Chris Eubank Jr beat Liam Smith by TKO in round 10 of their middleweight rematch after knocking him down twice.
Eubank dropped Smith in the fourth round, the same round in which the Liverpudlian beat him in their first fight back in January.
Although Eubank was not able to press this advantage, he continued to dominate at Manchester Arena with an impressive range of shots.
And in round 10 the referee stopped the fight after Smith went down again.
Eubank had activated the rematch clause following his first knockout defeat seven months ago, and after numerous delays he returned to the scene of that loss stronger than before.
Smith came in as slight favourite after his impressive win in January and had the partisan north west crowd on his side, but Eubank was more than prepared, playing up to his villain role as he cupped his ear to the boos of the audience on entering the ring.
After an even start, Eubank gained the ascendancy and dropped Smith with a fierce uppercut in round four, from which the 35-year-old never truly recovered.
Eubank attempted to finish the fight soon after, landing a ferocious series of punches in round five that Smith managed to weave away from to give his supporters hope.
But Eubank knew he was on top and could bide his time, the 33-year-old calmly returning behind the jab in the middle rounds as Smith sought the knockout punch he needed.
With Smith’s movement seemingly hampered by an issue with his left ankle, Eubank moved in for the kill, putting his opponent back on the canvas before the referee waved the fight off – and granted Eubank revenge.
More to follow.