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Claressa Shields headlines March 10th ShoBox card

Shields won gold at middleweight in both London and Rio.

Claressa Shields has been more or less unstoppable in the last five years, earning a pair of Olympic gold medals before winning her professional debut in November. Her momentum shows no signs of stopping, as she is set to become the first woman to headline a boxing card on a premium cable network this coming March. She will face former title challenger Szilvia Szabados in a six-round ShoBox main event.

Szabados (15-8, 6 KO) has crammed her 23-fight career into just three years. She faced reigning WBC Middleweight Champion Nikki Adler in 2015, losing a wide decision in the latter’s native Germany. Her five losses since have all come to current top-ten fighters from 147 to 160, including Noni Tenge and Mikaela Lauren.

Shields (1-0, 0 KO) will be returning to middleweight after debuting at 168.

It’s a good step up for Shields, who should rise to the top of her division before long. If anything interesting crops up on the undercard, we’ll let you know.

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