Undercard action on Saturday, April 13 in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City may incorporate an intriguing line up, for example many women’s featherweight world title match up and unbeaten prospects stepping from the ring, even leading up to the SHOWTIME BOXING: special-edition tripleheader headlined by the Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer show down for the undisputed 160-pound world-championship.
The undercard line up is highlighted by unbeaten Russian Elena Gradinar (9-0, two KOs) vying for her first world title when she chooses on former two time title challenger Brenda Karen Carabajal (15-4-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant IBF Featherweight World Championship.
“Women’s boxing is undergoing monumental growth throughout the world so that as part of the early night, we wanted to showcase high gift in fights that are significant,” said Dmitriy Salita, President of Salita Promotions. “I’m thrilled to feature just two top contenders fighting for the vacant IBF Featherweight World Title because highly-regarded and unbeaten Russian boxer Elena Gradinar and longtime Argentinian contender Karen Carbajal will combat to become champion. Top-to-bottom, April 13 will be a memorable night for boxing fans across the universe. ”
Tickets for the last event, that is promoted by Salita Promotions, are priced at $150, $100, $55 and $35 and are available today. Tickets can be bought through Ticketmaster and in boardwalkhall.com.
The action may even consist of former title challenger Samuel Peter (37-6, 30 KOs) accepting Mexico’s Mario Heredia (15-6-1, 13 KOs) in a eight-round match up and Jesse Angel Hernandez (12-2, 7 KOs) of Fort Worth, Texas stepping into an eight round super bantamweight contest against New Jersey’s Edgar Joe Cortes (6-4-1). Flint, Michigan-native Darrion Lawson will look for his second pro triumph in as many conflicts once he encounters Saul Almeida in a super middleweight bout.
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ABOUT SHIELDS vs. HAMMER
Shields vs. Hammer will pit undefeated middleweight world champions Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer against each other in a battle to crown the undisputed 160-pound world champion, in what is potentially the most critical females ’s boxing event in history. Even the co-feature will pit Jermaine Franklin taking on Rydell Booker in a thrilling 10-round heavy weight bout and in the telecast opener, heavy-weights Otto wall in and also Nick Kisner will combat in 10-round battle. The SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION Triple-header will air live on SHOWTIME in 9 p.m. ET/PT from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.