Shadasia Green Wins Female Prospect Of The Year For 2022
New Jersey’s own Shadasia “The Sweet Terminator” Green (11-0, 10KO) is one of many female fighters who “fall between the cracks” in the vast sport of boxing. This should change heading into 2023 as the power-puncher has developed enough intrigue for 3kingsboxing.com to name her the 2022 Female Prospect of the Year!
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WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?
Fighting in a very limited female version of the super middleweight division, it can be easy to go unnoticed. Especially since the global attention of women’s boxing as a whole just started to increase over the last few years. However, the former McDonald’s All-American basketball star and 2016 AIBA silver medalist has managed to overcome the “women don’t get enough knockouts” stigma that has driven fans away from women’s boxing for years. She has amassed a 90% knockout rate which includes fighting only two-minute rounds!
Additionally, she had two ten-rounders scheduled in 2022, but neither fighter made it passed the third round. Green’s lone decision victory was a six-rounder. However, had the fight been scheduled for eight rounds, she may have a perfect knockout percentage.
Green has good boxing I.Q. for a late-bloomer. She possesses good counter punching ability and walks down her opponents behind power in both hands similar to former multi-division champ Ann Wolfe.
SHE DIDN’T FIGHT ANYONE THOUGH…RIGHT?
Wrong! Sure, when she turned pro in 2019, she was in a “builders” phase until 2021. However, in 2022 Green had three outings with a combined opponent record of 51-8-1. Two of those victories were against opponents that helped catapult her up the rankings.
To start 2022, she stopped then-undefeated Mexican contender Angelica Flores. Pundits familiar with women’s boxing understand Mexico and Argentina have a strong foothold. Therefore, going into enemy territory and dispatching Flores in one round was a big eye-opener.
Two fights later, Green ran over what was supposed to be a stiff test for her in former world title challenger Ogleidis Suarez. The Colombian had only been knocked out once in four loses which took place twelve years prior. Against Green, she didn’t last five full rounds!
To underground fans, Green has taken on the tag of a “boogeywoman”. This because some of the more known names from the middleweight to light heavyweight divisions refuse to acknowledge her existence, although, she has made several call-outs in the recent past.
Nevertheless, she will get her chance to shine on an even bigger stage. She is expected to face-off against former unified champion Elin Cederroos to kickoff her 2023 campaign. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for information on this heavy-handed contender going into the new year!
By: EJ Williams