Best Female Boxers in the World

The present time is not the time when girls can be smothered by society. Women nowadays have started to make their places in various segments as well as boxing.

To gain knowledge of how successful women are in this field you have to know about some legendary women in boxing & their contributions to this field. Nowadays women are not less than men in any way. They’ve started to leave their footmark everywhere. Almost in every sport, women have started to shine more than ever.

I’m going to talk about some of the best female boxers in the world who have made sure to not let anyone neglect them. I’m going to include their achievements along with how they started their career & talk about some of their bouts. Also which titles they’ve won?

If you are in some way familiar with the boxing sport, I’m sure you’ve heard their name.

To learn about their history & achievements in this field continue reading. You can also learn how their heroic deeds in this field have made them legendary boxers.

So, let’s cut it short & see who are the best female boxers in the world.

1. Claressa Shields

Claressa Shields
Full NameClaressa Maria Shields
Date of BirthMarch 17, 1995
Current Age27
Place Of BirthFlint, Michigan, US
Zodiac SignPisces
ProfessionProfessional Boxer, Mixed Martial Artist
DivisionLight Middleweight
Relationship StatusUnmarried
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight155 lb
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
Net Worth$4 Million

 Boxing Record:

Total Fights13
Wins by KO2

Claressa Shields is a big name in the boxing field. She’s the only boxer who has become two and three-weight world championships but in the fewest professional fights.

Recently In October 2022, she was ranked as the world’s best active female middleweight by BoxRec.

She has a total of 13 belts & she has fought for world titles in seven fights & won all of them. She’s also known as the fastest boxer in the world. She has also won back-to-back Olympic gold medals & she’s not settling for anything less.

Her boxing resume is something that’ll make your jaw drop. She has astonished the audience with her skills for a long time.

2. Laila Ali

Laila Ali
Full NameLaila Amaria Ali
Date of BirthDecember 30, 1977
Current Age45
Place of BirthMiami Beach, Florida, US
Zodiac SignCapricorn
ResidenceLos Angeles
ProfessionProfessional Boxer, Actor, Manicurist
DivisionSuper Middleweight, Light Heavyweight
Relationship StatusMarried
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight160 lb
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown
Net Worth$10 Million

Boxing Record:

Total Fights24
Wins by KO21

Laila Ali is a retired professional boxer who later became an actress. She competed from 1999 to 2007 & had a successful boxing career.

She got married to Curtis Conway in 2007. Before that, she was married to Johny McClain who was also a boxer. They got divorced in 2001.

Besides her loving personal life, she had a successful boxing career. She achieved many titles like a two-time hall of Famer and four-time undefeated boxing world champion.

She’s the daughter of the iconic boxer Muhammad Ali. One cannot deny the perfect boxing career she had which makes her one of the best female boxers in the world.

3. Mary Kom

Mary Kom
Full NameMangte Chungneijang Mary Kom
Date of BirthNovember 24, 1982
Current Age40
Place of BirthKangathei, India
Zodiac SignPisces
ProfessionProfessional Boxer, Author, Politician
DivisionAtomweight, Flyweight
Relationship StatusMarried
Height5 Feet 2 (158cm)
Weight106 lb
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBlack
Net Worth$1 Million

Boxing Record:

Total Fights19
Wins by KO0

Mary Kom is an Indian boxer. She has broken all the stereotypes there are in that country & shined her way to success. There was also a movie that has been made on her biography named Mary Kom starring Priyanka Chopra.

She’s not only an asset for India but also for the whole of Asia. We can declare her one of the best female boxers in the world as she’s the only woman who has won the World Ametuer Boxing Championship 6 times.

The list of her achievements doesn’t end there because she’s also the only boxer to win gold medals in each one of the first seven world championships.

She also has achieved the awards, of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri. She was even ranked the No. 1 female lightweight.

She also won a bronze medal in the 2012 summer Olympics & was ranked the No. 1 female light flyweight.

4. Mia St. John

Mia St. John
Full NameMia Rosales St. John
Date of BirthJune 24, 1967
Current Age55
Place of BirthSan Francisco, California,  United States
Zodiac SignCancer
ProfessionProfessional Boxer, Taekwondo Athlete
DivisionLight Welterweight, Super Featherweight
NationalityMexican, American
Relationship StatusDivorced
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight130 lb
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Net Worth$4 Million

Boxing Record:

Total Fights65
Wins by KO19

Mia st. John started her career as a professional boxer at the age of 29. Her career was full of astonishing wins.

After knocking out her opponent Angelica Villain in just 54 seconds of the first round, she was named the “knockout”. She was a fearless fighter.

She became WBC international boxing champion after fighting the toughest fight n her life at the age of 40. She was also presented with the “WBC Goodwill Ambassador” award.

In 1999 she appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine showing that she was a feminine woman as well as an athlete.

In her retirement bout, she won by TKO in the 4th round. She fought this match on April 14, 2016, in New Zealand.

5. Regina Halmich

Regina Halmich
Full NameRegina Halmich
Date of BirthNovember 12, 1976
Current Age46
Place of BirthKarlsruhe, West Germany
Zodiac SignSagittarius
ProfessionProfessional Boxer, Model
DivisionLight Flyweight, Super Flyweight
Relationship StatusSingle
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Weight112 lb
Hair ColorLight Brown
Eye ColorGreen
Net Worth$4 Million

Boxing Record:

Total Fights56
Wins by KO16

This boxer superstar made her debut on 4 march 1994. After that, the only thing she did was accomplish as much success as possible.

In 2005, she won the world Flyweight title by winning against Marylin Hernandez. She has won against several strong opponents throughout her career.

She fought her last fight on 30 November 2007. After that, she took retirement from boxing. She opened her own line of cosmetics and was the first female boxer to do it and was listed as one of the best female boxers in the world.

6. Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor
Full NameKatie Taylor
Date of BirthJuly 2, 1986
Current Age36
Place of BirthBray, Ireland
Zodiac SignGemini
ProfessionProfessional Boxer, Footballer
DivisionLight Weight, Light Welterweight
Relationship StatusSingle
Height5 Feet 7 (171cm)
Weight132 lb
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorLight Brown
Net Worth$2 Million

Boxing Record: 

Total Fights22
Wins by KO6

She has made it to the list of best female boxers in the world by winning all of the matches she fought. She has a 100% win rate.

She also goes by names like KT, The Bray Bomber, and Simply The Best. Her undefeated career is the reason for these names. She impressed her audience every time she went into that ring.

Katie has also won five gold medals in her amateur career. She made her people proud by being the flag bearer for Ireland at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

She was coached by her father at first. In her first boxing match in Irelan national stadium, she won against Alana Audley from Belfast.

7. Lucia Rijker

Lucia Rijker
Full NameLucia Frederica Rijker
Date of BirthDecember 6, 1967
Current Age55
Place of BirthAmsterdam, Netherlands
Zodiac SignSagittarius
ProfessionProfessional Boxer, Fencer
DivisionLight Welterweight
Relationship StatusSingle
Height5 ft 6 (168cm)
Weight140 lb
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Net Worth$5 Million

Boxing Record:

Total Fights17
Wins by KO14

Lucia is the woman whom the media has labeled as “The Most Dangerous Woman in the World” and is also known as “The Dutch Destroyer”.

“Lady Tyson” started her martial arts career at the age of 6. That sure is a very early age to start. But her success only rose from then. After a year of starting martial arts, she got selected for the Dutch National Softball Team.

 After beating a strong fighter named Marcela, she won the title of WIBF welterweight. She was trained by a world-famous boxing coach named Freddie Roach.

8. Mary Jo Sanders

Full NameMary Jo Sanders
Date of BirthJanuary 13, 1974
Current Age48
Place of BirthAuburn Hills, Michigan, US
Zodiac SignCapricorn
ResidenceMichigan, US
ProfessionProfessional Boxer
Relationship StatusSingle
Height5 Feet 7 (170cm)
Weight138 lb
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Net Worth$3 Million

Boxing Record:

Total Fights27
Wins by KO8

Her undeniable charm inside the ring has made her one of the best female boxers in the world. She is the daughter of the famous NFL Hall Famer, Charlie Sanders.

The most interesting match of her life was with Holly Holm. This fight took place in 2008 in which Mary was favored to win but Holly won via decision. These two then had a rematch ending with a draw.

Mary is also a Rhythmic Gymnast and has ranked higher at the World Rhythmic Gymnastic Championship.

This marvelous boxer was named “The Female Fighter of the Year” in 2005 by Ring Magazine. She entered the world of professional boxing in 2003. Just after 2 years of entering, she already got named the female fighter of the year.

You’ll be astonished to know that she was not only a great boxer but also a talented basketball player. She has left her mark in sports like bodybuilding, gymnastics, and combat sport.

9. Ann Wolfe

Ann Wolfe
Full NameAnn Wolfe
Date of BirthJanuary 17, 1971
Current Age51
Place of BirthAustin, Texas, US
Zodiac SignCapricorn
ProfessionActor, Professional Boxer, Trainer
DivisionLight Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight
Relationship StatusSingle
Height5 Feet 9 (175cm)
Weight160 lb
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Net Worth$3 Million

Boxing Record:

Total Fights26
Wins by KO16

Ann Wolfe is known as one of the greatest female boxers of all time as she held world titles in three different weight classes simultaneously.

As an amateur boxer, Ann had a record of 3-1 and fought at the 1988 US National Championships.

In her career, she was defeated only once by veteran and future world champion Valerie Mahfood. Rather than that, she never had one loss in her entire career and because of that, she’s one of the best female boxers in the world.

10. Amanda Serrano

 Amanda Serrano
Full NameAmanda Serrano
Date of BirthOctober 9, 1988
Current Age34
Place of BirthCarolina, Puerto Rico
Zodiac SignLibra
ResidenceNew York
ProfessionProfessional Boxer, Mixed Martial Artist
DivisionSuper Flyweight, Super Bantamweight, Super Featherweight, Light Welterweight
NationalityPuerto Rican
Relationship StatusSingle
Height5 ft 51⁄2 in (166 cm)
Weight120 lb
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown
Net Worth$5 Million

Boxing Record:

Total Fights46
Wins by KO30

Amanda is the only Puerto Rican and only woman who has won world titles in more than four weight classes. Which has made her qualified to be one of the best female boxers in the world.

Serrano has won the award  “Female Fighter of the year” twice in 2016 & 2018 by the WBO. She was also ranked as the World’s best active female featherweight.

Amanda was never a fan of sports but when her sister Cindy started her career as a boxer, Amanda also began to develop a passion for it.

In the long list of her achievements, we must include that she was also Boxing 360’s first World Champion. In 2011, she captured the NABF featherweight championship by defeating Jennifer Scott.

She fought with another legendary female boxer, Katie Taylor (previously mentioned) on April 30, 2022, which became the first women’s boxing match to headline Madison Square Garden.

11. Alicia Napoleon

Alicia Napoleon
Full NameAlicia Napoleon Espinosa
Date of BirthJanuary 26, 1986
Current Age36
Place of BirthNew York, US
Zodiac SignAquarius
ResidenceNew York
ProfessionProfessional Boxer
DivisionLight Middleweight, Middleweight
Relationship StatusMarried
Height5 Feet 5 (165cm)
Weight154 lb
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorBrown
Net Worth$5 Million

Boxing Record:

Total Fights14
Wins by KO7

Alicia is currently ranked as the world’s third-best active super middleweight and won the title of WBA female super middleweight in 2018.

She fought the match which was the first women’s boxing match to take place at the arena against Hannah Rankin & won. She made history winning that match.

She’s one of the best female boxers in the world as she started her professional career with a 7-0 record. She has also won 5 golden gloves & 1 national golden glove making her career unneglectable.

Although boxing wasn’t her first choice in sports, she has created a big name in this industry. Her first choice of sport was baseball but couldn’t pursue it because she was a girl.

But perhaps that’s what was the best for her as boxing turned out to be such a perfect sport for her.


In conclusion, we must state that female boxers have successfully made their place in this field as well as other sports.

There was a time when boxing was considered an unsuitable sport for women. But these women, the “Best female boxers in the world” have broken the stereotype & astonished all the fans of this sport.

All of these women had a career that cannot be neglected by anyone. They have inspired thousands of women to not be abducted by stereotypes made by society.

Boxing is a sport that can take your steroid level to another level. It is exciting and dangerous at the same time and dedicated players are giving their blood & sweat for this. But still, we love the sport because of its top-level players.

Players of this sport have to work hard more than in any sport as this is all about one’s physical strength. None can deny the hard work of the boxers.

Being one of the best female boxers in the world is the cherry on top. These women show it doesn’t matter what your by-born abilities are. You can always achieve more abilities if you work are hard enough.

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Bulbul Ahmed is a news writer who covers Boxing, professional mixed martial arts (MMA) and UFC events for The News Titan. He has been writing for several reputable publications and online media for a long time.


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