The athlete - who is 5ft 8in - was repeatedly assaulted and raped by a friend of her alcoholic mother, and her dad Clarence was in prison for much of her childhood for breaking-and-entering and drug dealing. It happened every day for about six months by a person known to the family," she told the BBC.
She gave me a doll and I was able to show her. At 28, her opponent, Christina - also known as Lady Hammer - has a few more years' experience in the sport than her competitor, with 24 wins and 11 knockouts. Born in Kazakhstan before migrating to Germany with her family at one, Christina - who is 5ft 11 - began boxing at the age of I tagged along a few times and instantly fell in love with the sport.
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Whatever the outcome of their big fight, there's no denying the pair have both done very well for themselves financially. She's cashed in on sponsorship deals with sports energy drink company Powerade, clothing company Zappos and a partnership with Mini Cooper.
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Claressa is also the subject of an upcoming Hollywood biopic being written by Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins. Christina can also be equally as strong outside the ring - and even knocked a man out at a disco in Germany when she was Speaking to Maxim , Christina admitted: "A girl I knew came up and pushed me. I don't know why but I got mad and slapped her. I couldn't believe it.
So I punched him and knocked him out. When asked if she puts on weight in between fights she replied: "Only in my chest - I always go up one cup size!
Neither Christina nor Claressa holds back when talking about the sport - or each other. Most down to earth human being I have ever met!
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