Boxing history was made Saturday night at the Dartmouth Sportsplex as hometown favourite Tyson Cave beat Walter Rojas of Argentina in less than two rounds to claim the World Boxing Union super bantamweight title.

Cave, 34, is the first Nova Scotia-born boxer to win a world title on home soil. 

Rojas was a late fill-in for Mexico's Jesus Rios, who was unable to get a visa.

Rojas had won 24 of his previous 32 fights, but lost his last two by technical knockout.

Cave is not the first Nova Scotian-born boxer to win a world title. George Dixon has that honour after being crowned world bantamweight champion in 1888.