Isaac Lowe caught the eye of a major boxing promoter with the latest victory of his professional career.
The Westgate Warrior took his record to 3-0 with a second round stoppage of veteran Delroy Spencer in Blackpool on Saturday.
The 19-year-old featherweight was fighting on the undercard of Brian Rose’s latest home town show, promoted by Eddie Hearn, who was impressed by what he saw from the Morecambe fighter.
Lowe said: ““He watched my first fight and he said ‘you’re a strong kid’.
“He told me I made the Delroy victory look class, and that he never got close to me.
“It gives you a big confidence boost. It only makes you focus more if people like that are telling you you’re going to go far.”
Lowe had expected to go the full four rounds with Spencer, a 44-year-old with 168 fights on his record who rarely gets stopped.
But the Wolverhampton man was felled twice by devastating body shots at the Winter Gardens, failing to answer the referee’s count second time around.
Lowe said: “I’m over the moon. I didn’t expect it to come as easily as that.
“He’s had 170 fights and he’s rarely been stopped but obviously he wasn’t tough enough for me and I got in there and did my job.
“I made a big statement, nobody expected me to get him out there.”
Lowe’s next outing will be back at the Winter Gardens on June 7, and he is eyeing a shot at the English Featherweight Title by the end of the year.
He said: “It’s a big step up, I’m doing a six-rounder.
“Steve (Wood, promoter) is keeping me busy and hopefully by the end of the year I will try and push for an English title fight if I can.
“I was on the phone to him before and he was a bit upset because I’m getting to the top too quickly!”
Lowe was victorious on the same night that his good friend Tyson Fury took one step closer to a world heavyweight title shot with victory over Steve Cunningham in New York.
He admitted that hearing Tyson had been victorious spurred him on to victory.
He said: “I was in the changing room and forgot all about it and one of the lads told me Tyson had been dropped.
“But I got it up on the iPhone and saw Tyson had won and it got me revved up.
“I’m over the moon for him. I know he got put down but people like to see entertainment.
“He showed his talent and I hope people back him all the way. He’ll be a world champion.”