Best of Women’s Boxing 2018

I posted this entry in January on my old blog. If you missed it, have a look. I’m placing it here for informational purposes.

Fighter of the Year:

2018: Katie Taylor

2017- Cecilia Braekhus

2016- Marcela Eliana Acuna

2015- Jessica Chavez

2014- Cecilia Braekhus

2013- Delfine Persoon

Fight of the Year:

2018- Yesenia Gomez Majority Draw-10 Esmeralda Moreno

2017- Esmeralda Moreno SD-10 Ibeth Zamora Silva

2016- Jessica Chavez MD-10 Esmeralda Moreno

2015: Ibeth Zamora Silva UD-10 Esmeralda Moreno

2014: Delfine Persoon UD-10 Erica Anabella Farias

2013: Melissa McMorrow SD-10 Nadia Raoui

Knockout of the Year:

2018- Viviane Obenauf KO-4 Natasha Jonas

2017- Helen Joseph KO-2 Shannon O’Connell

2016- Marcela Eliana Acuna KO-10 Yesica Patricia Marcos

2015-Mayerlin Rivas TKO-4 Sayda Mosquera

2014- Anne Sophie Mathis NC-5 Christina Hammer

2013-Diana Prazak KO-8 Frida Wallberg

Upset of the Year:

2018- Jorgelina Guanini SD-10 Debora Anahi Dionicius

2017- Guadalupe Martinez Guzman UD-10 Zulina Munoz

2016- Fatuma Zarika SD-10 Alicia Ashley

2015-Edith Soledad Matthysse UD-10 Jelena Mrdjenovich

2014- Ana Laura Esteche UD-10 Monica Silvina Acosta

2013- Riyo Toga TKO-1 Mariana Juarez

Comeback Fighter of the Year:

2018- Tenkai Tsunami

2017- Arely Mucino

2016- Cecilia Braekhus

2015- Chris Namus

2014- Jackie Nava

2013- Susi Kentikian

Robbery of the Year:

2018- Jessica Nery Plata SD-10 Silvia Torres

2017- Svetlana Kulakova SD-10 Judy Waguthii

2016- Mariana Juarez MD-10 Irma Garcia

2015- Mariana Juarez SD-10 Vanesa Lorena Taborda

2014- Mariana Juarez UD-10 Melissa McMorrow

2013- Jennifer Retzke D-10 Florence Muthoni

The event of the Year:

2018- Cecilia Braekhus vs. Kali Reis world welterweight title match aired as the first women’s boxing match on HBO and drew over one million viewers.

2017- Jessica Chavez wins Diamond flyweight tournament.

2016- Claressa Shields wins a second gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games

2015- Former multi-division women’s boxing champion Holly Holm defeats Ronda Rousey

2014- First-ever WBC Women’s Boxing Convention

2013- Holly Holm leaves boxing for mixed martial arts

 Prospect of the Year:

2018: Estelle Mossely

2017- Chantelle Cameron

2016- Katie Taylor

2015- Seniesa Estrada

2014- Farida El Hadrati

2013- Joselyn Arroyo Ruiz

Most Important Fight:

2018: Cecilia Braekhus UD-10 Kali Reis. Braekhus successfully defends her world welterweight title as HBO telecasts its first women’s boxing match.

2017- Claressa Shields TKO-5 Nikki Adler * Shields is the first of the 2016 female Olympians to win a world title (WBC & IBF World super-middleweight titles.)

2016- Heather Hardy MD-10 Shelly Vincent * Played on PBC telecast in USA

2015- Ginny Fuchs defeats Marlen Esparza at the USA Olympic Trials (amateur)

2014- Alex Love defeats Julie La Disa (amateur)

2013- Cecilia Braekhus TKO-3 Mia St. John

State of the Game:

Best Boxer: Cecilia Braekhus

Best Slugger: Delfine Persoon

Best Overall- Katie Taylor

Best Defense: Anabel Ortiz

Best Power Puncher: Amanda Serrano

Best Fighter nobody knows: Segolene Lefebvre, Marie Eve Dicaire

Future Star: Evelyn Nazarena Bermudez

I want to see more of: Hyun Mi Choi

Give this fighter a title shot: Nicola Adams

Most Aggressive: Maiva Hamadouche

Most fun to watch: Katie Taylor

Most Avoided: Jelena Mrdjenovich

Most Protected: Elina Tissen

Most Improved: Yesenia Gomez

On the rise: Mikaela Mayer

On the decline: Ibeth Zamora Silva

Underrated: Guadalupe Martinez Guzman

Overrated: Ramona Kuehne

5 Fights for 2019:

Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer

Amanda Serrano vs. Katie Taylor

Jelena Mrdjenovich vs. Heather Hardy

Define Persoon vs. Chantelle Cameron

Kenia Enriquez vs. Yesica Yolanda Bopp

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