Luca Giacon pushed closer to a world title shot by stopping Andrea Carbonello in the fifth round of their contest.
The Spaniard, a former European title challenger, claimed a fringe version of the IBF super-lightweight title and moved to 29-1 in the process.
Promoters OPI stated: “It was an explosive knockout in the fifth round. Carbonello was down in the second, in the fourth and finally in the fifth.
“It’s a good win for Giacon who had only one fight in the last 2 years. World Factory Events in collaboration with OPI Since 82 promoted the fight.
Elsewhere in Paris, France, Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist Tony Yoka got his career off to the perfect start with a second round victory over previously undefeated Travis Clark.
Also on the bill, bantamweight Nordine Oubaali halted Alejandro Hernandez in the tenth round, whilst there were also triumphs for Ahmed El Mousaoui at welterweight, super-welterweight Souleymane Cissokho, Michel Tavares at middleweight and fledgling 154 pounder Money Powell IV.
Across the Atlantic in the United States, Henry Lundy had too much for Daniel Evangelista Jr forcing a stoppage in the fifth, whilst Bradley Skeete defended his British title in the UK with a same round win over Shayne Singleton.
In the co-feature, Joe Mullender scored a split decision over Lee Markham in something of an upset. On the undercard, Nigel Benn’s son Harley made it two wins from two with a points win over winless Paul Cummings.