Troy Williamson remained undefeated as he picked up his second professional belt.
The Darlington super-welterweight took on Ted Cheeseman at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
The fight between the pair took place exclusively live on DAZN, as part of the battle for Scouse super-welterweight supremacy between rivals Liam Smith and Anthony Fowler, and on a night of top fights, it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Cheeseman’s British super-welterweight crown was at stake and the Bermondsey man is no stranger to hard fights.
But this epic clash, with action going from one way to the other, didn’t go ‘The Big Cheese’s’ way, with ‘Trojan’ Williamson –– the IBF European champion –– coming out on top and stopping the 26-year-old after 50 seconds of the 10th round.
There was barely a clinch as the two went at each other with power punches throughout.
Cheeseman started the better, but Williamson, who moved to 17-0-1 (13 KOs), turned the fight his way before Cheeseman looked on the verge of victory in the seventh round.
Williamson stuck at it and turned the action back his way in the ninth before finishing it early in what turned out to be the final stanza as the referee, Michael Alexander, stopped the contest with Cheeseman on the canvas against the ropes.
Cheeseman is only in his 20s and while his exciting style will always make him in demand, the wars are starting to mount up.
Williamson, 30, showed, however, that he has been a dark horse in the red-hot division domestically and indicated that he is now ready to take his opportunity after years of boxing under the radar.