Tommy Welch is eyeing a title fight in 2024 after his quickfire demolition job at the York Hall.

The Brighton boxer scored a straightforward first-round knockout against a Colombian opponent who came out swinging.

Welch had Brayan Santander down twice inside two minutes to delight his supporters and take his professional record to 14-0-0.

As a spectacle, it did not give the neutral observers much to get their teeth into and the winner himself admitted he would have liked to get more rounds under his belt.

But there was no doubting the explosive nature of his finish - or his intent for the coming months.

The contest was at Bridgerweight but Welch also has his sights on a return to the heavyweight division.

His win on the London Calling bill came on a busy night of boxing which saw Laurence Okolie became a two-weight world champion as he stopped Lukasz Rozanski in Poland, also in the opening round.

Welch would love to be moving in those circles before too long.

Speaking after his win over Santander, he said: “He wanted a little fight and it suited me more.

“He gritted his teeth at me and I thought, ‘This geezer wants to fight’ and that’s all I know.

“I want to get busy. I want to keep building.

“I’m just trying to stay as humble as possible.

“Straight back into camp working on things and looking to push on.

“The Okolie fight is on tonight, that’s for a title.

“I want to get in that mix so I would like a title by the end of the year, definitely.

“I’m taking scalps at Bridgerweight at the moment. I’ll look at the heavyweights after but, for now, I want to push on.

“I want to keep building, one fight at a time.”

Welch was helped and supported by his dad Scott, who himself has enjoyed success at the Bethnal Green venue.

Tommy added: “I don’t have him in my corner. He is in the ring with me at the same time. We walk in there together.

“This man has been there and done it. He boxed here three times.

“Between us, that’s three knockouts in this place now.

“This place is jumping. We love York Hall.”

The travelling fans from Sussex did not get a lot of action for their money but enjoyed the night and made themselves heard.

Tommy said: “I want to say a massive thank you to everybody who turned out tonight, who showed me a lot of love and support.

“It really means something to all of us fighters how much you go above and beyond to support us.

“Without you, there would be no us.”

Scott Welch sees continued Bridgerweight progress as the immediate goal, followed by a crack at the heavyweights.

The Welch camp will keep an eye on next month's heavyweight battle between Johnny Fisher and Alen Babic at the Copper Box.

Scott said of his son: “He does things slightly differently to me but he is the same specimen and he can fight, he can box.

“He is looking for a couple of bodies in this division.

“Let’s just take what we can get in this division so then we are ready for the heavyweights.

“Johnny Fisher, Babic, That’s who we want.

“We are waiting for them.”