Anthony Cacace retained his British super-featherweight title with a dominant display over Lyon Woodstock.
Cacace had Woodstock down in the fourth round en route to claiming a comprehensive unanimous points victory at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham.
Two judges scored it 117-110 in favour of Cacace, with the third 117-111, in what was a clinical display of boxing from the West Belfast boxer.
“I am happy enough,” Cacace told BT Sport.
“I would have liked to get the stoppage but the win was more important to me than anything else.
“But the more fights I have the better I will be. Lyon is a hard man. I hurt both my hands early and I will have to see what they’re like.
“It feels great to get back and get the win.”
As for a next opponent, Cacace has his sights set on another domestic rival in the shape of unbeaten Archie Sharp.
Sharp was last seen in July when he beat Diego Andrade, and is chasing down a world title shot of his own.
Anthony Cacace (left) lands a big right on Lyon Woodstock
“Where are you, Archie? Have your b**** dropped or what?,” Cacace told BT Sport.
“He thinks he’s number one, he thinks he’s the big shot. Get him here now. Next fight, why not.
“I beat Archie every day of the week and twice on a Sunday.
“I genuinely believe you haven’t seen anything of me yet. Get me more fights and you will see me do amazing things.”
Cacace dictated the early rounds of his first British title defence, finding success with the upper cut which would floor Woodstock in the fourth.
The champion launched it from range, the left hand sending Woodstock to the canvas before taking a count.
Cacace was seamlessly switching between orthodox and southpaw, and when Woodstock tried to apply any pressure the champion always had an answer.
The same narrative followed in the seventh and eighth rounds as Cacace continued to exude class and confidence.
Woodstock was so far behind on the scorecards that he was forced to throw caution to the wind, a tactic that often backfired as he got caught by Cacace’s punishing counter shots.
Anthony Cacace proved elusive all night for Lyon Woodstock
Cacace dominated the 10th and 11th rounds, and by this stage it was merely Woodstock’s bravery that was keeping him in the fight.
The champion went for the finish in the final round but Woodstock proved his durability to hear the final bell.
But there was only going to be one winner.