It was an easy win for Quigley in the end.
Jason Quigley took his professional record to 12-0 on the Hopkins-Smith undercard last night with a first round win over Jorge Melendez in Inglewood, California.
Melendez came into this fight having won 30 of his previous 38 fights while Quigley's last outing was a unanimous decision win over James De La Rosa in Las Vegas in May.
Quigley dropped Melendez twice before the Puerto Rican's corner threw in the towel after he fell a third time, almost two and a half minutes into the first round.
The fight could possibly have been stopped earlier than that, such was the extent of Quigley's dominance.
'El Animal' is right! On fire @jay_quigley 🔥— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) December 18, 2016
Just watch @jay_quigley take a step up in class and destroy his opponent in the first round!!! Unreal, well done lad 👌🏼👊🏼🇮🇪— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) December 18, 2016