Boston boxer Callum Johnson took less than two minutes to beat his opponent in his return to the ring last night (Saturday).
Johnson – fighting on the undercard of Anthony Crolla’s WBA World lightweight title defence against Ismael Barroso at the Manchester Arena – faced up against Richard Horton.
The night was an emotional one for the 30-year-old, who lost his mentor and dad Paul earlier this year.
However, he secured a first round stoppage against Horton, with a 14-0 technical knockout.
Johnson’s fans and supporters took to social media to support the boxer and offer their congratulations last night.
James Rivett (@goldenrivett76) tweeted: “Well done @CallumTheOne proud of you tonight mate! Let’s get a belt #Theone #BestinBritain #Machine”
Whitty(@lswhitty_lee) said: “@CallumTheOne go do it bro for you you’re dad and lincolnshire ❤️#feelingproud”
Paul Anderson (@P18NDO) said: “@CallumTheOne mate massive congratulations tonight well done. Your old man will have been watching and I’m sure he’s so proud of you.”
Shane Wilcock (@Dagenham5) tweeted: “@EddieHearn Time to get @CallumTheOne on the main card 14-0.. Proud to say I’m from the same small town as this guy.. #futurechamp
Callum himself tweeted: “Massive thanks to every1 for all the messages they all mean the world to me and I read them all very tough and emotional for me 2night.”
He then went on to thank his team mates and manager at Gallagher’s Gym, who had a ‘clean sweep’ of five out of five wins at the event.
The win means the light heavyweight has now won all 14 of his pro bouts.