By:Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA) Dr.Abbey ,Editor @ Large for World Liberty TV
Middleweight Champions Shields And Hammer To Unify In Arguably The Most Significant Women’s Boxing Event In History Saturday, April 13 Live on SHOWTIME® from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
CLARESSA SHIELDS, Unified Middleweight Champion & Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, CHRISTINA HAMMER, Unbeaten Middleweight World Champion ,DMITRIY SALITA, President of Salita Promotions, MARK TAFFET, Claressa Shields’ Manager and STEPHEN ESPINOZA, President Sports & Event.
Undefeated women’s middleweight world champions Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer will meet at a New York press conference to preview their showdown for the undisputed women’s middleweight world championship set to take place Saturday, April 13 live on SHOWTIME from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
The main event of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION features two of the consensus top-10 pound-for-pound fighters in the world squaring off to crown only the second undisputed champion in female boxing history.
Claressa Shields: is an American professional boxer. She is currently a unified world champion in two weight classes, having held the IBF female super middleweight title since 2017, the WBA and IBF female middleweight titles since June 2018, and the WBC female super middleweight title since November 2018; previously she held the WBC female super middleweight title from 2017 to 2018. Shields has held the Women Boxing Archive Network super middleweight title since January 2018.
As an amateur, Shields won a gold medal in the women’s middleweight division at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, making her the first American boxer—female or male—to win consecutive Olympic medals.
Shields was the youngest boxer at the February 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, winning the event in the 165 lb (75 kg) middleweight division.
In May, she qualified for the 2012 games, the first year in which women’s boxing was an Olympic event, and went on to become the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing.
In 2018, the Boxing Writers Association of America named her the Female Fighter of the Year.
Christina Hammer: Five times world boxing champion Christina Hammer started at age 15 with the sport of boxing. She was trained by Robert Staar. At the age of 16 she was German Junior Champion and soon joined the professional coach Dimitri Kirnos in Dortmund in the professional business.
On 12 September 2009 she started her professional career with a fight against Melisa Koktar. In 2010, she was, at age 20, the youngest WBO world champion, winning against Teresa Perozzi in Riesa. After her WBO title, Hammer won the WBF title on February 18, 2011 against Diana Kiss.
Hammer defended on 27 May 2011 the WBO WBF title against the Swede Maria Lindberg in 10 rounds.