The Londoner has now spent just seven rounds in the ring since entering the paid ranks last October and Joshua once again had his opponent in trouble as soon as he landed his punches flush.
Darch, 29, was almost out of there in the first round following a Joshua onslaught and could only hug the 24 year-old as the bell saved him from punishment, although the writing was on the wall from then on.
Immediately into the second round and Darch was in trouble again and looking like he wanted no part of Joshua’s punches, which prompted referee Terry O’Connor to step in an end his suffering.
Joshua was critical of his performance in the aftermath, maybe a little harshly, as there is not much else he can do but take these early opponents out in style and the 6ft 6in brute has done exactly that.
It’s now onto a spot on the Ricky Burns v Terence Crawford undercard for Joshua on March 1st in Scotland as the talented young heavyweight continues his certain rise to the top of the sport.
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