Amir Khan is ready to be fast-tracked into major title contention after taking just 75 seconds to batter Belarusian Vitali Martynov to the canvas in what was supposed to be the sternest test yet of his professional credentials.
Olympic silver medallist Khan's step up to six-round standard turned into a rout as he made a mockery of pre-fight predictions of caution and blazed from his corner to attack the clearly nervous Martynov.
The problem now facing Khan is finding opponents who are able to extend him through the rounds, with Khan admitting his latest win put him in something of a no-win situation.
Khan said: "I could fight again next week the way I feel at the moment and as I'm young I can recover a lot quicker than older people anyway. I'll take half a week off and then I'll be back in the gym.
"I trained the hardest ever for this fight, the lad was bigger than me but I was ready for him. I just have tunnel vision and I stay 100 per cent focused because I know everyone out there wants to beat me."