States debut beckons for KO king Junaid Bostan
Even before he entered the ring, he had been bending promoter Eddie Hearn's ear about a place on the bill at the Desert Diamond Arena, Arizona, on December 16.
That's where gym mate Sunny Edwards (IBF champ) will take on Jesse Rodriguez (WBO) in a flyweight unification blockbuster.
Ambitious Bostan, a Matchroom fighter, 'qualified' to appear on that show for his first international mission after Saturday's TKO stoppage of super-welterweight Corey McCulloch in the sixth round.
Bostan unloaded a barrage of accurate head shots on McCullough, eight years his elder.The underdog Scot's legs were buckling and he put up no argument when ref Michael Alexander stepped in to protect him from more punishment.
Afterwards, Bostan seemed disappointed with his performance. He appeared affronted that his face had been marked during the contest against an underdog rival who runs his own plumbing and heating company.
But Bostan later told the Advertiser: "After re-watching it again I was too harsh on myself, I am very happy with how it went. I am a perfectionist and self-critical, and I think that is a good trait.
"I'm not going to lie, I wanted the flat line, one-punch knockout and I kept thinking it was going to come.
"I rocked him many times and had him on jelly legs, but I half took a back step out because I wanted that one shot.
"Then came the realisation I was in round six, there were just two left, and can't keep looking for it or I'll just win on points. So I decided to pick my shots and seal the job.”
Bostan said McCulloch’s was quite disfigured after the bout. "Bless him, he was barely recognisable in the hotel afterward. He is a good family man and I wish him the best."
The Rotherham fighter has trained and sparred across the Atlantic and would use "every trick in the book” to meet the challenge.
"I am delighted to get out for my American debut and hopefully more opportunities will arrive," he added.