The Briton was supposed to be fighting for a shot at the WBO’s European bantamweight title against Mishiko Shubitidze, although problems with the opponent meant a late change.
Not one to pass up the opportunity to compete, Patel stayed busy with minimal fuss, using a lightning-fast combination to end the fight in the opening moments.
Patel, who has been training at the West Ham Boxing Club Gym headed by Barry Smith, will hope to reschedule his WBO chance to edge closer to a shot at the belt currently held by former promoter Frank Warren’s mount Zolani Tete.
The 25 year-old, who left British shores behind when a deal with Warren turned sour in 2016, has recovered from a year out of action to rack up nine straight knockouts, seven of which have now come since the turn of a busy 2018.
According to the fighter himself, Patel is now 15-0-1 with 12 KO’s (12-0-1 on Boxrec) following his rollover win at the Szechenyi Sports hall in Szolnok Saturday night.
On the bill, former British heavyweight ruler and Mike Tyson conqueror Danny Williams scored his third win in a row with a first-round KO, whilst Arthif Daniel was also victorious.
Here’s a look at Patel’s form with and post-Frank Warren:
With Frank Warren:
2016-10-08 – PTS4 over Patrik Bartos (8-10)
2016-03-04 – PTS4 over Juan Hinostroza (3-5)
2015-10-30 – DRAW4 with David Koos (4-0)
2015-07-17 – PTS4 over Brett Fidoe (4-19-2)
Post Frank Warren (not including Saturday):
2018-03-25 – KO1 over Vinjamins Dimovs (0-0)
2018-03-11 – KO2 over Ahmet Kuricaj (0-4)
2018-03-04 – KO1 over Eriks Kolasovs (0-1)
2018-02-10 – TKO1 over Aleksandrs Cebakovs (0-2)
2018-02-04 – TKO4 over Robert Kanalas (11-12)
2018-01-21 – TKO1 over Richard Voros (6-45)
2017-12-30 – TKO2 over Zsolt Sarkozi (6-2-1)
2017-09-23 – TKO1 over Krisztian Horvath (0-10)