Heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois has racked up five straight knockout wins since turning pro, but the most impressive win came in his last outing.
On September 16th, the 20-year-old powerhouse dropped AJ Carter twice, and then destroyed his opponent 44 seconds into the first round.
Unsurprisingly, the frightening punch sent Carter to sleep on the canvas and the Londoner required immediate attention from the medical team ringside while Dubois refrained from celebrating.
"Last time I did something like that the guy sort of had a seizure on the ground," Dubois told BoxNation, referring to a bout he had in the amateurs. "He was just out this time, although his leg was shaking a bit."
After winning the Southern Area and WBC World Youth Titles in his last two outings, Dubois is back in action on December 9th at the Copper Box Arena. He takes on former Anthony Joshua opponent Dorian Darch.
The Greenwich giant is eager to perform in his hometown once again: "I’m excited, it looks like it is going to become home to me because it is in London and I am a London fighter.
"The crowds come and they know I am a London kid, so they get behind me and enjoy it. I anticipate more the same on December 9 and, even though I only started in April, it does feel a lot longer.
"I will get this next one done and then move on to bigger and better things, he added. Promoter Frank Warren has said that Dubois will be challenging for the British Title in 2018.
For now though, he is focused on continuing his progression. While he doesn't rush his work and necessarily go looking for the knockout, Dubois wouldn't be surprised if he makes it six in six in December.
"I just have to stay calm and don’t be surprised that this happens because it is a fight and I train very hard. It is part of the game.
"I felt the energy of the crowd and fed off of that," recalling the Carter win. "It made me perform better, as well as all the hard work before that.
"I went for it, no wasting time and, as I said, it is only for that moment. It is about capitalising on it and, if he isn’t going to, I’m going to take advantage. Kill or be killed, that is my mentality."
Tickets are out now for Daniel Dubois v Dorian Darch, on the undercard of James DeGale and Lee Selby.