Ryan Garcia knocked out Luke Campbell in a superstar-making performance on Saturday night in Texas.
The young American social media sensation was floored himself in round two, but cemented his position as a top class lightweight by coming back to win by KO.
The fight began with Garcia coming out swinging and catching Campbell with a straight right which caught his attention.
Campbell quickly recomposed himself and irritated Garcia with his southpaw jab.
The Brit targeted the American’s body early in round two, but it was the younger man who took control and attacked from the front foot.
However, this proved to be his downfall as Garcia dropped his guard and found himself caught by a powerful left hook from Campbell which floored him for the first time in his career.
Garcia rose to his feet and made it to the end of the round without suffering any further damage.
The American responded well in round three and reassumed his position as the aggressor.
Campbell covered up and fought back well off the ropes, ensuring that Garcia’s power punches could not have maximum impact.
The pair exchanged heavy single shots in the fourth as Garcia landed to his opponent’s head while Campbell targeted the body.
This back-and-forth pattern continued in the fifth, with both men having success.
Then, right at the end of round five, Campbell was stunned by a left hook from Garcia and saved by the bell which prevented him from being knocked down.
The young American followed up with a barrage in the sixth, but the experienced veteran stayed on his feet.
Round seven was quieter until Garcia smashed Campbell with a single left hook to the liver.
The Brit took a knee and was unable to recover to his feet – a KO7 for Garcia.
Garcia reiterated his call-out of Gervonta Davis post-fight.
He previously told talkSPORT.com: “I’m gonna be quite honest, I wanna fight Gervonta next. That’s who I want. I wanna take on that man.
“I’ve been calling it for a while and that’s the fight. That’s the fight that would make me great.
“That’s the fight that will complete the puzzle that I have put together. That’s who I want and that’s who I’m gonna be striving to get.
“I’m gonna give the people what they want and I’m gonna put a whooping on him – I promise you that.”