Morecambe boxer Owen 'The Captain' Kirk suffered a setback when he was knocked out in the first round by a devastating body punch on Saturday.
Kirk was beaten by footballer-turned-boxer Paddy Lacey who landed a perfect left hook to the body after just one minute and 40 seconds of their bout at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
The finish was all the more shocking as middleweight Kirk had begun so sharply, boxing well behind the jab, landing an eye-catching combination and a clean right hand within the first minute.
Lacey landed a left hook to the head, but Kirk continued to score, even when he was backed into the corner, and was winning the round handily.
But then Lacey made that academic, as he got through with a sickening left underneath Owen's right elbow.
'The Captain' slumped to his knees, before rolling onto his back, unable to beat the 10 count.
WATCH Owen Kirk's shock first round defeat in full here, courtesy of Matchroom Boxing YouTube channel.
The Liverpudlian, who ironically made his debut against Morecambe when he played as a footballer for Accrington Stanley, moved to a perfect record of 10-0 with the victory.
Kirk's career record now stands at 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats.
'The Captain', who had sparred with Tommy Fury in preparation for the fight, was accompanied to the ring by local boxing trainer Bob Howard (pictured right, with Owen second right and Lacey next to him)
Bob had also been in the corner of Tommy, brother of Morecambe's world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, when he beat YouTube personality KSI in a much-hyped fight in Manchester on October 14.
The Kirk vs Lacey bout was on the undercard of top British light welterweight Jack Catterall's unanimous points victory over former world champion Jorge Linares, screened on the DAZN boxing platform as well as the Matchroom YouTube channel.