- Ekpo falls to German
Rio 2016 Olympian, Lawrence Okolie took just 20 seconds to score a knockout win on his professional debut.
The 24-year-old British cruiserweight caught compatriot Geoffrey Cave with two solid right hands.
The bout followed Anthony Crolla’s points defeat by Jorge Linares at Manchester Arena.
“Sorry to everyone that missed me fighting,” Okolie tweeted. “The good news is I won by KO in 20 seconds!! Bad news is I’m back in the cage for now.”
London-based Cave, 33, had now lost all three of his professional fights.
Okolie competed at heavyweight and lost to Cuban Erislandy Savon at the last-16 stage at the Rio Olympics.
He hoped to become a world champion within four years and was scheduled to fight on the undercard of Ricky Burns’ super-lightweight unification bout with Julius Indongo on 15 April.
Meanwhile, former Nigeria’s Olympics boxer, Isaac ‘Grenade’ Ekpo in the early hours of Sunday lost by unanimous decision to Germany’s Tyron Zeuge who defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Middleweight title at the MBS Arena in Postdam, Germany
The fight which started at 12.50am Nigerian time after some undercard bouts was stopped in the fifth round due to a cut above the eye of Zeuge.