Anthony Joshua stopped Carlos Takam in the 10th round in Cardiff – but the result wasn’t without controversy.
Referee Phil Edwards stepped inbetween the two men with just over six minutes remaining at the Principality Stadium.
Takam immediately protested the decision which handed Joshua his 20th successive stoppage.
The Brit was well on his way to victory by that point but Takam had proved a tricky customer.
The Cameroonian was cut above both eyes but battled on to give Joshua one of his toughest tests to date.
His effort was even more impressive given he stepped in at less than two week’s notice when Kubrat Pulev pulled out.
Joshua will now target fellow world champions Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker in 2018.