Aberdeen’s Lee McAllister has secured the WBO Inter-Continental title with a second round stoppage… in Ghana.
The 39-year-old stopped Nigerian Olaide Fijabi in two minutes 49 seconds of round two at the Boxom Boxing Arena, Accra.
McAllister sent Fijabi to the canvas early in the second round with a right jab to his temple.
The 36-year-old former Nigerian champion survived the count.
However, soon after, McAllister dropped him again with a right hook to the head followed up by a right body shot.
Although Fijabi got back to his feet, the referee stopped the contest.
The WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title has previously been held by Kell Brook and Frankie Gavin.
Prior to facing McAllister for the WBO Inter-Continental belt, Fijabi boasted a pro record of 16 wins, eight by knock-out.
He had suffered just one loss, which was to undefeated American Montana Love (16 wins, no losses, one draw) in June last year.
Fijabi is a former African Boxing Union super-lightweight champion.
McAllister’s second belt in Ghana
It is the second time McAllister has fought in Accra, having won the Ghanaian title there in March last year.
He secured that title with a third round stoppage of home fighter Korley Collison.
Multiple belt and weight division champion McAllister was eligible to fight for the Ghanaian title as he has citizenship in the African nation due to charity work.