KHALEEL Majid’s latest victory went exactly to plan according to his trainer and manager.

The 22-year-old from Heaton stopped Istvan Kovacs in the second round of their contest in Altrincham on Friday night.

It saw the super-lightweight make it five wins out of five as a professional with a first knockout, his previous four victories having come on points.

Cornerman Kieran Farrell spoke pre-fight about looking to get the stoppage box ticked and Majid did that in some style on the undercard of the Ultimate Boxxer show that was live on BT Sport.

“It’s what we went for and he did really well,” Farrell said.

“For a fighter of his size the punch variety and speed he showed was really good.

“It’s what we’d been working on and he really looked like the full package.

“It was his first knockout which was great because we’d been working on his punching power as well.”

Hungarian Kovacs has only won one of his 15 fights and Farrell is well aware that the level of opposition will need to be stepped up in the coming months.

The popular Manchester fight figure says that matching Bolton’s rising star is proving easier said than done, however, as his stock continues to rise.

“We know the opponent maybe wasn’t up to much but he’d had three or four pull-outs which is what we’re having to deal with,” said Farrell.

“I think people are doing their homework, watching some clips online and then thinking they’d rather not get in the ring with him.

“I wanted Khaleel to show he could get rid of these fighters and he did.”

Having been backed by around 400 fans at the Altrincham Ice Arena, Majid is set to get the chance to delight a home crowd in the new year with Farrell currently finalising plans for a show at the Whites Hotel, a venue that is no stranger to big fight nights with local boxers Jack Cullen and Jack Flatley among those to have starred there in recent months.

“He’s a got a big new year ahead of him,” said Farrell.

“I’m just sorting a show at the stadium but as I’ve said before there’s really no rush and I said it to him again the other night.

“You see kids rushing and there’s no need, it happened to me and I want to learn from my own mistakes.

“We’ll be taking the right fights at the right time.”

Having guided Majid to victory on Friday night Farrell’s busy weekend continued with professional and amateur shows on Saturday and Sunday respectively in the Lion of Vienna Suite at the University of Bolton Stadium.

“Saturday night’s show had everything,” he said after several North West prospects picked up impressive wins.

“Sunday was really, really good as well and there were some impressive fights.

“We had good crowds too over the two days. It’s been pretty hectic.”