Undefeated prospect Joe Joyce improved his record to 5-0 (5KO) tonight with another convincing stoppage win inside the distance.
Boxing in York Hall, London, England, Joyce took out Ivica Bacurin in the very first round.
The exact time of the round 1 stoppage came at 1 minute and 55 seconds in.
Here is the moment it happened, as Joyce appeared to land a blow on the top of the head of Bacurin, although appearing to be just a glancing blow, was enough to close the show:
It’s hard to see what Joyce will have learned from that in fairness but at the same time, his promoter intimated that a step up is due next.
Promoter of the event David Haye of Ringstar said afterwards that he will be in touch with promoter Mick Hennessy around a potential fight against British heavyweight champion Hughie Fury.
Fury recently moved into the number five position with the IBF.
A belt which Anthony Joshua currently holds, but if Fury can’t land some an eliminator next up against one of the names ahead of him in the rankings, a fight with Joyce could make a lot of sense in the meantime.
The win tonight saw Joyce defend his Commonwealth title and record his third first round stoppage of his pro career thus far.
Tonight’s opponent went ten rounds with Tony Bellew and six rounds with Dillian Whyte.