Floyd Moore detonated his trademark bombs on the way to an explosive British Masters title victory in Fareham.
Moore ended the career of highly-touted Essex fighter Phil Gill with a dynamite first-round stoppage in front of his army of fans.
The Pacman was one of four first-round wins in one of the most exciting small-hall shows to have graced the area in a long time.
It was Moore who took centre stage, though, to dismiss the formidable challenge of the experienced Gill and capture the light-welterweight belt.
Gill started positively enough and began to land punches until a blistering right from Moore put him on the canvas.
The referee ruled no knockdown, but Gill found himself paralysed by a shot to the body just seconds later.
Seizing the opportunity, and in characteristic search-and-destroy fashion, Moore clinically delivered a savage two-fisted assault that detonated on Gill’s chin.
That saw the referee step in and crown the biggest night of the 9-3-1 man’s career.
Moore left Gill in tears after the victory, with his opponent calling time on his 14-3-2 professional career.
The 23-year-old admitted the win saw his game plan go out of the window.
He said: ‘We’re both come-forward fighters and my plan was to box him, but I looked at my corner and they said just crack him!
‘I’m chuffed to bits at the result.’
Moore is now targeting a step down to the lightweight division and a crack at Liam Shinkwin’s Southern Area title.
His trainer, Michael Ballingall, believes the win has silenced Moore’s doubters as his boxing development continues apace.
Ballingall said: ‘Floyd shows that you should never write a boxer off.
‘Phil Gill put out a statement that Floyd shouldn’t be boxing a couple of years ago.
‘But he is one of the most improved boxers around.
‘His commitment to the sport has made such a change in him.
‘Floyd has that stubbornness and will not quit – and that shows in his performances.
‘There are no hard feelings with Phil.
‘He was in tears afterwards and has said he will call it a day.
‘But he is a humble person and we wish him the best.
‘Now Floyd is after the Southern Area title. That has to be what we are looking for.
‘He has sent a massive message out to people with that win, and he has shown what he is capable of achieving.’
Elsewhere, Leigh Park’s Garry Neale moved to 3-0 with an outstanding performance against Dunfermline’s Michael Stupart, who was totally overwhelmed by the blizzard of punches coming his way from the stylish light-welterweight in the first round.
Neale’s efficiency and conditioning drew praise from Ballingall.
He said: ‘Garry’s first-round stoppage was excellent. He looked impressive and showed that his conditioning is first class.
‘Garry is a disciplined person. It’s about how much you want it in boxing – and Garry wants it’