Women’s Boxing Pound-for-Pound Rankings: July 2021
1-Claressa Shields (11-0, 2 KOs) super-welterweight, USA
- She was victorious in her MMA debut, stopping her opponent in the third round while down on the scorecards. In boxing, she’s the best by a significant margin.
2-Katie Taylor (18-0, 6 KOs) lightweight, Ireland
- Taylor bested Natasha Jonas by a closer-than-expected unanimous decision in May. Some may say that Katie is starting the slide down the other side of the hill, which an eventual trip for every fighter if they stick around long enough. To her credit, she fights quality opposition in nearly every start. Taylor owns every meaningful world title at lightweight. Taylor will defend her lightweight titles against Jennifer Han (18-3-1, 1 KO) on September 4th.
3-Amanda Serrano (40-1-1, 30 KOs) featherweight, USA/Puerto Rico
- Knocked out bantamweight import Daniela Romina Bermudez in the ninth round last March to retain her IBO, WBC, and WBO world titles. Serrano will defend her before-mentioned titles on August 28th in Cleveland, Ohio, against the WBC super-bantamweight champion Yamileth Mercado (18-2, 5 KOs).
4-Chantelle Cameron (14-0, 7 KOs) super-lightweight, England
- Pounded former titleholder Melissa Hernandez (TKO-5) to retain her WBC World super-lightweight title. It was the first defense of the title she won in October 2020. She most likely will face the hard-punching Mary McGee next. She beats everyone from 130-147 and is a future superstar of the sport.
5- Jessica McCaskill (10-2, 3 KOs) welterweight, USA
- In March, Defeated Cecilia Braekhus defended her collection of welterweight titles; she owns every legitimate title at 147. Rumored to be fighting the winner of the Alma Ibarra vs. Kandi Wyatt fight, scheduled for late August. Neither should offer much opposition for McCaskill. McCaskill is a swarmer who eats standup boxers alive.
6- Seniesa Estrada (20-0, 8 KOs) minimumweight, USA
- Estrada is scheduled to fight Tenkai Tsunami on July 9. Tsunami is powerful and should be a good test for Estrada. As with Cameron, Estrada is a future superstar in the sport of women’s boxing.
7- Mikaela Mayer (15-0, 5 KOs) super-featherweight, USA
- Defeated the tough and motivated Erica Farias via a wide-margined unanimous decision in June. Fights inside, outside, mid-range – she can do it all. The new era of female boxing has several future superstars, and Mayer is one of them. Mayer will most likely face Maiva Hamadouche next.
8- Terri Harper (11-0-1, 6 KOs) super-featherweight, England
- Harper is currently on the shelf with a broken right hand. She initially fractured it while defeating Katharina Thanderz via stoppage in November of 2020. A sniper from the outside with underrated punching power, and she’s only 24. She was scheduled to face Hyun Mi Choi to unify the super-featherweight division before re-fracturing her right hand in training.
9- Savannah Marshall (10-0, 8 KOs) middleweight, England
- She’s one of the best punchers in women’s boxing. She stopped Hannah Ranking, who lasted ten rounds with Claressa Shields, and stopped Maria Lindberg, who once lasted ten rounds with Christina Hammer. She punches well with both hands and is an excellent counter-puncher. She’s a bit of a slow starter. She’s to face the ever-tough TBA in August at the Matchroom Fight Camp.
10-Delfine Persoon (45-3, 18 KOs) super-featherweight, Belgium
- Persoon defeated Elena Gradinar via a lopsided unanimous decision on July 3 as a super-featherweight. If she stays at super-feather, it could make the upcoming World Boxing Super Series very interesting.
11- Maiva Hamadouche (22-1, 18 KOs) super-featherweight, France
12- Dina Thorslund (16-0, 6 KOs) bantamweight/super-bantamweight, Denmark
13- Cecilia Braekhus (36-2, 9 KOs) welterweight, Norway
14-Naoko Fujioka (18-2-1, 7 KOs) flyweight, Japan
15- Jackie Nava (37-4-4, 16 KOs) super-bantamweight, Mexico
16- Hyun Mi Choi (18-0-1, 4 KOs) super-featherweight, South Korea
17-Kenia Enriquez (23-1, 9 KOs) light-flyweight, Mexico
18-Daniela Romina Bermudez (29-4-3, 9 KOs) super-bantamweight, Argentina
19- Etsuko Tada (20-3-3, 7 KOs) minimumweight, Japan
20- Yulihan Alejandra Luna Avila (21-3-1, 3 KOs) Mexico
Best of the rest: Natasha Jonas, Yamileth Mercado, Elin Cederroos, Jessica Chavez, Lourdes Juarez, Sofya Ochigava, Segolene Lefebvre, Estelle Mossely, Tina Rupprecht, Jessica Nery Plata, Mariana Juarez, Guadalupe Martinez Guzman, Diana Prazak, Leona Paola Yudica, Mary McGee, Marlen Esparza, Ibeth Zamora Silva, and Zulina Munoz.
Dropped Out: Yesica Bopp (inactivity), Ibeth Zamora Silva (Loss)
Added: Dina Thorslund, Yulihan Alejandra Luna Avila