David Price cemented his name at the top of the domestic heavyweight tree with a highly impressive fourth round stoppage of Norfolk’s Sam Sexton at Aintree.
Billed as a first proper test of Price’s stamina, the Liverpudlian thrilled his home supporters with a disciplined, powerful showing.
The Olympic bronze medalist fired an early notice of his strength and penetration as he dropped Sexton in the third round before a frightening body and head combination ended the fight three minutes later.
The win gives Price the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles, but perhaps more relevantly, adds the Liverpudlian to an increasingly small list of exciting, unbeaten heavyweights in the sport.
Despite having just faced his thirteenth professional opponent, Price may find an offer to face one of the Klitschko brothers is forthcoming in the coming weeks, however he may be more interested in chasing a match up with the winner of the David Haye-Dereck Chisora fight in July or a battle with the elusive, unbeaten, Tyson Fury.
Elsewhere on the card, Adil Anwar- winner of the light-welterweight version of the Prizefighter crown earlier this year- won a clear points win over Dave Ryan in a British title eliminator. Anwar triumphed with scores of 99-90, 98-90 and 99-91 and should be in action again before the end of the summer.