GUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- Laila Ali bloodied Kristia King's face with a series of punches and stopped her in the fourth round today to remain undefeated in six fights.
Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, outclassed King, a prison guard and SWAT team member who was making only her second appearance in the ring. She had won her only previous fight.
The referee stopped the bout 37 seconds into the fourth round.
''I did it for you, Dad,'' Ali said.
''I did good. I'm happy with my performance.''
Earlier, Montell Griffin won a unanimous 12-round decision over Jose Luis Rivera in a lightweight match.
In a scene that was highly unusual for mainland China, Rivera stepped into the ring to the sound of gospel music and wearing trunks that had the name Jesus written in English in front and Chinese in back.
''The guy was tough,'' Griffin said. ''He came to fight. I gave him every punch in the book. After a while, I got tired of hitting him. He showed a heck of a heart.''
The card at Tianhe's Sporting Center complex was unusual in China and a stark contrast between East and West. The rounds were announced by young Chinese women wearing short dresses with sponsor labels from the American beer maker Pabst Blue Ribbon.
''This is more than a prize fight,'' U.S. boxing commentator Col. Bob Sheridan said. ''This is a cultural exchange.''
But not many local Chinese took the opportunity to see the fights live. There were more empty seats than spectators.
The main attraction was the appearance by Ali.
''She's beautiful,'' a front row spectator said.
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