Boxing at The O2: Bright start for Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua made light work of his first professional bout in a great night of boxing at The O2 on Saturday.
The 6ft 6ins tall Londoner secured a first round victory after the referee stopped the fight when the previously unbeaten Emanuele Leo was knocked down in the first round.
It was the Italian's first fight outside his homeland and it was plain to see he was in no shape to threaten Olympics gold medal winner Joshua.
Afterwards Joshua said: "The key code for everyone was relax and enjoy what you're doing. I felt comfortable.
"I felt like this is the pros now. I really enjoyed the amateurs but I can't live off what I did in that. I want to prove myself and I want respect."
The 23-year-old is expected to take on another two fights in the next two months, which looks to be no trouble after the weekend's easy workout, which saw the Italian knocked down twice.
Scott Quigg controversially kept his WBA super-bantamweight title prior to the Joshua bout. He had a majority draw with Cuba's Yoandris Salinas in a dull fight.
Meanwhile, another Olympics 2012 winner, Luke Campbell, won thanks to a first round knockout against Neil Hepper.
It was second professional fight for the lightweight boxer from Hull, who also won the first in the opening round.
Afterwards he said: "I think I'm in the most exciting weight division there is. Plenty of good fights out there.
"I'm taking one fight at a time, learning as I go. I just want to excite the fans."
The fight of the night, however, saw Tony Conquest come back to win after being knocked down twice early on by Canning Town's Wadi Camacho.
Conquest deservedly won on points in a bruising encounter, despite not managing to knock down Camacho.
Meanwhile, Dagenham's Kevin Mitchell comfortably saw off Mexican Marco Lopez, with the fight being stopped in round six to keep the IBF Inter-continental lightweight title in Essex.
Lee Selby beat Ryan Walsh on points, while Danny Connor lost his light-welterweight southern area title in a ferocious fight with Tony Owen, who was supported in the crowd by Paralympics 2012 gold medal winner David Weir.