This Saturday, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Christina Hammer will fight Claressa Shields to unify the Female Middleweight Championship and categorically prove who has the zest to be the best.
Tickets for the event promoted by Salita Promotions, have a price in dollars of $ 150, $ 100, $ 55 and $ 35 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster and boardwalkhall.com
Hammer shared some aspects about this mega event, which will be broadcast live on the SHOWTIME® network.
How excited are you to fight in the United States?
Christina Hammer: “I’m very excited because it’s a very big fight,. I cannot wait to get into the ring and offer a great fight.”
What does this fight mean to you?
“This will be the biggest women’s fight in history. We are both champions. She won Olympic gold medals, so with all that combined, it will be an excellent match for our sport.”
What do you need to do to win?
“I’ve been a champion for a long time and I know what to do in the ring. I know I have the skills to beat her! I have to do a great job, my goal is to defeat her.”
What do you think of Claressa inside and outside the ring?
“Claressa has obviously accomplished a lot in the Olympics. This is a big step for her and I think it will be a challenge for her, as a person. But she is my opponent,…that’s all.”
Can you describe your fighting style and what fans can expect on April 13?
“I am tall for my division, so I will use my reach, I have a great footwork, technique and power. And I want to show all those skills. vI’m going to show that Christina Hammer is a great champion.”
Is there anyone in the history of boxing that you would have liked to face?
“Laila Ali was a great champion and I would have loved to face her at her very best.”
Do you see women’s boxing as a rising sport?
“Yes, it has really grown in recent years, there are more fights on the big platforms for us and I think this is just the beginning.”
Would you recommend other women to get into boxing?
“Boxing is a great sport, you acquire technique, intelligence and it makes you feel surer of yourself. It`s the best training and I suggest it to everyone as a sport”.