WBC Super Flyweight Champion Cristian Mijares retained his bet for the third time with a stunning first round KO of challenger Franck Gorjux at the Autodrome de Go Karts in Cancun, Mexico.
31 year old Frenchman Gorjux came into the bout having faced only modest competition, which in no way prepared him to contend with the best super flyweight in the world.
Mijares was all over Gorjux the minute the bell sounded to begin the first round and it wasn't long before the Mexican southpaw had canvassed the challenger.
Gorjux beat the referee's count but was immediately swarmed by Mijares and had to be rescued at 2:11 of the first round.
Mijares last produced a first round stoppage in 2004 in defense of the Mexican title and this is only the second first round finishing of his ten year career.
The 26 year old from Gomez Palacio, Mexico hasn't lost in five years and sees his record to 33-3-2 (14), while Gorjux sees a six fight win streak crushed and drops to 16-8 (7).