Is Shadasia Green the Next Women’s Undisputed Champion at 168?
With women’s boxing on the rise, there’s a lot to get excited about if you enjoy seeing the ladies lace up the gloves and do battle. While the women oftentimes go overlooked and under appreciated, there are many that find their way into the forefront of boxing fans’ minds. A case in point is unbeaten super middleweight prospect Shadasia Green (9-0, 8KOs).
Born in Patterson, New Jersey, Green made a name for herself by competing in the amateurs as a heavyweight. How she got into boxing was seemingly by accident. At the age of 15, she hit the boxing gym with the intention of improving her footwork at the advice of her high school basketball coach. Starring as an All-American hooper in high school, Green would earn an athletic scholarship to Old Dominion University. Her college career would play out there over four years.
TRANSITIONING TO BOXING
Exiting college, Shadasia Green began her amateur boxing career. She fought as a heavyweight on the USA women’s team that included Claressa Shields, Mikaela Mayer, and Marlen Esparza. She would win a silver medal after losing to Lazzat Kungeibayeva at the AIBA world boxing championships. Green would turn pro in January 2019, stopping Briana Kirkwood in two rounds. In her most recent fight, she stopped Angelica Lopez Flores in one round to win the vacant WBC silver super middleweight title.
The former college baller also gained notoriety for sparring with men. In particular, there was former two-time welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter, who she sparred with back in 2018.
At 32 years old, Green is older than your normal prospect. However, from watching her on tape, she seems to have the talent to become a world champion. Beyond her vicious punching power, she possesses an excellent jab, a well-rounded offensive game, good footwork, and overall good fundamentals. This is definitely someone to keep an eye on moving forward as she envisions herself becoming the 168-pound undisputed champion one day.
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By: Jerrell Fletcher