BRADFORD boxer Amin Jahanzeb pulled off a sensational fifth round stoppage to defeat his Nicaraguan opponent, Moises Mojica, in Rotherham.

It means he has now made it five wins from five as a professional boxer. Jahanzeb admitted it was a tactic to take the fight deep, hurting his opponent early before going in for the finish late on.

It was an emotional occasion for Jahanzeb, who paid tribute to the late matriarch of the gym he boxes out of.

After Saturday's fight at the Magna Centre, he said: "First things first, (I want to say) rest in peace to Dot Cariss. She was the queen of my amateur boxing gym, Karmand Boxing Club.

"This win was for her and to put into play everything I've learned from a young teen to now."

Speaking about Saturday's fight and the lead up to it, Jahanzeb said: "I have been asking for good tests against winning opponents and my new manager Stefy Bull delivered, alongside my trainer Haroon Headley, who has put loads of good work in with me leading up to this fight.

"We knew it wasn't going to be a walk in the park but we made it look like it was. He (Mojica) was heavy handed, as his record shows, and unpredictable at times, which makes a fighter dangerous.

"But that's what you have to face if you want to become a world champion."

He added: "I would also like thank all my fans who travelled to the Magna Centre in Rotherham to support me. It was an absolutely amazing and electric crowd. A massive thank you to all my sponsors, as without your support this wouldn't be possible.

"The crowd loved every single minute of the fight, especially when I hurt him multiple times. But I didn't stop him early as I wanted to get the later rounds in then go for the finish.

"It played out exactly how I wanted it to and we got a stoppage in the fifth round.

"I want to thank my coaches Mohammed Ali and Dave Cariss for playing a big part in my boxing career from the amateurs to the professional ranks and each and every person who attended and tuned in because without the support, the journey would be even more difficult.

"I'm looking forward to the next fight."