Paul Economides tasted victory on the undercard of Tony Bellew's WBC cruiserweight title win at Goodison Park on Sunday night.
The 29-year-old super bantamweight from Vicars Cross secured a points decision against Nicaraguan Reynaldo Cajina at the home of Everton FC, but missed out on the chance to fight in front of a larger crowd in front of the Sky TV cameras.
A change in the running order saw Economides, initially scheduled to fight at 4.45pm, bumped up the order owing to a number of fights going the distance before he eventually stepped into the ring shortly before 11pm.
That meant that Economides, who trains at Chester Boxers in Hoole, followed the main event of the evening, Bellew's masterful title win over Ilunga Makabu, and was denied the chance to fight in front of the cameras.
But the triumph represented a major breakthrough for Economides, who has targeted a shot at a British or European title before the end of the year, with his direction under new manager Dave Coldwell, Bellew's trainer, already paying dividends.