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Biography And Interesting Fact About Christina Hammer


Biography And Interesting Fact About Christina Hammer

Christina Hammer was born in 16 August 1990, is a Kazakhstani-German boxer. As a professional, she is a multiple-time world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBO female middleweight title from 2010 to 2019, becoming the youngest boxer in history to win a WBO title. Previously she held the WBC female middleweight title between 2016 and 2018, and the WBO female super-middleweight title in 2013. She also challenged once for the WBO female light-middleweight title in 2014 and once for the undisputed female middleweight championship against Claressa Shields in 2019. In February 2021, she returned to the amateur ranks with the intention of competing at the Tokyo Olympics.

Since Hammer’s victory against Zita Zatyko, she has earned Fighter of the Year by the WBF and WBO; she was awarded BDB’s Female Boxer of the Year; and the WBO awarded her with the WBO Diamond Ring for exceptional performance. As of February 2019, Hammer is ranked as the world’s second best active female middleweight by The Ring and BoxRec, and the seventh best active female, pound-for-pound, by ESPN. As of May 2021, Hammer is ranked as the second best active super middleweight in the world by Lineal Boxing Champion, and number one with BoxRec.

Hammer is known for her patient and methodical boxing style, wearing her opponents down with jabs and increasingly aggressive follow-up rights.

Christina Hammer was born 16 August 1990 in Nowodolinka, Kazakh SSR, before emigrating with her parents to Sontra, Germany in 1991. Her parents left Kazakhstan as they saw a better future for the whole family in Germany, with the quality of education and quality of life, while Hammer spoke of being raised to never give up. She developed a passion for sports through football, running, swimming, and at the age of 13, she was introduced to boxing after her uncles allowed her to accompany them to boxing gyms. She trained in Eschwege under Robert Staar, while going on to become a junior champion three years later. At the age of 18, Hammer was discovered by her coach and trainer, Dimitri Kirnos, to which she stated: “Although I grew up in a small town, at age 18 I decided to become a professional boxer and moved away from home Of course, it was not easy at first, but I knew I could do it if I pulled it off.” When Hammer was growing up, she admired Gennady Golovkin and Wladimir Klitschko as athletes, while stating she too admired “strong women like Jennifer Lopez who built their own empire”.

Hammer competed for Eschwege Boxing Club at a number of German tournaments, in which she defeated the 2007 German junior champion, receiving a unanimous victory over former German champion Manon Rohrbach at 63 kg, and winning the International German Junior Championships in Berlin by defeating Madelyn Cibis (BC Oberhavel) RSC–1 at 75 kg. In August 2008, she went to Eichstätt in which she competed in the German Women’s Championships, where she won silver after defeating Silke Huenecke 28–7 and Janine Hoffmann 19–12, however, once proceeding to the final she lost by one point against Nikolina Orlovic 13–14. She finished her amateur career with a record of 22 wins and 1 loss.