This past Saturday, Kal Yafai claimed the vacant British super-flyweight title with a unanimous points victory over an outclassed Jason Cunningham in Birmingham.
Despite a significant height disadvantage, Yafai asserted his superiority from the first bell and even began showboating midway through the fight as he easily extended his unbeaten record to 17-0 with scores of 119-108, 120-107, 120-107.
The 26-year-old was never required to produce his best, his most eye-catching moments coming when he staggered Cunningham with a double left hook in the fifth and then knocked down his overwhelmed opponent with a scuffed left to the back of the head in the sixth.
Yafai now wants to step up to world level and has identified Japan's Kohei Kono, the WBA super-flyweight champion, as a potential target.
He said: "First of all, you've got to give it up to Jason Cunningham. He's tough and he took everything. I thought I had him gone but he took it all. He's a really tough kid. I was dominant all the way through. He didn't really want to mix it up with me.
"[I want to] get the right fight at the right time. I watched the fight last night for the WBA title between Kono and [Koki] Kameda. Kono won, retained his WBA title. Maybe that is something we can look at down the line - bring him over here from Japan and take his title off him."