On April 13th, two of the best boxers in the world will square off, as undefeated world champion’s Christina Hammer and Claressa Shields face off at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Hammer and Shields were initially set to face off in 2018, but an unknown medical issue of Hammer’s would postpone plans for their unification showdown.
The German fighter was the first German fighter since Max Schmeling to successfully defend their title in the United States, when she defeated Tori Nelson in June on the undercard of Shield’s successful win over Hanna Gabriel to win the WBA and IBF middleweight titles.
In a video Hammer posted to YouTube, she expressed her excitement for what could be the biggest fight in women’s boxing in recent memory.
“I’m looking forward to fighting Claressa in the U.S.,” said Hammer in the video.
“This fight against Claressa is the biggest fight there is. It’s the biggest fight in the history of female boxing. It’s a game changer. I’m doing everything I can in this training camp to beat her. Claressa’s fight against Hanna Gabriel showed that she is beatable. I’m going to do the job better than Gabriel.”