Claressa Shields dominates Nikki Adler to capture her first world title
Published August 4, 2017
DETROIT - Former two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (4-0, 2 KO) strikes gold once again as she captures the WBC super middleweight title and the vacant IBF title with a dominating performance over Nikki Adler (16-1, 9 KO) of Germany.
Front the opening bell, Shields came out and pressed the action landing sharp combinations leaving Adler with no answers. The fight was stopped in the fifth round after Shields landed a big left hook followed by a barrage of punches which prompted the referee to step in and call a halt to the action.
Shields landed 136 out of 340 punches thrown, a 40% connect rate. Her opponent Nikki Adler managed to land a mere 6 out of 84 punches over the course of four rounds, a 7% connect percentage.
It'll be interesting to see who Shields is matched up with next as the field of potential opponents is limited in her weight class. One potential fight is with current unified middleweight champion Christina Hammer (21-0, 9 KOs) who was in attendance to watch Sheilds performance.
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