Sam Noakes is still a knockout every time out.

The 25-year-old knockout artist from Maidstone, Kent delivered a statement-making fourth-round knockout of Scotland’s Calvin McCord. Noakes floored McCord four times, all in the deciding round as referee Victor Loughlin halted the onslaught at 2:14 of round four in their battle of unbeaten lightweights Saturday evening on BT Sport and ESPN+ from The O2 in London.

An aggressive pace was forced by Noakes, whose constant pressure and clean punching left McCord with reddening around his left eye. All was not lost for McCord, who used his jab to establish his desired distance in effectively boxing in the opening round.

Noakes quickly closed the gap in round two, pinning McCord along the ropes and connecting with a long right hand upstairs. McCord was able to wiggle out of harm’s way, landing a combination later in the round but with the minimal impact suggestive of his modest knockout rate (two stoppages in twelve prior contests). Noakes connected with an uppercut in the closing seconds of the frame.

The foundation for a brutal finish was applied in round three. Noakes made the ring a much smaller place, allowing the English knockout artist to establish his body attack. It paved the way for all four knockdowns in round four. McCann was forced to a knee after taking a right hand downstairs, wincing in pain as he concentrated on the issued mandatory eight count before rising to his feet.

Noakes continued to focus on the body, of the realization that he’d slowly beaten the fight out of McCord. A combination to the midsection doubled over the Scotsman to produce the second knockdown. McCord once again beat the count as he did with the third knockdown midway through the round. A right uppercut by Noakes produced the fourth knockdown, with Loughlin issuing a final eight count before stopping the bout.

The win makes it a perfect ten out of ten for Noakes (10-0, 10KOs), while McCord suffers his first defeat in falling to 12-1 (2KOs).

Headlining the show, Zach Parker (22-0, 16KOs) and John Ryder (31-5, 17KOs) meet in an all-British super middleweight matchup with the division’s vacant interim WBO title at stake.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox