Amir Khan hailed Joe Calzaghes stunning super-middleweight world title unification victory over Jeff Lacy as an inspiration.
Olympic silver medallist Khan is the brightest young star in British boxing and hopes to become a world champion by the age of 21.
The 19-year-old was ringside to witness Welshman Calzaghe emphatically win his career-defining fight by completely outclassing highly-rated American Lacy, 28, to take a unanimous points decision.
Calzaghes victory will go down as one of the most memorable performances in recent years and Khan joined the 33-year-old champions compatriot, cruiserweight Enzo Maccarinelli, in describing the win as one of the best they have witnessed.
Bolton light-welterweight Khan told PA Sport at ringside: It was one of the best fights Ive seen for a long time.
Thats definitely a fight I can take inspiration from. Just by watching it Ill learn a lot. It was a brilliant fight.
He (Calzaghe) was just too quick for him, he was beating him to every punch. His speed was there, his stamina was there and his fitness was perfect.
He just kept catching Lacy and I think after the second round it was thats it, Lacy didnt know what to do.
He tried to put the pressure on Calzaghe but he wasnt going to catch him.
I knew Lacy would keep going forward and was strong enough but Calzaghe put in one of the best performances of his career and you cant take anything away from him, Khan said.
Lacy is a great boxer but Calzaghe was too good. It was a brilliant performance.
Swansea cruiserweight Maccarinelli made up for the disappointment of missing out on a shot at Johnny Nelsons world title by edging a thriller against Yorkshireman Mark Hobson on the main support.
But the 25-year-old was happy to let his fellow Welsh-Italian take the limelight.
It was the performance of a lifetime, absolutely unbelievable, Maccarinelli told PA Sport.
We all knew he could do it. He had some doubters but tonight hes proved hes the number one in the world.
To be honest I never expected it to be that easy for him. He was pure class - 10 out of 10, he said.
For a unification fight it was pretty one-sided. It was one of the best performances Ive ever seen from any fighter. It was absolutely phenomenal. He took him apart.
Wales is definitely a proud place today.
Calzaghe is likely to move up to the light-heavyweight division but one of his super-middleweight rivals, Danish WBA champion Mikkel Kessler, would love to have a shot at the newly-crowned undisputed champion.
It was a great performance by Joe. It was beautiful.
I would fight Calzaghe at distance and never let him come inside. I hope to settle business with Calzaghe first (before he moves up in weight).
I would move up to light-heavyweight to fight him.
Would I chase him? Yes, of course.