On Saturday, one of the bigger women’s boxing matches in a very long time will take place, as Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer finally meet in the headlining bout of a Showtime boxing card. Shields will be defending her WBA, WBC and IBF titles, while Hammer is putting up her WBO strap. The vacant The Ring middleweight title will also be up for grabs.
How to watch Shields vs. Hammer
Date: Saturday, April 13
Location: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J.
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Showtime Anytime
After a standoutOlympic career, Shields has gone on to become the most popular women’s boxer in the United States, and one of the most well-known in the world. She is 8-0 as a professional and has wasted no time adding titles to augment her already impressive list of accomplishments.
Hammer is also undefeated and she’s had far more pro bouts. At 24-0 with 11 KOs, Hammer is the more established boxer. That said, Shields is seen as a special talent who is expected to win, but most acknowledge Hammer should be her toughest opponent.