Boxing: Christina Hammer loses world title fight against Claressa Shields


Christina Hammer has lost the world championship against the two-time Olympic champion Claressa Shields. The 28-year-old defeated in Atlantic City (USA) Shields unanimously on points (92:98, 92:98, 92:98) and thus lost their world title. The 24-year-old American has all four important middleweight belts (WBA, IBF, WBC, WBO) and can call herself the undisputed world champion. The duel of the unrestrained female boxers was considered the biggest women's fight in boxing history.

Hammer had to accept the first defeat in the 26th professional fight. The seven centimeters larger German did not manage to put pressure on the American despite their range advantages. Shields was more aggressive, beating harder and landing far more goals.

"I did not find my way into the fight and could not bring my Jab as hoped," said Hammer, who has won five world titles in her boxing career. In the eighth round she had to take hit series and was struck. "Unfortunately I did not manage to beat her there k.o.", said the winner.

Shields is only since 2016 professional and now undefeated in nine fights. The American was an amateur boxer in 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion and twice world champion.


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