Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer ~ Boxing live
Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer ~ Boxing live

The second time is expected to be the charm when unbeaten middleweight champions Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer square off on April 13, 2019 to crown an undisputed queen at 160 pounds.

WATCH LIVE : Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer live

The bout, which will air live on Showtime (9 p.m. ET) from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is considered by many to be the most significant event in women’s boxing history. Originally scheduled for last November, the fight was postponed when Hammer pulled out due to a now-resolved medical issue.

Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer ~ Boxing live
Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer ~ Boxing live

The SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will feature a long-awaited unification in what is arguably the most significant event in women’s boxing history. In addition to world titles from all four sanctioning bodies, this fight will be for the Ring Magazine Women’s Middleweight Championship, the first time a Ring divisional title has been at stake in a women’s boxing match.

WATCH LIVE : Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer live

Also on Tuesday, SHOWTIME Sports announced that it will chronicle the buildup to Shields vs. Hammer with a two-part digital installment of the Sports Emmy® Award winning programing ALL ACCESS. ALL ACCESS: SHIELDS vs. HAMMER will premiere on March 29 with the second installment on April 5 on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page.