Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer unify the middleweight division tonight on Showtime.
Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer are set for one of the bigger events in women’s boxing history, as the two titleholders meet to fully unify the middleweight division in tonight’s Showtime main event.
The Showtime broadcast begins at 9:10 pm ET, with prelim fights streaming on Facebook FightNight Live starting at 6 pm ET.
Shields (8-0, 2 KO) has dominated thus far as a pro, picking up right where she left off as a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the amateur ranks. Hammer (24-0, 11 KO) is definitely her most significant test to date, though, and has held her WBO title since 2011.
The Showtime portion of the event will also feature a pair of heavyweight fights. Jermaine Franklin (17-0, 13 KO) will face Rydell Booker (25-1, 12 KO) in one, while Otto Wallin (20-0, 13 KO) takes on Nick Kisner (21-4-1, 6 KO) in the other.
Wil Esco will be on the call this evening.
Here’s what will be on the Facebook prelim show, featuring another women’s world title fight:
- Elena Gradinar (9-0, 2 KO) vs Brenda Karen Carabajal (15-4-1, 9 KO), featherweights, 10 rounds
- Ja’Rico O’Quinn (11-0-1, 8 KO) vs Vicente Alfaro Martinez (9-4, 3 KO), super flyweights, 8 rounds
- Samuel Peter (37-6, 30 KO) vs Mario Heredia (15-6-1, 13 KO), heavyweights, 8 rounds
- Jesse Angel Hernandez (12-2, 7 KO) vs Marcus Bates (8-1-1, 7 KO), super bantamweights, 8 rounds
- Isiah Seldon (12-2-1, 4 KO) vs Bryan Goldsby (5-9, 0 KO), middleweights, 6 rounds