TAUNTON'S Pawel August added another stoppage victory to his resume on Saturday night, halting German Aro Schwartz inside three rounds.

August, 27, boxing live on national television in his native Poland and on the big screen at Taunton's All Stars sports bar, impressed in a one sided display.

After an all-action opener that saw both fighters land scoring shots, August started to to showcase his skillset at the start of the second.

Boxing more patiently behind his jab, using feints to keep his opponent guessing, and better upper body movement and footwork to avoid attacks, August's created a decisive opening midway through the round.

The light heavyweight, who remains undefeated as a professional, backed his man up against the ropes and picked a precision body shot, sending Schwartz to the canvas.

August turned to the neutral corner and roared with delight. The German deserved credit for seeing out the round under heavy fire, soaking up several body shots.

But the writing was on the wall.

Schwartz winced and retreated to an unforgiving corner of ring after another stinging body shot landed on him in the third.

August, who has seven stoppages, didn't let his man for air as he unleashed a volley of shots to head and body. Schwartz wilted to the canvas but returned to his feet before the referee waved the contest off.

August has now had two fights in four months after over the year out of the ring and will be looking for a step up in competition next time out to ensure he's fully prepared for the big fights to come.

As he rises up the rankings his opponents will be smarter and the punches coming the other way will be heavier. Tougher tests lie ahead.

Words by Marc Gatford.