Henry Turner kept hold of his fringe world ranking belt with a dominant display.

The 22-year-old Londoner is now in double figures as a professional and still has the WBC International Silver title in the super-lightweight division after stopping Zeus de Armas inside seven rounds.

The fight, which took place at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London and was screened exclusively live on BT Sport, formed part of the supporting cast to heavyweight David Adeleye’s vacant WBO European title clash against fellow undefeated puncher Dmytro Bezus.

Turner started the fight sharply and was quickly in the ascendency as he scored a knockdown in the third round.

A second knockdown came after a solid right hook to the body in the fourth, with the Canary Islands-based opponent looking to be on borrowed time, before, right on cue, another body shot came in in the seventh round and the referee, Mark Lyson, from Liverpool, called a halt to proceedings.

“It was a great performance and I’m just learning my craft every day in the gym,” said Turner, who trains in the iBox Gym in Bromley. “I caught him with some great shots but then I hurt my back hand and had to use my other hand.

“I’m still young, I’m still only 22 and when I turned professional, I was a baby. I’m starting to mature now and I’m getting my power behind my shots and it’s showing because you can’t really get the stoppages when you’re young because there is less maturity.”

Meanwhile, Chris Bourke overcame a first round full of adversity to get back to winning ways against Spanish-based Nicaraguan Darwin Martinez.

The Peacock Gym-trained fighter, who lost his unblemished ledger 11 months ago when he was on the wrong end of a unanimous decision against Marc Leach for the British super-bantamweight title, was tagged early on by the visitor in the clash that was scheduled for six rounds.

But after a torrid opener, Bourke dropped Martinez three times –– once in round two and twice in round three, all from body shots –– before the referee Lee Every had seen enough and ensured Millwall fan ‘Bourkey’ was back in the win column.

The fight was halted at two minutes and 53 seconds of the third round and Bourke is now 11-1 with seven quick and intends to move down to bantamweight going forward.

Carl Fail moved to 8-0 with a six-round points win over Serge Ambomo, the Cameroon-born 36-year-old who is a former Olympian, and Aloys Youmbi took less than a minute to dispatch of the challenge of Jiri Krejci, from Czech Republic, to improve to 3-1 at the age of 19.

And the show was kicked off by Adan Mohammed as, away from the bright lights of the TV coverage, he continued his apprenticeship to move to eight fights unbeaten with a straightforward 60-54 win over Francisco Rodriguez.