Joe Joyce has stopped Carlos Takam in the sixth round of their heavyweight boxing clash at Wembley Arena.
The 35-year-old endured a number of heavy blows in the early rounds before eventually finding his form in the fifth.
He then rocked Takam with a left hook early in the sixth and followed up with a series of shots which ultimately forced the referee to step in.
The TKO victory sees the Briton stretch his unbeaten record to 13-0.
Joyce retains his mandatory position with the WBO and will challenge for one version of the heavyweight world title within the next 12 months.
Oleksandr Usyk will challenge Anthony Joshua for the WBA, IBF and WBO belts on September 25.
The pair collide at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with an estimated 65,000 fans set to attend.
"What I want is AJ or Usyk - I don't need any more tests," Joyce told BT Sport.
"I've started at the deep end and I've carried on at a steady trajectory