So, after another impressive victory to become the undisputed featherweight champion, Amanda Serrano, who has won titles in seven different weight classes, solidified her No 3 ranking behind Claressa Shields and Katie Taylor in ESPN’s latest pound-for-pound rankings. The victory also sets up the much-anticipated rematch Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano, which will take place on May 20 in Ireland. Sadly but this fight was off. Because Serano has a injury. We all wait for a fast recovery and hope to see this fight in the future.
Serrano won with scorecards of 98-92, 98-92, and 97-93, but Saturday’s fight against Erika Cruz was a close, entertaining back-and-forth battle.
“She’s a Mexican champion, and we knew that,” Serrano said of Cruz after the fight. “And I said it from the very beginning: I knew she wasn’t going to just let me take her belt.” She worked hard for this. I worked hard for mine, and that’s what we expected. That’s what we trained for.
Amanda Serrano and Alycia Baumgardner: Battle for ESPN boxing P4P rankings
It looks like Serrano will be heading to Ireland, Baumgardner has plenty of options, and Ali is improving.
On the same card in New York’s Madison Square Garden, No. 4-ranked Alycia Baumgardner scored two knockdowns of Elhem Mekhaled to earn a unanimous decision win and become the undisputed junior lightweight champion. However, the victory wasn’t enough to overtake Serrano at No. 3 in our rankings.
“Alycia Baumgardner may have looked tired toward the end of her fight, but she gutted out a win and knocked down a good fighter in Mekhaled twice,” ESPN writer Michael Rothstein said about moving up Baumgardner on his list. “She and Chantelle Cameron are very close to one another in the second tier of elite fighters, but the way she handled her latest performance gives her a slight edge over Cameron.”
The victory also puts Baumgardner in a great place for the future, with potential fights in different divisions.
“Right now, we want the big fights, we want the megafights,” Baumgardner said. “This fight showed me that, you know, there are levels to this, and I want to continue to climb.” We want Katie Taylor, we want those megafights. We want those big fights. I want that challenge. I want to challenge myself. That’s the only way I’m going to know where I am and how I can be better.
Amanda Serrano vs Katie Taylor
Recent news reports have confirmed that the rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano will be held in May 2023 in Dublin, Ireland. A foot injury caused Taylor to miss the fight scheduled for November 2021. After successfully defending her titles against Erika Cruz in February 2023, Serrano confirmed the rematch.
Despite Serrano’s aggressive style and powerful punches, Taylor’s ring prowess and lightning-fast movements make her stand out among the best. Serrano has also competed at a higher weight class than Taylor, which could give her an advantage in terms of size and strength.
Boxing fans are eagerly anticipating what promises to be an exciting and highly anticipated matchup. Because both fighters are highly skilled boxers in their respective weight divisions. Taylor, who is the current unified lightweight world champion, will be putting her undisputed title on the line. Meanwhile, Serrano is a seven-division world champion and currently holds the WBC, WBO, IBF, IBO, and Ring titles.
Overall, the rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano promises to be an exciting and competitive fight. Boxing fans should not miss this.
ESPN boxing P4P rankings
1. CLARESSA SHIELDS Middleweight (champion)
Earlier ranking: 1
2. KATIE TAYLOR Lightweight undisputed champion
Previous ranking: 2
3. AMANDA SERRANO Featherweight champion
Earlier ranking: 3
4. ALYCIA BAUMGARDNER Junior lightweight champion
Previous ranking: 5
5. JESSICA MCCASKILL Welterweight champion
Earlier ranking: 5
6. MIKAELA MAYER
Previous ranking: 7
7. CHANTELLE CAMERON
Earlier ranking: 5
8. SENIESA ESTRADA Strawweight champion
Previous ranking: 7
9. FRANCHON CREWS-DEZURN Super mid.weight
Earlier ranking: 8
10. NATASHA JONAS Junior middleweight champion
Previous ranking: N/R
The formula for the ESPN P4P Rankings is as follows:
The ESPN P4P Rankings are determined by a panel of writers who vote on the best fighters in each weight class. Points are calculated based on a system of decreasing points, with the first line receiving 10 points, the second line receiving 9 points, and so on. In the final round, the fighter with the highest ranking on each line wins.
One of the top-ranked female boxers in the P4P rankings is Katie Taylor. She currently holds a record of undefeated fights and is a two-weight undisputed world champion in the lightweight and light-welterweight divisions. Taylor has been recognized as one of the most dominant and technically sound female boxers in the world.
Another highly regarded P4P female boxer is Amanda Serrano, a seven-weight world champion from Puerto Rico. Serrano is known for her knockout power and has won over 80% of her professional fights by knockout. She is currently ranked in the top 5 of most P4P female boxer rankings and has held titles in various weight classes.
Franchon Crews-Dazurn is another notable female boxer in the P4P rankings. She recently made headlines for her physical points win over Elin Cederroos, becoming the undisputed champion at super-middleweight. Crews-Dazurn is also a two-time Olympic medalist and has won multiple titles in the professional boxing circuit.
In summary, Katie Taylor, Amanda Serrano, and Franchon Crews-Dazurn are all highly regarded P4P female boxers in the sport of boxing.
Savannah Marshall, the current undefeated WBO middleweight champion, has been dubbed "the hardest-punching female fighter in the world" by Sky Sports. She has an impressive record of 12 wins, 0 losses, and 10 knockouts, with her most recent victory coming by knockout.
Ann Wolfe, who is widely considered one of the greatest female boxers of all time, is another name that frequently appears in search results as one of the hardest-hitting female boxers in the sport's history. She retired from boxing in 2006 with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss, and 16 knockouts.
Finally, in a more general search of the hardest-hitting boxers, some articles mention names like Christy Martin, Laila Ali, and Claressa Shields as boxers who also possessed significant knockout power.
In summary, while there are several female boxers known for their hard-hitting abilities, the names that appear most frequently among the boxing community are Savannah Marshall and Ann Wolfe.
Meanwhile, it is worth noting the performance of Natasha Jonas in 2022. So she easily dealt with her opponents.
Personally, I was rooting for Christina Hammer. It’s a pity that she is not included in this rating. Perhaps in 2023, she will have a better performance.
Again, 2023 is full of intrigue. Because all the boxers who are now below the top 3 have every chance to rise. So, there are a lot of good fighters among them. And this fact promises us powerful battles that can break the ESPN P4P 2023 women’s rating.
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