Sunderland’s Josh Kelly produced a clinical display to stop Jose Luis Zuniga in two rounds on the undercard of Ryan Burtett’s IBF title defence in Belfast.

Kelly 23, a stand out amateur who went to Rio with team GB, extended his unblemished Pro record to 4-0 with what is becoming a trademark dazzling display.

The Sunderland lad known as ‘Pretty boy Kelly’ dominated from the first bell and it was always a case of when, not if he would get the stoppage against the typically game Mexican who had never been stopped in his two losses.

The referee stepped in arguably prematurely 1:41 minutes into the second round. Zuniga who had a record of 13-2-1 will be disappointed with the manner of the stoppage but it in all likelihood saved him from further punishment.

Kelly said: “I do think the stoppage was a bit sharp.”

The Sunderland man is now looking again to move up in class as his progress in the Pro ranks continues.

Eddie Hearn, Kelly’s promoter, said: “If you’re watching and you sit in the top 30 please get in touch it’s a lovely payday for Christmas.”

The Mexican represented a step up in opponent for Kelly, regardless Kelly dealt with him much like his previous three adversaries.

The first round set the tone, Kelly teeing off on the limited Zuniga with typical arrogance, arms by his sides throwing power punches in bunches, stumbling his opponent to the ropes right on the bell.

The second round started how the first finished, Kelly growing in confidence with no regard for what was coming back from Zuniga.

A barrage of punches followed and a left hook brought an end to proceedings as the referee jumped in with a somewhat controversial stoppage.

Kelly will be on the Haye vs Bellew undercard, December 17 at the o2 Arena.