Fiery Claressa Shields prods cool Christina Hammer before blockbuster
Claressa Shields leaned with the the many bluster and braggadocio of an ascendant star fueled by boundless confidence. Christina Hammer sat back which has a bemused smile, a graphic of calm and self-assurance befitting a nine-year world champion who may have heard everthing before.
The most essential women’s boxing match in the generation or longer is back on, a scrumptious matchup between two of the world’s best fighters at any weight defined by fascinating contrasts in styles, temperaments and experience levels.
Claressa Shields: from Flint to Olympic gold – in pictures
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Shields, the two-times Olympic gold medalist through the America who’s collected three on the major world title belts at 160lbs in the last 250 days, and Hammer, the German