(AUG 28) Christina Hammer
believes Klara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) will defeat Mikaela Laurén
(27-3, 12 KOs) when the Swedish rivals meet for the interim WBC
Female World Welterweight title on September 10 at the Hovet in
The WBO World Female Middleweight
Champion, who fought and beat Laurén in a 2013 World title fight
in Dresden, has been helping Svensson prepare for the
blockbuster clash with a series of sparring sessions at her
Having been impressed with what she has seen from the ‘Swedish
Princess’, the undefeated fighter is predicting another loss for
her former foe Laurén.
‘’I think Klara is the clear winner,’’ said Hammer. ‘’She is the
stronger, more intelligent fighter and she can use the ring
well. Mikaela is a good fighter but she is not on the same level
as Klara. It will be a good match for female boxing but I can
only see one winner.’’
The 26 year-old, who was kissed by Laurén at the weigh-in for
their World title bout, believes the Stockholm-fighter’s antics
outside the ring do not endear her to the public, making
Svensson the fan-favourite for their domestic showdown.
‘’Mikaela craves attention and will do anything to get it,’’ she
says. ‘’She talks a lot of bullshit and is a little bit trashy,
but that’s her style. Klara is the smarter one and I think she
is better for the public and that’s why the fans want her to
Hammer has revealed she will be ringside supporting the
Malmo-boxer as the she looks to claim the WBC’s interim World
title and land a shot at female pound-for-pound number one
‘’That would be an interesting fight,’’ said the German boxer.
‘’The old generation versus the new, but first Cecilia must beat
Anne Sophie Mathis.’’
Despite her high praise for Svensson, Hammer admits she would be
willing to share the ring with the 28 year-old one day.
‘’Of course, why not,’’ she says. ‘’I love boxing and I’m
willing to fight anyone.’’
Tickets for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight title
fight between Mikaela Laurén and Klara Svensson on September 10
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