Meanwhile, the five fights on the undercard preceding the main event will be broadcast live on Facebook.
Originally in the calendar for November 2018, the fight had to be postponed after Hammer pulled out due to an injury.
Shields, the betting favourite at 1/4 (Hammer can be found at 3/1), is equally methodical in her approach to each contest with three of her last fight bouts ending in shut-out victories.
"I feel very good and I am here to win it", she said in a telephone interview from NY.
"Afterwards fans will be more informed about women's boxing", she said. "I respect every person and every person with a family", said Hammer adamantly. It's not a game to me. Im going to let her know she wont control this fight in any aspect. We work hard, [but] we get less money and less recognition. I don't get mad when it goes into that because, I'm going to be honest, I don't think "The Hammer" is that good looking of a girl. "I studied sports science". She's the woman who by force of personality has squeezed her way into the conversation. They never got to have a fight as big as this one. Well, I don't want to be your God damn friend anyway. I want to put on a show. I love talking trash, that comes natural. I'm in the best shape ever heading into the biggest fight of my career.
Im not scared of her one bit. This is her time to say it to my face.
Christina Hammer: We just did the staredown. On paper once again, I'm supposed to lose.
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Christina Hammer, middle, and Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam, left, greet children after her workout in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, April 11, 2019.
"I'm emotionless in the ring, because it's my job". But I have done everything to bring it to her and break her down round-by-round. "The people want to see a great fight". A real champion fights everyone, all over the world. I've given everything for that goal. Hammer has been a boxing champion for over eight years. This is a great match to show that.
Hammer, who at 5-feet-11 is three inches taller, is known as a patient fighter and is expected to play the counterpuncher. All of the talk is over. It was a long time ago and I learned a lot from this fight. "We're doing it because it's a really good fight". I could never dream of making it here. I read about it, but it wasn't attainable.
"It's very important to make an impression". But it was very tough for me. Can you get a sense of anything out of that or do people make too much of those?
"I think it's normal", said Hammer. He likes to be a little cute in the ring and I think he'll try to be tricky early on. Christina Hammer is really good, too. I think I'll know what to do to stay focus. I'd always tell him that I'm better than him.
"This promotion has lived up to the expectations". We all know it.
For whatever reason, women's boxing hasn't resonated in the United States despite the presence of a slew of elite fighters. I dont even feel like theres a fight; I feel very calm and I always fight better when I feel this way. Hammer is a longtime world champion and a dominant force in the middleweight division.
In comparison, Hammer, who was born in Kazakhstan but represents Germany, last fought in June 2018, when she won a unanimous decision over Tori Nelson.More news: Georgetown University students vote on fee for slavery reparations
Claressa Shields Im very relaxed. "And we're gonna have a big 'ol fire on April 13".
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"I want to acknowledge Claressa and Christina, because it's easy to forget that this is a fight". They each want to win.
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming bout.
"I'm sure they're exhausted of talking at this point and just want to fight". Both women deserve a lot of credit for that. "I'm thankful that I listened to her".
The unifying world middleweight fight between two-time American 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 co-feature will pit Jermaine Franklin taking on Rydell Booker in a thrilling 10-round heavyweight bout and in the telecast opener, heavyweights Otto Wallin and Nick Kisner will battle in 10-round clash.
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