NEW Addington star Gareth Gardner confirmed his status as the top dog at the Queensbury Boxing League after another emphatic victory.
Headlining the big night of championship action at the Epsom Downs Racecourse, the 30-year-old captured the vacant Queensbury middleweight title in front of the capacity crowd.
Gardner stopped West Yorkshire's former amateur champion Tommy "The Machine Gun" Marcon in the second round, unleashing a spiteful body shot that saw his opponent unable to beat the referee's count.
The win extended Gardner's unbeaten run on the show to eight straight victories since joining the promotion in 2012, and cemented his reputation as Queensbury's most prolific champion.
Talking shortly after being awarded the belt, Gardner said: "Tommy was a tough strong fighter who caught me with a couple of hurtful shots in the fight.
"But I felt really good in there and caught him with a lovely body shot that finished the fight.
"Normally I like to give the fans their money's worth and put on a show, but the finish came early tonight so I'm really happy to win another title and make history again.
"There are lots of fighters in the league and plenty more new ones coming in so the shows keep getting better and better, so we'll wait to see what's next for me.
"I'll be back out on November 22 defending one of my belts."
Gardner's victory will be shown on British Eurosport later this month.