Liam Taylor returned to the ring in style on Saturday as he picked up a first round knockout victory over Tommy Broadbent.

The fight took place on a Black Flash Promotions show at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, with Taylor (23-1-1, 11 KOs) wasting no time whatsoever, flying out of the traps and landing great shots on Broadbent.

A crippling body shot sent Broadbent to the canvas towards the end of round one, and while he was able to get back to his feet, another crushing body shot followed moments later, with Broadbent unable to recover, giving Taylor a brilliant stoppage victory.

It has seen him continue his fantastic form as of late, with his previous bout last August resulting in a win against previously unbeaten Darren Tetley in what was a fight of the year contender.

Some huge fights could now be on the horizon for Taylor, with him potentially in line to take on European welterweight champion David Avanesyan later this year.

IN OTHER NEWS: MTK Global have announced a managerial deal with two-time national amateur champion Arnold Obodai ahead of his plans to turn professional.

Sport has been a key part of Obodai's life from a young age, playing basketball in the United States before turning to boxing when he returned to the UK at the age of 19.

Representing Repton ABC, Obodai won two national titles, and is now ready to make the transition from amateur into the paid ranks.

The London boxer recently signed a promotional deal with Queensberry Promotions too, and he is extremely pleased to be teaming up with MTK Global.

Obodai said: "I’m very excited about being managed by MTK Global. I know how well they look after their boxers and I’m glad to be a part of that. I’ve got a great team around me.

"MTK Global have some great champions and having a good management team around you is a contribution to success I believe. It’s a team effort although it’s you in the ring.

"I’m a two-time national champion, I won one in 91+kg category and under 91kg category, and now I want to reach the top and become a world champion.

"I want to have fun doing what I do in the process, but it's one step at a time though. Fans can expect excitement from me!"