Audley Harrison extended his unbeaten record with a comfortable points victory over Ratko Draskovic at Wembley on Saturday.
Harrison took his time despite dominating
The British heavyweight won his 10th pro fight - an 80-73 decision from referee Paul Thomas - by going eight rounds for the first time.
And he scored a knockdown in the sixth round, before failing to put his 37-year-old opponent away.
Draskovic, who has never been stopped in a 13-year career, weighed in only four pounds lighter than Harrison at 17st 9lb.
And he did his best to frustrate the Briton early on.
But Harrison began to make his superior reach and power and can reflect on a competent display, having paced the fight well and finished strongly.
"I've had all the criticism, taken it and I am on track to achieve what I want to achieve," said Harrison afterwards.
"The guy has never been stopped and I felt good in there. Mention any of the
best heavyweight prospects in the world and I have got to be up there with
"I thought this was my hardest fight to date, but I caught him with some good shots, especially in the third and then in the sixth round.
"He was just one of those guys you can keep hitting and he will stay there for ever. He was very durable."