Omar Aguilar has long ago grown accustomed to enjoying an early night at the office.

Saturday evening was no exception as the unbeaten junior welterweight prospect needed just 0:55 to batter Dante ‘Crazy’ Jardón into submission, Saturday evening live on ESPN from the TV Azteca studio lot in Picasso’s hometown of Mexico City.

A barrage of punches prompted the stoppage, which was met with a mild protest by Jardón.

Aguilar was one of the last boxers to get in a fight prior to the start of the global coronavirus pandemic, knocking out David Alegria in just 0:34 on March 14 in Tijuana. His first fight back lasted barely any longer, this time coming without the benefit of fans in attendance with the current series in Mexico City taking place behind closed doors.

The lack of a vibrant atmosphere didn’t at all deter Aguilar from immediately finding his rhythm. The 21-year old rising prospect took the fight straight to Jardón, a former 130-pound title challenger who looked fleshy in his recent campaign as a junior welterweight. Once a lights-out puncher himself, the faded veteran lacked the skills and equalizer to keep his opponent at bay, which proved to be his undoing.

Aguilar (18-0, 17KOs) set up his finishing sequence courtesy of a straight right hand, which rocked Jardón (32-7, 23KOs). A barrage of punches had 32-year old in serious trouble, with a final left hook leaving him wobbled. It was enough to convince referee Cesar Castanon to halt the contest, much to Aguilar’s delight and Jardón’s dismay.

The win extends Aguilar’s knockout streak to seven in a row, all ending in three rounds or less. The free-swinging 140-pounder has now scored 12 1st round knockouts through just 18 pro starts.

The bout served in supporting capacity to the lightweight debut of reigning 130-pound titlist Miguel Berchelt (37-1, 33KOs), who faces Eleazar Valenzuela (21-13-4, 16KOs) in a 10-round bout.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox