CONNOR Nixon demonstrated he packs power as well as pace as he demolished Ladislav Kollar inside two rounds to stretch his 100 per cent record to three fights.
The Hatfield bantamweight was back to his blistering best at the Dome after a nervy showing last time out and bombarded his Slovakian foe with a barrage of lightning quick shots.
But rather than an overwhelming shock and awe assault, it was three big bombs that saw the night ended early for Kollar, who also went into the contest undefeated.
A big hook to the body midway through the second of the scheduled four rounds sent Kollar to his knees and the look he gave to his corner suggested he already fancied calling it quits.
But, urged on by his corner, the baby-faced Eastern European rose to his feet and met the count only to be sent back down by the exact same shot.
He again reluctantly stood up and his body language encouraged Nixon to pile the pressure on for the early finish.
It was another hook to the body that ended it with 24 seconds of the round to go with referee Howard Foster mercifully waving the bout off to the relief of Kollar who had long stopped fancying the fight.
For Nixon, this was his first taste of a professional fight against an opponent at the same weight, age and experience and he was clearly a class above.
He walked to the ring to the sounds of One Direction, a playful nod to the ribbing he receives by his gym mates over his boyband good looks.
But the playful mood ended once he stepped through the ropes.
The 19-year-old’s fast hands and feet bamboozled Kollar who realised he was out of his depth well before the big body shots were landed.
Nixon’s professional apprenticeship continued in style and he will be brimming with confidence heading into his next bout, likely to be in early September.
* For action photos and more analysis see the Free Press on Thursday June 14