By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 02/12/18 2:42am
Joe Joyce demolished Joe Hanks inside the first round as the British heavyweight swiftly brought up his seven professional victory in Los Angeles.
The Olympic bronze medallist continued his destructive progress in the paid ranks, stopping Hanks in the closing seconds of the opener.
Sticking out a stiff jab, Joyce sized up the American from the start, before hurting him with a chopping right hand.
With Hanks wobbling on unsteady legs, Joyce stood off waiting to see if he would tumble to the canvas, but then moved in to deliver a fight-ending left hand.
Hanks crumpled in the corner and the referee quickly waved it off.
“Woah, like I showed, I’ve been doing well,” Joyce told BT Sport Box Office. “There’s plenty more to come.
“I hope I put on something good to watch. I’m ready for anyone. I want to get in some bigger fights. I’m ready to show you all.”