John Joe Nevin brought to an end an eight month ring sabbatical with a stoppage victory in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
The London 2012 silver medal winner defeated Victor Raul Capaceta to push his record to 4-0 in his first fight since November.
The Mexican, who made his pro debut at the tender age of 15 back in 2008, wasn’t expected to cause the talented and slick Nevin trouble, but he had proved himself durable over a 14 fight career.
Capaceta had never been stopped, but didn’t last the four round distance against the ‘Mullingar Shuffler’.
The former stand out amateur visibly hurt his foe at the tail end of the third and the Mexican retired on his stool as the fourth approached.