It was announced that Super middleweight champ Nikki Adler (16-0-9K) flew nearly 1300 miles to defend her title against Flint, Michigan’s rapidly improving Claressa Shields (3-0-1K). If this is the best they have in Germany, at this weight, PLEASE don’t send anyone else to the states for a fight.. Shields was so dominant in her title winning effort that I felt sorry for Adler. She was pitiful AND pathetic. I don’t think she landed ONE clean punch on the poised, powerful Shields. Shields tried to beat the corn rolls off Nikki’s head. Left hooks, right hands, stiff, fast jabs, poor Nikki received an ass whippin’ that will last her ‘til she gets back to Hamburg or Humbug or wherever she’s from. Adler was wobbled on a few occasions as the relentless Shields bounced big shots off her hear on the regular. This is the third time I’ve seen Shields and she’s becoming more and more professional. Her peeps are to be commended AND she doesn’t seem as arrogant as she was before. I forget, she’s only 22.
After the WBC and IBF belts became her accessories, another German female champ, the unbeaten 21-0, Christina Hammer,when asked about Shields’ performance, the GEORGEOUS, Christina said, “it was a good fight, she beat Nikki but not a good fight for me, I beat them both”. Shields reacted immediately, saying, “you say that while you’re in a dress and I’m in (boxing) gear, put your gear on and I’ll kick your ass right now”. Christina said, “we’ll see in the ring”, to which Claressa agrred. Shields is nothing if not super confident. I’ve never seen Christina fight but the way Shields is coming along, it’s gonna’ be a shame seeing her beat the beauty right off Hammer’s face. This fight has to be called, Beauty and the Beast, Christina’s a real beauty but Shields is a real BEAST in the ring. Maybe the thoroughly beaten Adler can tell Christina what Shields is REALLY about, up close and personal. After the second round, Shield’s trainer said, “I don’t wanna say she’s a bum but she’s a BUM”. By the fourth round of this carnage, Adler’s nose was bleeding and there were tears in her eyes. At one point after a big combo, Shields open her arms, like, ‘c’mon girl, can’t you fight at ALL’?
In the semi, Texas’ Jesse (the one) Hernandez (8-1-1ND-6K showed unbeaten Vladimir Tykonov (15-0-9K) what the words ‘body punch’.mean. For five hurtful rounds, he punished Vladimir with hard rib shots and head-rattling right hands. It was said, Vladimir trained for weeks at Detroit’s famed Kronk gym. Well, whatever he learned, he forgot because he was no match for Hernandez. This was an impressive win fort the Texan, coming off a long layoff.