Greatest Female Boxers of All Time!!!
Boxing is an incredible sport full of action and thrills.
Male boxing started gaining fame in the 1920s and 1930s. Whereas female boxing boomed in the 1990s and is still thriving.
While this popular sport is widely perceived as male-dominant, many female fighters have embraced the sport and marked their names with their remarkable achievements and successes up to date.
Their fierce, enchanting, strong, entertaining, and versatile fights have made them an inspiration to a lot of aspiring lady prizefighters.
So, here we look up to the 15 greatest female boxers of all time based on their historical achievements and records inside the ring.
|Rank||Greatest Female Boxers of All Time||Country|
|1.||Mia St. John||USA|
|5.||Giselle Salandy||Trinidad and Tobago|
|11.||Amanda Serrano||Puerto Rico|
Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
15. Claressa Shields
Holding the 15th spot is the world’s best active female light-middleweight.
Claressa Marie Shields is a boxer and mixed martial artist from Michigan.
Shields debuted as a boxer in 2016. She has won undisputed world titles in three weight divisions: light middleweight, middleweight, and super middleweight.
Besides, Shields is the first boxer (male or female) to win all four undisputed world titles in super welterweight and light middleweight.
Till now, she has fought 12 matches and won all of them with two knockouts.
Moreover, Shields is the first American boxer to win two gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
The Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) honored Shields as the “Female Fighter of the Year” in 2018.
14. Laila Ali
Holding the 14th spot is the youngest daughter of the GOAT, Muhammad Ali.
Laila Amaria Ali is an American former boxer and television host.
She competed as a boxer from 1999 to 2007.
During her time in the ring, Ali won all of her 24 matches with 21 knockouts. Besides, she is four times world champion in the light heavyweight and super middleweight.
13. Lucia Rijker
Holding the 13th spot is the world’s most dangerous woman, Lucia Rijker.
Lucia Rijker is a boxer, martial artist, and actress from the Netherlands.
Famous as “Lady Tyson,” Rijker won the WIBF Super Lightweight World Title in 1997.
During her time in the ring, Rijker won all of her 17 matches with 14 knockouts.
The International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame inducted Rijker in 2014.
12. Katie Taylor
Holding the 12th spot is the world’s best active female lightweight.
Katie Taylor is a boxer and former football player from Ireland.
She debuted as a boxer in 2016.
Known for her quick and aggressive boxing style, Taylor holds a record of winning all 20 matches with six knockouts.
Besides, Taylor is a current undisputed lightweight champion and has won world titles in lightweight and light-welterweight.
In 2019, Taylor became one of the ten boxers (men or women) to win all four major world titles at the same time.
11. Amanda Serrano
Amanda Serrano is a boxer, mixed martial artist, and wrestler from Puerto Rico.
She debuted as a boxer in 2009.
During her time in the ring, Serrano fought 44 matches, won 42 (30 KO), lost 1, and had one draw.
Besides, Serrano is the undisputed world featherweight champion and was Female Boxer of the Year in 2016 and 2018.
Serrano holds the Guinness World Record as the only female boxer and Puerto Rican to win 9 major world titles in seven weight divisions.
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10. Cecilia Braekhaus
Holding the 10th spot is the second-best active female welterweight of all time.
Cecilia Braekhaus is a Norwegian boxer and former martial artist.
She debuted as a boxer in 2009.
Besides, Braekhaus is a five-time world champion in welterweight. Similarly, she is the first female boxer and Norwegian to win all four major world titles in welterweight at the same time.
Moreover, she is one of the ten boxers (men or women) to win all four major world titles at the same time.
During her time in the ring, Braekhaus fought 38 matches, won 36 (9 KO), and lost 2.
Braekhaus holds the Guinness World Records as the Longest-Ruling Female Boxing Champion, Longest 4 Belt Wndisputed Boxing Champions, and Most Bouts Undefeated by a Female World Boxing Champion.
9. Ann Wolfe
Ann Wolfe is a former boxer, boxing trainer, and actress from Texas.
She competed from 1999 to 2006.
During her time in the ring, Wolfe fought 26 matches, won 24 (16 KO), lost 1, and had one contest.
Moreover, she won world titles in four weight divisions at the same time: light middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight, and light heavyweight.
The International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame inducted Wolfe in 2015.
8. Holly Holm
Holly Holm is an American mixed martial artist and a former boxer and kickboxer.
She competed as a boxer from 2002 to 2012.
Holm is 18 times world champion in three weight divisions: light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight.
Besides, Holm is the first and only fighter to win both the world boxing title and a UFC title in boxing history.
During her time in the ring, Holm fought 38 matches, won 33 (9 KO), lost 2, and had three draws.
7. Christy Martin
Christy Martin, famous as “The Coal Miner’s Daughter,” is a former boxer from West Virginia.
She competed from 1989 to 2012.
Besides, Martin is a world champion in three weight divisions: middleweight, light middleweight, and super middleweight. In 2009, she won a WBC title in Super Welterweight.
During her time in the ring, Martin fought 59 matches, won 49 (32 KO), lost 7, and had three draws.
The International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame inducted Martin in 2020.
6. Regina Halmich
Regina Halmich is a boxer from Germany who promoted female boxing in Europe.
She debuted as a boxer in 1994.
Besides, Halmich is WIBF’s world champion in three weight divisions: Flyweight, light flyweight, and super flyweight.
Till now, she has fought 56 matches, won 54 (16 KO), lost 1, and had a draw.
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5. Giselle Salandy
Giselle Salandy was a boxer from Trinidad and Tobago.
She competed from 2000 to 2008.
During her time in the ring, Giselle won all of her 16 fights with six knockouts.
Besides, Giselle was the undisputed light middleweight champion and held eight world titles in light middleweight and light-welterweight.
Giselle died in a car accident in 2009 in Port of Spain.
The International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame inducted Giselle in 2016.
4. Natascha Ragonsina
Holding the 4th spot is one of the greatest female super middleweight of all time.
Natascha Ragosina is a former Russian boxer and kickboxer.
Besides, Natascha is an undisputed super-middleweight champion and holds two heavyweight titles.
During her time in the ring, Natascha won all of her 22 fights with 13 knockouts.
Natascha is the longest-ruling WBA and WBC female super middleweight in boxing history.
3. Susi Kentikian
Susi Kentikian, famous as “Killer Queen,” is an Armenian-German former boxer.
She competed from 2005 to 2016.
Besides, Kentikian is two times the world flyweight champion.
During her time in the ring, Kentikian fought 39 matches, won 36 (17 KO), lost 2, and had one contest.
2. Mary Kom
Mary Kom, famous as “Magnificient Mary,” is one of the greatest female boxers of all time from India.
She started boxing in 2000.
Since 2016, Kom has been serving as a member of the upper house of India’s Parliament, Rajya Sabha.
Besides, Kom is the only female boxer in history to win the World Amateur Boxing Championship six times in flyweight.
Similarly, she is the only fighter (male or female) to win eight world championships medals in boxing history.
Moreover, Kom is the first Indian female boxer to win gold in the 2014 Asian Games and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Kom is the recipient of prestigious awards like Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibushan.
1. Mia St. John
At the top of the greatest female boxers of all time comes “The Knockout.”
Mia St. John is a Mexican-American boxer, model, and entrepreneur.
She debuted as a boxer in 1997.
Besides, Mia is three times world champion in 5 weight divisions: welterweight, light welterweight, lightweight, super featherweight, and featherweight.
Similarly, she is a former WBC super welterweight champion, IBA, and IFBA lightweight champion.
Till now, Mia has fought 65 matches, won 49 (19 KO), lost 14, and had two draws.
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