Emiliano Vargas wasn’t about to let his older brothers steal his thunder.

The eight-time national champion and youngest son of former middleweight champion Fernando Vargas made short work of Mark Salgado, stopping the 23-year-old San Jose native in the opening round of their scheduled four-round lightweight contest on the Sergey Kovalev-Tervel Pulev Trillerverz undercard at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.

Earlier in the night, Vargas’ older brothers, 25-year-old Fernando Vargas Jr. and 21-year-old Amado Vargas, both picked up wins, with Fernando earning a first-round stoppage of Terrance Jarmon and Amado a four-round decision over Anel Dudo.

But it was the youngest of the three brothers who put on arguably the most electrifying performance.

Vargas, 18, battered Salgado, dropping him once, before another onslaught forced referee Jose Cobian to stop the bout.

The official time was 2:09.

Vargas came out with mean intentions at the bell. Barely 30 seconds into the opening round, Vargas connected on a furious left hook, a shot that he would uncork repeatedly and land with great impact throughout the round.

Vargas followed up with another flurry and then connected with a left hook that dropped Salgado to the canvas.

Vargas refrained from immediately pouncing on Salgado once the latter got back on his feet – but not for long. Vargas then landed another pair of left hooks that pushed Salgado into the corner. Vargas then bludgeoned Salgado with a left hook-straight right combo.

Vargas followed up with a clean 1-2-1 combo that had Salgado’s head rocking back and forth. Another flurry convinced referee Cobian that there was no point in letting the fight go on.

“The Vargas dynasty is here to stay,” a confident Vargas, flanked by his father and trainer, said in the post-fight interview. “135 division, watch out for me.”