Top 10 Best Female Boxers of All Time

10. Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor is the current lightweight champion by holding the WBA title since 2017, IBF title since 2018, WBC and WBO, Ring magazine titles since 2019. In the year 2019, won the WBO junior welterweight title. Became one of the 8 boxers in history to hold all the 4 major world titles in boxing be it either male or female, simultaneously. Katie is known for her aggressive boxing, fast-paced, and compared to the male boxer. Also, she has a successful amateur boxing career by winning 5 gold medals in WC, 6 gold medals in European Championship, and 5 gold medals in the EU championship. Ranked as the world’s best active lightweight by BoxRec, best active female in the pound for pound by both the Ring and BoxRec.

9. Mia St. John

Mia Rosales St. John made her debut in professional boxing at the age of 29. Since then she fought all over the world including China as well. At the age of 40, Mia fought one of the toughest fights in her career to win the WBC international boxing championship. She is the former champion of super welterweight division WBC, and champion of IBA and IFBA lightweight champion. Mia had won the outstanding achievement award for her services in both humanitarianism and sports, and WBC presented the “WBC Goodwill Ambassador” Award in 2008. She made her retirement in 2016. Apart from the boxing champion, also Mia is a model, taekwondo champion, and a businesswoman.

8. Natascha Ragosina

Natalia Yurievna Ragozina is a professional boxer who retired and spent much of her career as the top female super middleweight in the world.
Ragosina is the longest-reigning WBC female super middleweight and WBA female super middleweight champion.
Also, Natascha remained undefeated throughout her boxing career by fighting in 22 matches and won all of the fights. Holds the record of winning the 7 championship belts in a single fight in 2008. In 2009, by defeating the world’s heavyweight champion, added two heavyweight championships to her boxing career. Held all the major female super middleweight titles and two heavyweight belts at the time of her retirement.

7. Cecilia Brækhus

Originally from Norway, from 2014 to 2020 Cecilia Brækhus dominated the sport as the female welterweight champion consecutively. She is also the first woman to hold the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO titles in the various weight class at the same time. Only eight boxers in history, both female or male, hold all four major world titles simultaneously.
By winning the IBO title in 2016, she held five world titles at a time, which makes her the only boxer to achieve that feat. The Boxing Writers Association of America named her as their inaugural Female Fighter of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Guinness World Record awarded her with 3 recognitions. As of September 2020, ranked as the 2nd best active welterweight female by The Ring and BoxRec.

6. Regina Halmich

Regina Halmich is regarded as the most successful female boxer of all time and made female boxing popularise in Europe. Made her debut in the Women’s professional boxing in 1994. Boxed in the Jr. Flyweight, Flyweight, Jr. Bantamweight, Bantamweight, and Featherweight divisions as a professional and the WIBF’s world champion in all these divisions. Halmich was involved in 56 fights and out of them, won 54, draw 1, and lost a fight. She held the Flyweight title for more than 10 years. Apart from her professional boxing career, she was involved in the world of business and has her own line of cosmetics who is the first woman boxers to have.

5. Amanda Serrano

Amanda Serrano is Boxing 360’s first world champion. She is the only female to win more than four weight classes world titles. Also, won the most boxing world championships in the different weight-classes and holds the Guinness World Record. In 7 different weight classes, hold 9 major world titles. Won the Female Boxer of the Year Award twice in 2016 and 2018 by the WBO. Ranked as the fifth-best active female by the Ring, third-best active female by ESPN, and the world’s best active female featherweight by BoxRec and The Ring. Apart from the boxing champion, she’s also a Wrestler presently training as the Professional one.

4. Lucia Rijker

Rijker started her career in various professional areas like martial arts, judo, Softball. Later at the age of 16 turned into a professional boxer and kickboxer. After winning a few fights and championships, she stepped away from boxing and became an Actress in 1999. Again in the year 2002, returned to the ring and fought a few matches. Fought in 17 matches and won all those in professional boxing. In kickboxing, fought 36 matches holding 35 wins, 1 draw. In 2014, inducted into the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame, and in 2020, one among the first 3 female boxers to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

3. Christy Martin

Christy Martin began her boxing career by winning 3 consecutive titles by fighting in the “Toughwoman” contests. Later on, first trained under Charlie Sensabaugh of Daniels West Virginia. Started her professional boxing career at the age of 21 in 1989. Then began her boxing training with the coach Jim Martin, later she married him in 1991. Martin holds 49 wins and 31 wins at knockout, 7 losses, and 3 draws which was a record. In the year 2016, she was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the first female boxer to be inducted in Nevada Boxing hall of fame. Presently, working as the CEO of the Christy Martin Promotions.

2. Laila Ali

Laila Amaria Ali is the daughter of boxer Muhammad Ali. She began her boxing profession at the age of 16. At her international debut fight in the year, 1999 many fans had attended as she is the daughter of Muhammad Ali and that is the first male-female professional bout ever. Laila Ali retired undefeated in her entire career by involving in 24 fights. Holds the titles of the WBC, WIBA, IWBF, IWBF light heavyweight title, and IBA female super middleweight titles. After her retirement in professional boxing in the year 2007, she turned into a Television personality.

1. Ann Wolfe

Ann Wolfe who held world titles continuously in three different weight classes. As an amateur boxer, she holds a record of 3-1 at the US National Championship 1998. When she was knocked out in three rounds, her first and only one career loss came after the four fights. Out of the total 26 fights, she won 24, draw 1, lose 1, and wins by knockouts are 16. She is regarded as the greatest fighter in women’s boxing history. After her professional career, preferred to work as a trainer. In the year 2015, inducted into the Women’s International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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