French southpaw Frank Horta forced late substitute Dean Byrne to retire in the eighth round of their main event bout at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester on Friday night.
Horta had been scheduled to face unbeaten welterweight prospect Frankie Gavin but Gavin surprisingly pulled with less than 24 hours to before the fight.
Other results from Manchester
light middleweight Alexey Ribchev w pts 6 Matthew Hall
super featherweight Mark Evans w pts 4 Dan Naylor
lightweight Kirk Goodings w pts 4 Robin Deakin
light welterweight Liam Taylor w pts 4Johnny Greaves
Also on Friday night, local Cruiserweight Shane McPhilbin out-pointed Simion Cover over six rounds at the Clifton Leisure Centre in Nottingham.
Light-heavyweight James Tucker w tko 2 Jonjo Finnegan
light middleweight Terry Maughan w pts 6 Andy Hardy
light middleweight Nathan McIntosh w pts 6 Billy
super bantamweight Lee Wood w pts 6 Chuck Jones
light heavyweight James Tucker w tko 2 Jonjo Finnegan