ISAAC Macleod made a dream professional debut when he stopped Gyorgy Varga in the third round of their fight in Sheffield.
The exciting Sunderland fighter floored the Hungarian with a left-right-left combination with referee Howard Foster calling a halt without even starting a count.
It was a devastating show of skill and power from the former amateur champion, who only turned pro in September, signing for Queensberry Promotions and training under top coach Anthony Farnell.
The 20-year-old opened up in style at Hillsborough Leisure Centre, catching Varga with a left hook with the first punch of the contest which was scheduled for four rounds.
After that, the ex-Sunderland ABC welterweight looked steady but finished the session in ee-catching fashion with three head shots.
Macleod continued to back up the Hungarian in round two and the East European fighter began to hold on, earning a telling off from referee Foster.
Round three followed a similar pattern, with Macleod landing his left on a regular basis.
A left to the body was followed by a left to the head, forcing Varga to cling on for dear life.
But the end was nigh and it came on two minutes and 46 seconds, with a left-right swiftly followed by a left to the Hungarian’s unguarded head.
Varga went down with Mr Foster waving it off immediately, to the delight of the ecstatic 150-strong travelling army who had made the journey from Wearside.