BELFAST prospect Ryan Burnett made it two stoppage wins in seven days with another impressive display at York Hall on Saturday night.
Whilst the media glare and boxing spotlight was firmly planted on the massive show at the Copper Box, Burnett was shining at a different London venue.
The Adam Booth trained bantamweight ended a frustrating year on a high by following up his win over Valentin Marinov in Belfast last week with a fourth round TKO win over Stefan Slavchev on London on Saturday night.
As Irish fight fans know after watching the extremely cagey Slavchev against Luke Wilton, the Bulgarian can prove frustrating opposition. Burnett had to go looking his sixth pro foe from the off and when he got within range had to use all his lauded skill set to land.
When he let his hands go it was obvious he had too much for the journey man. Indeed Slavchev hit the canvas in the third thanks to an accurate head shot, before revisiting the floor via a right hook to the body he failed to recover from in the fourth.
The Youth Olympic gold medal winner now has five stoppage wins from his six pro victories.