Tom Zbikowski scored a first-round knockout over Blake Warner on Saturday night at WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Okla., to improve his record to 4-0. The Baltimore Ravens safety barely broke a sweat before registering a devastating right uppercut that sent Warner (1-3) flopping to the canvas, prompting Vic Drakulich to end the fight, BoxingScene.com reported.
Zbikowski told the site before the fight that he was gunning for a knockout, hoping "to be a polished performer" against Warner.
"I want to be the slick boxer that I am, but a lot of these opponents just come out swinging for the fences," he said.
The 5-foot-11, 215-pound cruiserweight scored a unanimous decision over Caleb "True Grit" Grummet on March 26 in Atlantic City, N.J., after a pair of first-round technical knockouts in his first two bouts.
Zbikowski said his brief stay in Thackerville kept him focused leading up to his fourth fight.
"I'm sleeping as much as I can," he said before the bout. "There's not much out here. But I like the venue that we're fighting in. ... I think that there will be a nice crowd there."
The crowd was less enamored with Zbikowski than at previous bouts, with Warner hailing from Oklahoma City, but onlookers barely had a chance to make a difference, with the fight lasting just 2:20.
Zbikowski is scheduled to fight in Cabazon, Calif., on May 21, and again on June 4 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The three-year NFL veteran has yet to sign his contract with the Ravens as a restricted free agent, and could become an unrestricted free agent in 2012, depending on the new collective bargaining agreement.