Campbell Hatton joked that he stopped his opponent “by accident” on Friday night in his first since September on Anthony Joshua’s undercard.
Hatton, the son of British legend Ricky, was booed at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after a controversial victory over Sonni Martinez.
Still, the 20-year-old bounced back in sparkling style away from prying eyes as he stopped mate Attila Csereklye in Bilbao.
Looking noticeably thicker, the lightweight scored three knockdowns in the fight and started the damage with a clever right hook to the head.
A brilliant left hook combo to the body and then to the head (which looked eerily like his father) resulted in the second knockdown and it became clear that Csereklye, 25, was overwhelmed.
A left uppercut in the second round closed the show and Hatton admitted he was thrilled with the result.
“It’s about time, innit,” he told DAZN. “You know, I’m buzzing.
“I just showed up there, and I think you can see it early on, I wasn’t trying to stop it.
“I was a little more patient, I was trying to make him miss a little more and use my jab, it happened by accident!
“So I know what to do next time. “
Promoter Eddie Hearn has been criticized for putting the rookie on such a huge card in September and billing so high.
Still, the President of Matchroom Boxing tweeted: “Good stopping victory for @CampbellHatton – perfect learning experience on the road in Spain.
“Lots of activity and experience to come in 2022.”