I’m 22 now so I’m coming into my prime.”
On the undercard, Gill’s flatmate Leigh Wood made short work of Abraham Bonsu to capture the Commonwealth featherweight title.
Wood, whose only defeat came against world title challenger Gavin McDonnell, edged a quiet first round.
And he stepped up a gear in the second, twice flooring Bonsu with body shots.
The Ghanaian rose once but failed to do so a second time and was counted out.
American Anthony Sims Jr marked his UK debut with a sixth-round stoppage of Mateo Veron while Richard Riakporhe needed just four rounds to halt Tommy McCarthy.