Kali Reis vs. Christina Hammer in Unification Clash plus female fight news
A battle of middleweight world titleholders takes place when WBO titlist Christina Hammer faces WBC titlist Kali Reis in a rematch that takes place in Germany.
Hammer (19-0, 9 Kos) hopes to repeat with another win but this time Reis (10-5-1, 4 Kos) has a title of her own when they meet in Munich on Saturday Nov. 5. Their first encounter was 18 months ago, but a lot has happened since then.
Reis, 30, has been busier with four fights since that day on May 2, 2015 when she lost to Hammer by unanimous decision. Now she has a world title of her own and a lot more experience with battles against super welterweight world champion Hanna Gabriel and another bruiser against Maricela Cornejo to win the title in New Zealand.
The Rhode Island prizefighter known as “KO Mequinonoag” has a burst of added energy.
“I feel great! It’s a rematch and I had her last time,” said Reis by message on Monday. “It’s the best fighting the best: number one and number two.”
Hammer, 26, fights out of Dortmund, Germany but is originally from Kazakhstan. She only had one fight since meeting Reis. It was a technical knockout victory over Hungary’s Melinda Lazar a 42-year-old out of Budapest.
These are exciting times for the middleweight division with two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields making her pro debut in a few week’s time. It adds spice and mystery to the 160-pounders. What effect will her abilities have in the professional ranks with no head gear allowed and the use of smaller ounce boxing gloves?
Shields has amassed many amateur fights including battles in Europe, Asia, and South America and has not lost in many years. It would not be a surprise to see the Flint, Michigan boxer matched against one of the current middleweight world champions in less than a year’s time. She has far more experience than most current professional middleweights. She also has a pro style. She doesn’t slap when she punches like most amateur boxers. She hits with full force just like the professionals.
Hammer and Reis both have power and skill and can knock an opponent out. This fight should be much more competitive than their first encounter.
“It’s a great unification fight for women’s boxing,” said Reis who leaves for Germany on Tuesday Nov. 1.
Female Fight News
On Friday Nov. 4, in Buenos Aires, super lightweights Adela Peralta (8-0) and Ana Esteche (11-4-3) meet in a unification bout for the WBO, IBF and WBA super lightweight world titles in a bout set for 10 rounds. Peralta, 29, holds the IBF and WBO belts. Esteche, 26, holds the WBA title.
On Friday Nov. 4, in Inriville, super bantamweights Cristina Pacheco (8-9-2) and Marta Juncos (5-23-4) meet in a six round contest.
On Friday Nov. 4, in Malvern, Victoria, super welterweights Pania Marshall (2-0) and Petchsaifah Sor Sommai (0-0) meet in an eight round contest.
On Saturday Nov. 5, in Sarajevo, welterweights Merima Basic (0-0) and Consalata Musanga (3-1-2) meet in a 10 round contest. Musanga is from Kenya.
On Sunday Nov.6, in Zhengzou, flyweights Liang Xiu Li (1-0) and Fu Yang Yang (0-0) meet in a six round bout set at three-minute rounds.
Enis Pacheco (16-4-2) beat Glenis Cardona (2-11-2) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds on Saturday Oct. 29, to win the super lightweight contest. The fight took place in Galapa, Colombia. On the same card, Olga Julio (24-16-2) and Esmailen Colina (1-0-2) fought to a draw after six rounds in their bantamweight match. Plus, Diana Ayala (20-12-4) knocked out Jenifer Perez (0-14) in the second round of their super featherweight fight.
Licia Boudersa (6-1-1) knocked out Sandra Zekic (2-10) in the fourth round of their lightweight match on Saturday Oct. 29. The fight was held in Nord, France. Boudersa, 24, fights out of Nord. Zekic, 35, fights out of Serbia.
On Friday Nov. 4, in Douai, Nord, super bantamweights Segolene Lefebvre 5-0) and Gabriella Mezei (7-6-2) meet in a 10 round match. Lefebvre, 23, fights out of Nord. Mezei is 22 and from Romania.
Prisca Vicot (6-3) defeated Zsofia Bedo (19-39-1) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds in their lightweight contest on Saturday Oct. 29. The fight took place in Dettenheim. Vicot, 40, fights out of Germany. Bedo, 29, fights out of Hungary.
On Saturday Nov. 5, in Potsdam, Brandenburg, WBO, GBU and WIBF super featherweight titlist Ramona Kuehne (25-1) defends against Kallia Kourouni (6-1) in a 10 round contest. Kuehne, 36, fights out of Berlin, Germany and has not lost a fight in six years. Kourouni also fights out of Germany but is originally from Greece.
On Saturday Nov. 5, in Munich, a battle of middleweight champions takes place as WBO titlist Christina Hammer (19-0) meets WBC titlist Kali Reis (10-5-1) in a unification bout. Hammer, 26, is nearly six-feet tall and fights out of Dortmund, Germany. Reis, 30, fights out of Providence, Rhode Island and is making the first defense of the title she won back in April against Maricela Cornejo.
Anisha Bashir (1-6) defeated Monalisa Sibanda (4-7) by technical knockout in the first round to win her first pro fight. The welterweight fight took place on Sunday Oct. 30, in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Irma Garcia (16-1-1) won by knockout of Leticia Uribe (4-8) in the eighth round on Saturday Oct. 29. The bantamweight fight was held in Gomez Palacio, Durango.
Monserrat Alarcon (8-3-2) won the Mexican minimum weight title by split decision after 10 rounds versus Brenda Ramos (8-4) on Friday Oct. 28, in Hermosillo. Jessica Arreguin (11-1-1) won by majority decision after eight rounds against Naroyuki Koasicha (6-2-1) in a bantamweight bout. Also, Sulem Urbina (2-0) defeated Alma Gonzalez (0-1) by unanimous decision after four rounds in their flyweight bout.
Baby Nansen (4-2) defeated Briar Johnston (0-1) by split decision after four rounds in their lightweight contest on Friday Oct. 28, in Kohimarama, New Zealand. In a heavyweight bout Arlie Masina (1-0) beat Nailini Helu (2-1-1) by split decision after their four round bout.
On Saturday Nov. 5, in Parita, flyweights Nataly Delgado (3-1-1) and Janeth Asprilla (1-0-3) meet in a four round bout.
On Saturday Nov. 5, in Lomianki, EBU lightweight titlist Ewa Brodnicka (11-0) defends against Anita Torti (10-5-1) of Italy in a match set for 10 rounds. Brodnicka, 32, is making the first defense of the title she won against Elfi Philips in December 2015. Also, in another lightweight clash Oleksandra Sidorenko (4-0) and Milena Svonja (2-1) meet in a six round contest.
Irina Poteeva (1-0) won her pro debut by unanimous decision over Patima Ayshalova (0-2) after four rounds. The welterweight fight took place on Saturday Oct. 29, in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
On Saturday Nov. 5, in Ascona, super bantamweights Vissia Trovato (6-0) and Galina Ivanova (16-13-4) meet in a 10 round contest for the vacant IBO super bantamweight world title. Trovato is 33 and fights out of Italy. Ivanova is 38 and a former bantamweight world champions who fights out of Bulgaria.
Cristina Fuentes (6-8-5) defeated Samantha Salazar (1-3-1) by unanimous decision after a four round super flyweight bout on Friday Oct. 28. The fight was held in Laredo, Texas.
On Saturday Nov. 5, in Pompano Beach, Florida, super featherweights Chasity Martin (3-0) and Ivana Coleman (1-7) meet in a four round bout.