Frazer Clarke scored a first-round stoppage to advance his unblemished record.
The Olympic bronze medallist is now 3-0 as a pro since leaving behind the Team GB setup and opting to punch for pay.
Clarke made his debut back in February, securing a first-round stoppage against Jake Darnell, and returned from a thumb injury in July to stop Argentine puncher Ariel Esteban Bracamonte in the second stanza at the Bournemouth International Centre.
And on Saturday night, as part of the supporting cast to Liam Smith’s clash against former sparring partner Hassan Mwakinyo, at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, the 30-year-old made short work of his vastly overmatched opponent.
The 30-year-old took on Pencho Tsvetkov in a scheduled six-rounder, but Steve Gray, the referee, called a halt to proceedings after just one minute and five seconds of the opening round after Clarke had his man down in the opening 30 seconds.
To his credit, and after serious consideration from the third man, the visitor continued, but it was only a matter of time before a barrage of shots forced Tsvetkov over again. Gray took up the count before deciding he had seen enough and he waved it off, leaving ‘Big Fraze’ yet another rung on the progress ladder.
But the man himself was far from impressed with the night’s work.
He said, exclusively live on Sky Sports, after the fight:
“I want to apologise to everybody here and even though it’s not my fault, things need to be better.
“I apologise that the fans had to watch that, to the people who travelled to watch it, but my learning is done in the gym and that was a complete embarrassment.”
Ben Shalom, the Boxxer CEO, stated in the aftermath of Clarke’s win that he will be back between the ropes at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, exclusively live on Sky Sports, on October 29, as part of the supporting cast to Hughie Fury’s heavyweight clash against Michael Hunter in what is an official final eliminator for Daniel Dubois’ WBA ‘regular’ title in the sport’s premier division.