Shields vs Hammer Boxing will take place Saturday, April 13.The 10-round bout will take place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Shields vs Hammer fight will air live on Showtime (9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT).The second time is expected to be the charm when unbeaten middleweight champions Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer square off on April 13 to crown an undisputed queen at 160 pounds.
The bout, which will air live on Showtime (9 p.m. ET) from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is considered by many to be the most significant event in women’s boxing history. Originally scheduled for last November, the fight was postponed when Hammer pulled out due to a now-resolved medical issue.
Shields vs Hammer Fight Card
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April 13 Atlantic City, N.J. (Showtime)
- Title fight: Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer, 10 rounds, IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO women’s middleweight unification
- Jermaine Franklin vs. Rydell Booker, 10 rounds, heavyweights
- Otto Wallin vs. Nick Kisner, 10 rounds, heavyweights
Shields vs Hammer Fight date, time, price, how to watch, live stream
Shields owns the WBC, WBA, and IBF world title belts at 160 pounds, and Hammer is the WBO titleholder. The winner of the fight will join Jermain Taylor, Bernard Hopkins, Terence Crawford and Oleksandr Usyk, and Cecilia Braekhus as the only fighters to have unified all four major world titles in any weight class.
The 23-year-old Shields (8-0, 2 knockouts), who resides in Flint, Michigan, successfully defended all three belts in her last fight on Dec. 8, winning a one-sided decision over Femke Hermans of Belgium in Carson, California.
Hammer (24-0, 11 KOs), who is also originally from Kazakhstan and now resides in Dortmund, Germany, has held the WBO title since 2010.
The 28-year-old Hammer will be fighting for the second time in the U.S. and believes her experience will overcome Shields’ youth and athleticism.
Shields (8-0, 2 KOs) and Hammer (24-0, 11 KOs) are two of the top-10 pound-for-pound fighters in the world. They’ll be fighting to become the second undisputed champion in women’s boxing history, meaning the winner will hold all four major world titles in the middleweight division.
The fight between Shields and Hammer has been in the works for the last several weeks. The fight became official after Hammer stopped Elene Sikmashvili in round two this past Saturday night in Berlin, Germany.