On Friday October 21 at the Brandenburg Halle in Frankfurt, Germany, undefeated WBF Women’s Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer (10-0, 7 KOs) will defend her title against American Vashon Living (5-1, 1 KO).
In what will be Hammer’s second defense of the WBF title, the pair will square off on a show promoted by Ulf Steinforth of SES Boxing and televised live in Germany by Sport1.
21-year-old Hammer, born in Kazakhstan but now a German citizen hailing from Magdeburg, captured the WBF title with a seventh round stoppage of Hungarian Diana Kiss in February, and successfully defended it with a unanimous decision over WIBA Light Middleweight Champion Maria Lindberg from Sweden this past May.
Prior to winning the WBF title, Hammer had picked up the vacant WBO crown in October 2010 by beating Teresa Perozzi from Bermuda. That belt will also be on the line in Frankfurt.
Vashon “Lady V” Living will enter her first World Championship fight against Hammer, and she will do so as the underdog. After a stellar amateur career, the 30-year-old from Houston, Texas unexpectedly lost her professional debut in 2005 and didn’t fight again until 2009.
However, she has gone undefeated in her comeback, racking up five straight victories to line up the big opportunity in Germany, and has reportedly looked sharper and more focused than ever in training.
Living is trained by Aaron Navarro at the Main Street Boxing Gym in downtown Houston, and promoted by former heavyweight contender Lou Savarese, so she has a strong team behind her in her quest to become a world champion in her first attempt.