Macarthur boxer Tommy Browne bid farewell to his Australian fighting career in style on Sunday.
Browne secured a third round knockout win against highly credited fighter Ebenezer Lamptey, of Ghana, at K-Ranch Arena.
It was Browne’s last bout on Australian soil before he makes a permanent move overseas.
Browne said it was “fantastic” to defeat Lamptey by knockout.
“I hit him in the third round with a four-punch combination which hurt him,” he said.
“I then did 20 punches in succession before the referee called off the fight so it was a technical knockout.
“He [Lamptey] was not throwing any punches back, he was not trying to fight back by that stage.
“It was a good send off for me [to fighting in Australia].”
Browne’s bout headlined the “Last Stand: Sons of Macarthur” event at K-Ranch Arena on Sunday.
It was a Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO), Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) and World Boxing Foundation (WBF) super welterweight world title fight that was scheduled to last 12 rounds.
The win means Browne received UBO, UBF and WBF world title belts.
Browne said it was great reward after he had prepared well for the bout.
“We knew from doing our homework that Lamptey had a high percentage of knockout wins,” he said.
“I knew he would come out fast but after the first round, it felt like I had his measure.
“I was faster and I was punching stronger. It was a fantastic result, a lot easier than going for 12 rounds.”
Browne said he had prepared well for the fight at his gym, Grange High Performance in Smeaton Grange.
“We had a 11-week training camp plan but I particularly knuckled down in the last five weeks,” he said.
Browne said he would now take two weeks off from training and would weigh up his next move.
"WBF has offered to set up a fight for me in England to defend that belt,” he said.
“I am also focused on getting a major fight in Las Vegas.
“I'd like to have another fight before the end of the year. I want to keep busy while things are going well.”