BURY's former world champion Scott Quigg returned to winning ways with a whirlwind stoppage in Boston on Saturday night against Mexican Mario Briones.

Seven months on from a bruising world title decision defeat to Oscar Valdez in Los Angeles, 30-year-old featherweight Quigg got back to his destructive best, recording a second-round finish of Mario Briones at the TD Garden.

Quigg shipped some punishment in an explosive, action-packed first round, but upped the gears in the next and a succession of crashing uppercuts soon had his Mexican opponent on the back-foot.

With Briones flagging on the ropes, Quigg unloaded a barrage of unanswered shots, several wide right hooks landing clean, forcing the referee to wave off the contest.

The stoppage was a 35th win of his professional career for Quigg who hopes to fight once more before the end of the year.