Lewis Ritson destroyed Paul Hyland Jr tonight in the very first round in what was a brutal beat down in the UK.

‘The Sandman’ could very well be one of the most exciting young fighters in world boxing today.

His demolition job tonight of Hyland improved his professional record to 16-0-10KO.

The emphatic victory also saw Ritson capture the British title outright after three successful defenses, meaning he gets to hold onto it for good.

No doubt world title challenges await down the line in the future for the 24-year-old lightweight contender.

The boxing world has been going nuts to his first round win tonight – here’s some of the reaction so far: