Former European and Commonwealth Bantamweight champion, Rendall Munroe returned to the ring for the first time since losing to Scott Quigg in November of last year.
The ’Boxing Binman’ dispatched Hungarian Journeyman Laszlo Fekete in the first round with an eye catching left hook.
The Leicestershire man, boxing in front of home crowd, weighed in at 133.25 pounds, some two divisions north of where he previously operated. However, the decision to box up at lightweight was a calculated one;
"I don’t think people realise how much power I have," he said. "I think making 8st 10lb meant that I couldn’t always show it.
"But I sat down with (conditioning coach) Hardip Singh when said I was going to fight again, and we talked about me putting on weight and how I would go with that."
Trainer Mike Shinfield will look to get his charge back in the ring as soon as possible as having only completed just under two minutes competitive boxing in 6 months, Munroe will need some more rounds under his belt before he is ready to ight for a domestic title at Lightweight.