Paul Butler claimed the WBO European super-flyweight title with a sixth round stoppage of Romanian Silvio Olteanu in Manchester on Saturday night.
The Baby Faced Assassin was deadly in his execution and a devastating left hook to the body did the damage, forcing Olteanu to take his first and only eight count of the contest.
Butler sense a vulnerability and went for the throat after Olteanu returned to his feet, and within seconds the referee waved the fight over - despite a somewhat perfunctory protest from Olteanu.
In truth, Butler dominated this contest from the outset, with the only surprise coming in the fact Olteanu didn't go down sooner.
The Ellesmere Port man set his stall out early and dictated the opening three minutes, putting his jab to good use, and catching the Romanian with a couple of decent left hooks.
A fantastic three-punch combination from Butler rocked Olteanu early in the second; Olteanu had little in way of answers for the quicker, slicker and stronger former world champion.
Butler took the third before this fight really swung in his favour in the fourth. Olteanu was caught sweet on the chin and his legs went but Butler, huffed and puffed, landing some huge shots but still the durable Olteanu stood his ground, defiant in the face of the onsaught. He did however threaten to go, lower the knee twice.
Undeterred by the unfolding nature of this fight, Olteanu seemed to have recovered somewhat in the fifth and it looked like the beating he took in the previous round spurred some sort of reaction as he landed a couple of decent counter-punches on Butler.
However, that bravery was Olteanu's undoing in the sixth as he was caught with a vicious left hook to the body. This time he had to hit the canvas. The count came but Butler finished the job with a unanswerable tirade moments later.
It was an impressive performance from Butler who ends a tough year on a high and with Irishman Jamie Conlan watching on ringside, it looks like 2016 could be a big year once again for the 27-year-old.