James DeGale made short work of Cristian Sanavia in Denmark on Saturday to retain his European super-middleweight title.
The Londoner boxed well in the opening three rounds as he displayed an array of counter punches, with his hand speed causing the challenger problems throughout.
In the fourth round DeGale stepped up a gear and was able to knock his opponent to the canvas on four occasions as he used a series of uppercuts and hurtful body shots.
After the fourth knockdown the referee decided to step in and stop the contest as DeGale proved to have far too much for Sanavia who only landed one troubling shot in the second round.
DeGale did well to keep his opponent at arms length throughout the bout and he will now look to continue his progress and perhaps look for a deserved world title opportunity.
With George Groves being handed a world title chance against Robert Steiglitz, it seems DeGale is now not too far behind the only man that has beaten him as a professional.