Showing posts with label women's boxing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label women's boxing. Show all posts

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Claressa Shields beats Christina Hammer and unifies women's middleweight titles

24 year-old Flint Michigan native, Claressa Shields made women's boxing history at the Adrian Phillips Theater at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Shields dominated Christina Hammer en-route to a unanimous decision to claim the undisputed women's middleweight world championship.

Two judges scored the bout 98-91, both giving Shields a 10-8 score in the eighth round, even without a knockdown, because she was dominant. One judge had it 98-92 for Shields.

Shields, making her third defense, dominated on the scorecards and in the CompuBox statistics, as she landed 112 of 387 shots (29 percent). Hammer landed just 49 of 366 (13 percent). Shields outlanded Hammer 31-3 to the body.

"I am the greatest woman of all time," Shields said. "I did it. She didn't win a round. I almost knocked her ass out. I swear, I feel like I'm dreaming right now. Thanks to Christina Hammer and her team. They said she had a hard jab, and they weren't lying. Her jab is off the chain."