Tyson Fury has taken out the British and European heavyweight titles with a hard-fought win over Dereck Chisora, who retired in the 10th round.
Fury was in control of the fight from the second round, when he switched to a southpaw stance, and Chisora struggled to match up with his opposition before pulling out in what quickly became a one-sided contest.
Fury called on a number of targets to fight after winning the match-up, singling out Wladimir Klitschko, who hasn't been beaten in nine years. He told reporters: "Which other heavyweight in the world can box southpaw against a world-class fighter like Dereck, a fighter who will give any other heavyweight a tough fight? I'm very proud of my performance.
"And these belts are coming home to Manchester. Klitschko, I'm coming. No surrender. I'm the Gypsy Warrior!"
Hi promoter Mick Hennessey added: "Tyson's mandatory now for the heavyweight world title.
"Wladimir Klitschko's being allowed one more fight in March or April, then it'll be purse bids, then the fight's on. It'll be June to September. The big fight is on, and Klitschko has to just take it and not swerve it."
In the undercard Billy Joe Saunders beat Chris Eubank Jnr on a split points decision and the preceding match-up provided a great deal of entertainment for the 20,000 sell-out crowd, with Chrisora and Fury proving to be much more of a mismatched fight.