Junto Nakatani scored a brutal one-punch KO of Andrew Moloney to win the vacant WBO super-flyweight world title on Saturday night.
The Japanese star became a two-weight world champion on the undercard of Devin Haney vs Vasyl Lomachenko in Las Vegas.
Nakatani previously won the WBO belt at flyweight in 2020 and has since moved up in weight.
By doing so as the unbeaten champion, he automatically became mandatory for a shot at the belt which was vacated by Kazuto Ioka earlier this year.
Moloney was assigned as his opponent and went into the bout with great confidence following his twin brother Jason Moloney’s victory to win the WBO bantamweight world champion last week.
However, it was not to be for Andrew, despite a valiant effort.
The Australian was ultimately floored in round 11 before being brutally finished with a one-punch KO in the final round.
Ringside footage shows just how ruthless the knockout was.
It rendered Moloney unconscious, but thankfully he was up walking and talking not long later.
Regardless, he headed to hospital for precautionary checks after the fight.
25-year-old Nakatani has now built a record of 25-0 (19 KOs) and will no doubt be a feared man in the super-flyweight ranks.