After knocking out Nick Winstead on their undercard slate of Canelo Alvarez's title fight with Sergey Kovalev, Evan Holyfield showed the world that he's a topnotch talent.

The 22-year-old son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield won his first match as a pro in just 16 seconds, bombarding his opponent with several haymakers.

The young Holyfield went out with a bang, landing several shots on Winstead's body before tumbling down the canvass.

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Evander Holyfield's son is on a fast start after getting his first TKO, 16-seconds into the first round. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Despite a controversial stoppage by referee, Robert Hoyle, Holyfield undoubtedly inherited his father's physical attributes. The six-foot-two middleweight fighter has the speed and power to shake up the division.

His father, Evander, is no stranger to the world of boxing. The 57-year-old pugilist was a four-time heavyweight champ and defeated champions like Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, James "Buster" Douglas and Michael Moorer.

However, Evan had set his eyes on his legendary career. A path that started when he announced that he was going pro a couple of months ago after an 80-bout amateur career.

His trainer, Maurice "Termite" Watkins believes that the "kid can fight," adding that "you want a guy [Holyfield] that's got, heart." Evan, despite his frame, is quick on his feet and has that one-punch knockout power, a fact that was evident in his first win as a pro.

Watkins also said that he has good instincts to avoid punches; "he is ever boxing trainer's dream." Main Events, a promotional company that usually does not represent fighters without professional experience, made an exception for Evan.

Kathy Duva, president of Main Events, said that they "rarely sign pro debut fighters." She added that Evander's son is a "student of the game," adding that [Evan] already has "ring intelligence... he is truly a super athlete."

Evan is keen on the progress that he needs to make, but said that his team is "going to take it one day at a time and reach our goal of becoming a champion."