Posted 27 February 2019 - 12:37 PM
She doesn't like her at all. They had that staged in-ring scuffle after one of Shield's fights. It was straight out of a D-rated action movie.
I wonder if race plays a part in the dislike? Hammer is tall white undefeated Champ. She gets love, especially overseas (Germany) while Shields is a black, undefeated, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, 4-belt Champion who hardly gets any love in the mainstream media here in the US.
Shields tweeted earlier about not being recognized as a top black female athlete. Popsugar.com had article about 27 top black female athletes in their Black History Month recognition and she was left off the list. Definitely rubbed her the wrong way. With 28 days in the month, you would think she could get that 28th spot. HELL, take LoLo Jones off. I like her, but she's famous for losing everytime she had a big opportunity. LOL!
Hammer will bring out the best in Shields and vice versa. Plus, two All-Access episodes on Showtime. This is gonna be must see TV. This fight, and the marketing will go a long way to increasing the public's interest in women's boxing.