On Friday, March 10, 2017, two-time Olympic gold medal winner, Claressa “T-Rex” Shields (2-0, 1 KO) added NABF champion to her list of accomplishments.
“I’m glad everyone came. I took advantage of this great opportunity once again,” exclaimed an excited Shields in her post-fight interview with Showtime’s Steve Farhood.
Shields spent the better part of four rounds cracking her tough-as-nails opponent, Szilvia Szabados (15-9, 6 KOs), with flush shots.
In Round 4, after Shields landed yet another clean blow to the head that wobbled Szabados, referee Harvey Dock jumped in to call a halt to the bout.
“It was about respect. I wanted to go out there and show I had power and I wasn’t scared of her. I knew she was tough coming in. That’s why I started going to the body. I was going to get the clean shot in one round and she was going to go, but the ref stopped it in the fourth. A knock out is a knockout. It was exciting,” said Sheilds.
With only two professional fights under her belt, Shields seems poised to be a superstar for a sport that is slowly, but surely, taking off in the United States.
— RoundByRoundBoxing (@RBRBoxing) March 11, 2017