Competing under the aegis of a new promoter in Hope and Glory Boxing, in association with the World Boxing Council (WBC), the 35-year-old Akhil got the better of Momba in the very first round of what was to be a six-round super lightweight (63.5kg) contest.
The former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist left his rival with a bloodied face, forcing an early end to the proceedings.
Also winning on the six-bout fight-card tonight was Beijing Olympics quarterfinalist Jitender Kumar (lightweight, 61.2kg).
He got the better of Georgian Dato Nanava. Jitender was also competing in just his second professional bout and maintained his unbeaten record.
In the WBC title fight, India's Brijesh Kumar Meena notched up a over Dennis Padua of Philippines, defeating him in the eighth round.
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