Women’s Boxing Pound-for-Pound Rankings: May 2019 1-Katie Taylor (13-0, 6 KOs) lightweight, Ireland 2-Claressa Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) middleweight, USA 3-Cecilia Braekhus (35-0, 9 KOs) welterweight, Norway 4-Delfine Persoon (43-1, 18 KOs) lightweight, Belgium 5-Yesica Yolanda Bopp (35-1, 16 KOs) light-flyweight, Argentina 6-Daniela Romina Bermudez (25-3-3, 7 KOs) bantamweight, Argentina 7-Amanda Serrano (36-1-1, 27 KOs)
In my opinion, Braekhus should drop down to 140 and fight Katie Taylor who has a much more significant following than Sheilds. That is a much bigger money fight and a better match-up. Shields is too big and too young for Braekhus.
On June 1, 2019, on the under card of an Anthony Joshua world heavyweight championship fight at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, USA, 34-year-old Define Persoon (43-1, 18 KOs) of Roeselare, Belgium, will battle Katie Taylor, 32, (13-0, 6 KOs) of Bray, Ireland, for the undisputed world women’s lightweight title.