Shields landed 95 punches to 11 by Szabados. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP
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On a milestone night for female boxers, Claressa Shields gave herself rave reviews. Shields became the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable, stopping Szilvia Szabados in the fourth round Saturday night in their fight for the NABF middleweight championship on Showtime. Referee Harvey Dock stopped the fight 1:30 into the fourth, after Shields had landed a strong left-handed punch to the head of Szabados.Shields (2-0) controlled the fight from the outset in front of a boisterous crowd in her home state of Michigan.The venue held about 1,000 people, and the atmosphere was spirited, especially when Shields landed a couple solid right hands in the first round to take control.Shields attempted 56 power punches in the first round and landed 28 .Shields said confidently before this fight that she wouldn't need all six rounds to defeat Szabados, and that prediction turned out to be accurate.
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