Carl Frampton saw off Steve Molitor with ease at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Saturday night.
The Canadian could not live with Frampton’s power and intensity, with the Belfast fighter stopping his rival in the sixth round.
The Canadian had been struggling from the opening bell and Frampton was pleased with the result.
“It was good to get the win and I am delighted. He is a two time world champion and I got the job done.
“I enjoyed the fight, the atmosphere and the win. It’s now upwards and onwards,”
Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Paddy Gallagher got his professional career off to a winning start against William Warburton, taking the victory 40-37 on points.
“I am pleased to get off to a winning start. It was great to make my debut in Belfast and there is more to come from me,” said Gallagher.
Paul McCloskey kept his World title dream alive with a very convincing points win over Manuel Perez.
McCloskey nearly looked back to his best as he bossed the 12 rounds against Perez.
McCloskey believes there is more to come.
“I did well but I was not at my best. I lost my last fight so this will build up my confidence.
“I am happy with the win but there is more to come,” he added.
Local lad Ben Mulligan had a tough debut at the Odyssey.
The Fivemiletown fighter lost to Mariusz Bak by 39 points to 37.
Mulligan was caught too many times by the Brentford fighter before losing on points.
There were also wins on the night for Martin Lindsay and Eamonn O’Kane.
Lindsay won his fight 80-73, while O’Kane triumphed by 59 points to 55.
There was also victory for Belfast’s Dee Walsh. He won his fight 60-54.