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Claressa Shields-Christina Hammer: Stats & Stakes

by Cliff Rold - It’s not the biggest women’s fight of all time. Fans of a certain age remember Laila Ali and Jackie Frazier gracing the cover of TV Guide together when that was still a big deal. Consi...

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Hammer: I'm Stronger Now, Ready To Be Undisputed Champion

Christina Hammer has for years craved a showdown with Claressa Shields. It’s why she agreed to travel to the Flint, Mich. hometown of the two-time Olympic Gold medalist last June, with the two appeari...

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Shields: Some Say Women Should Box Naked; Isn't A Clown Show

NEW YORK – Claressa Shields takes offense to those that think sex should sell in women’s boxing. The unbeaten IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion cannot comprehend why some might find that narrative acc...

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Shields To Hammer's Supporters: Have Y’all Forgot Who I Am?

NEW YORK – The chip on Claressa Shields’ shoulder has helped put her in the appropriate, mean frame of mind mere hours before the biggest fight of her career. Like many male boxers, the IBF/WBA/WBC mi...

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Hammer: Shields is Beatable, I Already Won The Mental Battle

Olympic champion Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer will change the face of women's boxing, the German said in preparation of the biggest bout of her career. The 28-year-old Hammer, a multiple worl...

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Claressa Shields, Christina Hammer - Ready For Battle

Shields, Hammer Weights Photos Gallery - ATLANTIC CITY– Undefeated middleweight champions Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer went face-to-face one final time during a tension-filled official weigh-...

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Shields-Hammer Weigh-In Results From Atlantic City

Claressa Shields easily eliminated any lingering doubts Friday afternoon about being able to make 160 pounds. The IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion made weight without issue for her 160-pound title un...

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Hammer: Shields Fight Will Change Popularity Of Women's Boxing

NEW YORK – Christina Hammer doesn’t just view her fight against Claressa Shields as an opportunity to advance her own career. She sees their 10-round middleweight title unification fight as a chance t...

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Shields: Top Women Would Have More KOs With 3-Minute Rounds

Shields: Top Women Would Have More KOs With 3-Minute Rounds

By Keith Idec - NEW YORK – Claressa Shields was taken aback by what a WBC official stated during a press conference four months ago. He rationalized the supposed need for two-minute rounds in women’s ...

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Claressa Shields, Christina Hammer Meet Youth in A.C.

Claressa Shields, Christina Hammer Photos Gallery - Undefeated middleweight champions Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer spent the afternoon giving back to the Atlantic City community as they met w...

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Hearn Explains Why Shields vs. Hammer is Not Bigger With Fans

This Saturday night in Atlantic City, a major bout in women's boxing is taking place with undefeated middleweights Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer colliding to unify the entire division with the...

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Shields-Hammer: Female Referee, Two Female Judges Assigned

NEW YORK – The idea initially was to assign three female judges and a female referee to the Claressa Shields-Christina Hammer fight. When one of the fighters’ handlers objected to one of the three fem...

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Claressa Shields, Christina Hammer - Tense Face To Face

Shields, Hammer Press Conference Photos Gallery - Undefeated middleweight champions Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer went face-to-face in New York on Wednesday just three days before arguably the...

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Shields, Hammer Insist No Hard Feelings From Their Trash Talk

Whatever transpires this weekend, there has been plenty of entertainment value to be found in the buildup to the World middleweight championship showdown between Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer....

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Excitable 'Boss' Moss Revved Up About Shields-Hammer

Excitable 'Boss' Moss Revved Up About Shields-Hammer

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - When it comes to women’s boxing, Terri Moss is a champion. In multiple senses of the word. The Colorado-born Georgian went home with WIBA and WIBF world title belts following a w...

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Shields: I'm Just Ready To Beat Hammer, Shut Her Big Mouth

Claressa Shields had a lot to say in the months waiting for her rescheduled World middleweight championship clash with Christina Hammer to come to fruition. She also knew she had a lot to learn, wi...

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Shields: Hammer Will Have To Do Lot To Keep Me Off Of Her

Claressa Shields feels she has waited more than long enough for the opportunity to prove she is women’s boxing’s best middleweight. Shields’ showdown with Christina Hammer was postponed from November ...

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Shields Fights A Bigger Battle Than The One Against Hammer

Shields Fights A Bigger Battle Than The One Against Hammer

By Corey Erdman - Last Thursday, Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s basketball head coach Muffet McGraw held court at a press conference, fielding a few questions about her team’s upcoming games, but m...

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Shields: If I Was Man, I'd Probably Be One Of Most Famous Boxers

Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw wasn’t the only prominent sports figure that spoke out against gender inequality Thursday. On the same day McGraw made an impassioned plea during an i...

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The Women, Led By Claressa Shields, Have Earned Our Attention

The Women, Led By Claressa Shields, Have Earned Our Attention

By Michael Rosenthal - Lucia Rijker, arguably the greatest female boxer ever, was asked a generation ago how she felt about those who constantly questioned whether a women’s place was in a boxing ring...

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