Anthony Joshua made it three wins in succession when beating Hrvoje Kisicek at York Hall
Last Updated: 15/11/13 12:54pm
Anthony Joshua lays into Hrvoje Kisicek prior to the stoppage
Anthony Joshua made it three wins in as many fights after stopping Hrvoje Kisicek of Croatia in the second round of their first at York Hall.
The Olympic champion once again looked a fine prospect when picking apart his opponent, who had taken young Hughie Fury six rounds earlier in the year.
Joshua dwarfed his opponent and his vicious jab was once again to the fore with Kisicek seemingly incapable of throwing anything with aggressive intent.
The Croat looked to keep on the move, lunging with an occasional left hook, but Joshua tagged him with a straight right hand and classy combination had him covering up on the ropes.
However, the north Londoner took his time, stepping back to allow himself to set his feet for another polished attack.
Kisicek survived to the bell but the end came midway through the second, when a quality left uppercut, right and left hook put the journeyman down for the first time.
He was up at the count of four but Joshua showed clinical finishing ability to rock his man again shortly after, and with Kisicek on the ropes taking some spitful blows the referee decided to call it off.
"I worked on a few things in there," he told Sky Sports. "He was cagey, awkward and durable.
"It's important to work on things in the gym and take that to the ring. I'll be in Manchester next weekend performing again and I need to be ready for that."