World champion Josh Taylor knocked out Apinun Khongsong in an incredible first round to defend his WBA and IBF light welterweight titles.
The Scot, 29, struck the Thailand fighter with a left-hand body shot to send the undefeated 24-year-old crumpling to the canvas. Khongsong was eventually taken by stretcher from ringside in London’s York Hall.
Taylor now moves closer to a fight with WBO and WBC title holder Jose Ramirez on his quest to become the undisputed world champion.
“I felt it [the punch] sinking in straight away,” he told BT Sport. (BBC)