Shields vs. Hammer contains two of those most consensus top-10 pound-for-pound fighters on the planet squaring off to summit only the 2nd undisputed champion in female Boxing history.The fight, originally scheduled for November 2018, was postponed because of now-resolved medical dilemma suffered by Hammer.
The winner of Shields vs. Hammer will unite Terrence Crawford, Jermain Taylor, Bernard Hopkins, Oleksandr Usyk and also women ’s welterweight Cecilia Braekhus since the sole fighters to own merged all four key world names in any weight category.
Shields vs. Hammer has been promoted by Salita Promotions.Ticket prices and on-sale date will probably be announced in a few days from Boardwalk Hall.
“I always search the greatest challenges and establish the highest goals.I would be ready like never before and can conquer Christina hammer-on April 1-3,” said Shields. ”nothing will prevent me from becoming funniest winner and continuing my journey carry women’s Boxing to never-before-seen heights.I desire to be the finest of all time and change the game indefinitely for many women in sports, and april-13 is an important step on that road to history. ”
“I have waited a long time for this particular time,” said Hammer. ”I’m bigger, stronger and much more capable than Claressa Shields.I’m unashamedly and have been a champion for over eight years.I could ’t even wait to show the world I am the greatest and undisputed middleweight champion of the earth. ”
“Claressa Shields is once-in-a-lifetime, although Christina Hammer is champion and an excellent fighter. Exactly the intense focus and determination that won five biggest titles, made her two Olympic gold medals, and got Claressa during life will take her. ”
Shields was the very 1st American boxer in history — male or female — to win successive gold medals. Shields moved down to middle weight on her behalf June 22 headliner on show time, beating Hanna Gabriels to win the IBF and WBA names and become a two-division champion in just her sixth expert contest.After Hammer was named WBC Champion at Recess as a result of her healthcare dilemma, Shields found the vacant WBC name last November with a unanimous decision over Hannah Rankin.She of late defended all three names in December against Femke Hermans.
Hammer, of Dortmund, Germany, has become the dominant force from the women’as winning the WBO name this season s middle weight division. Hammer forced four guards as champion and became champion with a unanimous decision over WBC titlist Kali Reis in 20-16. Across 16 world title fights, Hammer has lost only a handful of rounds in her eight years as champion. Hammer, that also models professionally and was recently featured at Fashion Week in New York City, made her U.S. introduction on June 22 after campaigning mostly in Germany since turning pro in 2009. After being made to withdraw from the November unification because of this health issue, Hammer acquired a non-title fight via instant round knockout Saturday at Germany.
The undercard for its SHOWTIME Boxing: SPECIAL EDITION telecast is likely to probably be announced in the forthcoming weeks.