GLENDALE, Arizona – One of the few finishers in women’s boxing stopped another opponent Saturday night. Undefeated Shadasia Green battered Ogleidis Suarez to her head and body until Suarez’s corner men determined that she shouldn’t take any more punishment following the fifth round of their eight-round super middleweight match on the Jake Paul-Anderson Silva undercard at Desert Diamond Arena.
The 33-year-old Green, of Paterson, New Jersey, improved to 11-0 and recorded her 10th knockout. The former Old Dominion University point guard became just the second opponent and the first in 12 years to stop Venezuela’s Suarez (30-5-1, 14 KOs) inside the distance.
Green’s power began to take its toll on Suarez in the fifth round.
Green caught Suarez with two hard body punches during the final 20 seconds of the fifth round. Suarez held Green to keep her from landing more punishing shots before the bell sounded for what emerged as the final round of their bout.
Green’s right uppercut caught Suarez with just under 10 seconds remaining in the fourth round.
Green drilled Suarez with a right hand to the side of her head with about 30 seconds to go in the third round. Another right hand by Green connected with just under 10 seconds on the clock in the third round.
An aggressive Green pressed the action again throughout the second round, when Suarez’s punches had little effect on her.
A left hook by Green made Suarez move away from her approximately 40 seconds into the opening round. Green continued to land power punches that caused Suarez to retreat in the first round.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.