Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer are finally set to fight, as the two middleweight titleholders will unify the division on April 13, live on Showtime.
The fight will take place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Shields (8-0, 2 KO) has the IBF, WBA, and WBC titles, while Hammer (24-0, 11 KO) holds the WBO title, and is also recognized as WBC champion in recess.
“I always seek the biggest challenges and set the highest goals. I will be ready like never before and will defeat Christina Hammer on April 13,” said Shields. “Nothing will stop me from becoming undisputed champion and continuing my journey to carry women’s boxing to never-before-seen heights. I want to be the greatest of all time and change the game forever for all women in sports, and April 13 is an important step on that road to history.”
“I have waited a long time for this moment,” said Hammer. “I am bigger, stronger and more experienced than Claressa Shields. I am undefeated and have been a champion for over eight years. I can’t wait to show the world that I am the best and undisputed middleweight champion of the world.”
No undercard has yet been announced for the show, but that will be put together in the coming weeks.