Harrow Weald super-featherweight Mitchell Smith announced himself on the national stage after claiming the English title in just his ninth professional bout with a landslide points win over Peter Cope.
The Baby-Faced Assassin put on a controlled display at Bethnal Green's York Hall on Wednesday night, as he eased to a unanimous decision from the ringside judges.
They scored the contest - 100-89, 100-90, 99-90 - in favour of Smith, who had his southpaw opponent down in the sixth round with a devastating combination of body punches.
"I'm so so happy to be crowned English champion only two years after making my debut in this very arena," Smith told GetWestLondon after the fight.
"I've worked so, so hard to get here and I am really happy with the performance. I feel bad for Peter Cope because he really lives the life and is a credit to boxing.
"But at the end of the day this is a sport where if you're not first your last. I did what I had to do, I won every single round, and I'm a very, very happy man tonight."
The former Hatch End High School pupil expects to return to action in September and hopes to add another title to his collection before the end of the year.
"It would be nice for me to pick up another belt before the year ends," Smith said.
"Hopefully I'll be able to take one home to my daughter for Christmas, but my promoter Frank (Warren) says he can see me challenging for the British title in the next nine-12 months.
"Let's see what happens. But I'm ready to tackle any of the domestic fighters and I'm definitely going to be the best super-featherweight in Britain in the next couple of years."