It’s fight week leading into Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer’s undisputed middleweight title unification. And in anticipation of the bout Showtime Sports has released its second episode of All Access, covering the build-up to the fight.
In this latest episode covering the behind-the-scenes action, we start of with Shields training out of the USA Boxing Gym in Colorado Springs.
“To me this is like War City. This is where I got prepared for both my Olympics,” Shields explained. “Everybody wanna be a champion, but don’t nobody wanna work for nothing. You can’t be like me if you don’t work. Hammer out there snowboarding — what the fuck is that gon’ do?! Nothing!”
Shortly after we segue into Hammer’s training camp in Seefeld, Austria, where Hammer does some light shadowboxing before going for a run in the cold weather.
“When I train I have only one goal and one vision, and that’s dance with a champion,” Hammer says. We got up to the mountains and train three times a day, and it’s very, very tough.”
Some time later we revisit Shields’ camp where she talks about how Hammer has been on her radar since she was an amateur, while trainer John David Jackson discusses the improvements he’s trying to make in Shields’ game.
Check out the full installment from Showtime above!