Shakur Stevenson was in cruise control for a round and a half until his one-sided beating of Oscar Mendoza was finally halted.
The Olympic star and touted future world champion loaded up some hurtful shots and it was apparent only more of the same would follow.
Eventually, referee Sparkle Lee waved off the contest as Stevenson improved to 4-0 with a second career early night.
In the ESPN opener, former world heavyweight title challenger Bryant Jennings overcame a 44-pound weight difference to dispatch of Don Haynesworth in three rounds.
Jennings is hoping to push himself into championship contention once again in 2018 but will need to up his opposition in order for the main players to sit up and take notice.
The 33 year-old now boasts a record of 21-2 after claiming a twelfth career stoppage.
At featherweight, namesakes Jose and Adan Gonzalez fought out a majority draw over six rounds which will ultimately do either fighter no favors, whilst Mikaela Mayer did enough to see of the seasoned Nydia Feliciano with a majority verdict in just her third pro outing.