Larry Ekundayo was victorious on his return to the ring on Saturday night when he beat Frenchman Howard Cospolite on points.
'The Natural', who won Prizefighter in November on the back of just two professional fights, had Cospolite down in the second round of their eight-round contest at York Hall.
Cospolite (now 8-2-1) went in search of Ekundayo, who impressed with stylish combinations off the back foot while making his opponent miss with regularity.
The French journeyman had his moments but Nigeria-born Ekundayo impressed in the final session to seal victory 79-74 on the card of referee Richie Davies.
Ekundayo has been mourning the death of his grandmother, who brought him up when he arrived from Nigeria as a boy.
However, he is now likely to move quickly through the welterweight ranks after manager Spencer Fearon did a deal with Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn to appear on his shows.