Chris Eubank Jr. got a quick win on his return to the ring.
The second-generation middleweight took on Wanik Awdijan in Newcastle.
Eubank Jr. had been set to box a fortnight ago at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London, exclusively live on Sky Sports.
But he was forced to wait after his opponent Anatoli Muratov was withdrawn on medical grounds by the British Boxing Board of Control just hours before the ring walks.
It was then revealed that the 32-year-old would box at the Utilita Arena in the North East, joining a star-studded line-up.
Awdijan was brought in as the opponent and Eubank Jr. made short work of the German-based Armenian, forcing him to pull out after five rounds.
Body shots were the order of the day for Eubank, whose shorts and ring-walk robe were adorned by the name of Sebastian, his brother who died in July, and Awdijan failed to come out for the sixth, despite asking a few early questions of the former British champion, claiming that his ribs had been broken by scything punches to the midsection.
The referee Michael Alexander accepted the retirement of Awdijan, giving Eubank Jr. another win and clearing the path for a big fight for him before the end of the year.