Conor Benn was made to dig deep against Cedrick Peynaud at York Hall as the young prospect improved to 11-0 – just.
The 21 year-old was shockingly caught square and dropped twice in the first round and from that point had it all to do,
Chasing a big knockout, Benn was hit with hard shots time and again through the contest but managed to put the Frenchman down in the fifth and sixth sessions to save the win.
Taking a tight 56-55 decision with WBN, referee Bobby Williams saw it slightly wider at 57-54 as Benn survived the scare of his career so far.
‘The Destroyer’ has some way to go to live up to his name, although thoroughly entertained the crowd if giving promoter Eddie Hearn kittens in the process.
Also on the bill, light heavyweight Jake Ball put his loss to JJ McDonagh firmly behind him when out-pointing Miles Shinkwin to pick up the WBA Continental light-heavyweight title.
Earlier, Ted Cheeseman defeated Tony Dixon on points through eight, whilst Joe Cordina, Gamal Yafai, Felix Cash and Lawrence Okolie all scored customary, predictable stoppages.
Prior to the two main title bouts, the flashy Josh Kelly once again impressed with another assured display in dominating Jean-Michel Hamilcaro before forcing a sixth round stoppage.