HEREFORD professional boxer Dean Evans produced a brilliant performance in Slough on Saturday night to secure a second round round technical knock-out.

Evans, who fought Chris Sanigar trained Ricky O'Brien, turned on the style and stopped his opponent 20 seconds at the end of the second session.

Reading based O'Brien, who trains with world champions Lee Selby and Lee Haskins at Sanigar's Bristol gym, was deemed to be one of deans biggest tests to date.

Former ABA semi-finalist O'Brien started strongly and fired some stiff jabs which forced Evans to go on the back foot.

Boxers then started finding their range mid-way through the round and with O'Brien trying to work close in throwing right hooks, Evans' neat movement kept him out of trouble.

In the closing seconds of the round, Evans caught his man with a straight right hand that shook the Reading boxer.

The second round saw Evans fighting on the front foot and he took the fight to O'Brien with his accurate combinations starting to wear his opponent down.

A short right hand blow opened up a cut above the left eye of O'Brien and with 20 seconds of the round remaining, Evans rocked O'Brien with a four-punch combination, followed by a big right hand which saw the referee step in to halt the contest.

Evans, who trains at Hereford Boxing Academy on Widemarsh Common is next in action this Saturday when he will be fighting on Eddie Hearns' Matchroom on Sky TV in Sheffield.