Despite the fact that we published an article a few months ago about the world’s women’s boxing rankings. However, a major shakeup at strawweight and junior flyweight made the list outdated at the time. So, here are the renewed women’s boxing rankings in the world.
ESPN Rankings Changes
So, Gabriela Fundora, who is ranked No 5 by ESPN in the flyweight division, won a unanimous decision against Maria Micheo Santizo in California on Saturday and maintained her spot in the rankings.
Additionally, Fundora (11-0, 4 KO) knocked Santizo down in the sixth round and now Santizo has lost three fights in her career to Seniesa Estrada, Anabel Ortiz, and Fundora.
So, in Illinois, Olivia Curry (7-1, 2 KO) won a middleweight fight against Olivia Gerula (19-20-3, 3 KO) by unanimous decision.
On Saturday, Mikaela Mayer, who was previously in the super featherweight division, returned to the ring for the first time in 2023, fighting Christina Linardatou on the undercard of the Joe Joyce-Zhilei Zhang card in London (ESPN+, 2 p.m. ET) after moving up to the lightweight division
Seniesa Estrada is the Strawweight 2022 champion.
Albeit, Seniesa Estrada (23-0, 9 KOs) has been campaigning mostly at strawweight. But she was in action at junior flyweight on Nov. 12, when she easily outpointed Jazmin Gala Villarino (6-1-2, 1 KO).
Maira Moneo vs Erica Farias
Meanwhile, Maira Moneo of Argentina beat Erica Farias unanimously in a lightweight bout on Friday. By a 96-94 score. So, there are rankings are: Maira Moneo (12-1, 2 KOs) and Erica Farias (27-7, 10 KOs)
However, Women’s boxing is growing, and one of its athletes, Alycia Baumgardner, is setting records. She defeated Mikaela Mayer on Saturday night to become the first woman to hold two junior lightweight titles at once. WBO and IBF. So, this pushes her to the fifth position in the ranking. However, Mayer is down on the 6th line.
However, ESPN boxing writer Michael Rothstein thinks that the line between Katie Taylor and Claressa Shields is incredibly close.
That is a shame that the difference in weight classes means they will never be able to fight. As has been noted, “Albeit, it’s not Taylor’s fault,” he said. That is just the reality of the divisions she is fighting in. But the way she fought and defeated another top-10 fighter, Natasha Jonas, demonstrated Taylor’s true talent.
So, Anabel Ortiz remains our No. 1 junior flyweight, and Estrada is still our No.1 strawweight. Ortiz hasn’t fought in the division since losing to Estrada in March 2021. Mercado is still our No. 1 junior featherweight, despite not having fought previously in the division since losing to Amanda Serrano in August 2021.
As can be seen, the women’s boxing rankings will be updated every Tuesday. By the same token, they’ll be based on recent bouts, head-to-head competition, and the quality of the opponent.
There is a layer of subjectivity to it until fighters square off against each other, as with almost everything. So, a fighter who has not fought for 18 months or longer will be taken off the list. Until they have fought again. So, let’s look at the women’s boxing rankings in the world.
WOMEN BOXING HEAVYWEIGHT (175+ POUNDS): Hanna Gabriels No. 1
At this time, the champ in the women’s ESPN heavyweight rankings for 2022 is Lani Daniels.
|1. Lani Daniels||Earlier ranking: 2|
|2. Alrie Meleisea||Previous ranking: 5|
|3. Oxandia Castillo||Previous ranking: N/R|
|4. Angie Paola Rocha||Earlier ranking: 4|
|5. Bolatito Oluwole||Previous ranking: N/R|
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (Up to 168 pounds): Franchon Crews Dezurn No. 1
Franchon Crews Dezurn. At the present time, the champ at women’s super middleweight for 2022 in the women’s boxing rankings in the world. Hence, in the second line, we have Christina Hammer.
|1. Franchon Crews Dezurn||Previous ranking: 1|
|2. Shadasia Green||Earlier ranking: 3|
|3.Christina Hammer||Previous ranking: 2|
|4. Angelica Lopez Flores||Earlier ranking: 5|
|5. Elin Cederroos||Previous ranking: 4|
MIDDLEWEIGHT (Up to 160 pounds): Claressa Shields No. 1
Claressa Shields is the Queen of the Women’s Middleweight Division in the 2022 Boxing Rankings on ESPN. Following, her on the list is Savannah Marshall
|1. Claressa Shields||Previous ranking: 1|
|2. Savannah Marshall||Earlier ranking: 2|
|3. Maricela Cornejo||Previous ranking: N/R|
|4. Ema Kozin||Earlier ranking: 4|
|5. Raquel Miller||Previous ranking: N/R|
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT (Up to 154 pounds): Natasha Jonas No. 1
At this time, the women’s junior middleweight champion of the ESPN boxing rankings for 2022 is Natasha Jonas. Then, Terri Harper is in second place in the ranking.
|1. Natasha Jonas||Earlier ranking: 2|
|2. Terri Harper||Previous ranking: 3|
|3. Marie-Eve Dicaire||Earlier ranking: 1|
|4. Cecilia Braekhus||Previous ranking: N/R|
|5. Patricia Berghult||Earlier ranking: 4|
WELTERWEIGHT (Up to 147 pounds): Jessica McCaskill No. 1
Certainly, Jessica McCaskill is the current champion in the welterweight division of the women’s ESPN boxing rankings for 2022. Marie Pier Houle is also fourth.
|1. Jessica McCaskill||Previous ranking: 1|
|2. Layla McCarter||Earlier ranking: 3|
|3. Summer Lynn||Previous ranking: 5|
|4. Ivana Habazin||Earlier ranking: 5|
|5. Marie Pier Houle||Previous ranking: 4|
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT (Up to 140 pounds): Chantelle Cameron No. 1
At this time, the king of junior welterweight boxers in 2022 is Chantelle Cameron. Also, Jessica McCaskill is second in the ranking.
|1. Chantelle Cameron||Earlier ranking: 1|
|2. Jessica McCaskill||Previous ranking: N/R|
|3. Kali Reis||Earlier ranking: 2|
|4. Sandy Ryan||Previous ranking: 5|
|5. Oshin Derieuw||Earlier ranking: N/R|
LIGHTWEIGHT (Up to 135 pounds): Katie Taylor No. 1
So, The division is currently led by Katie Taylor No 1, and Amanda Serrano No. 2.
After all, Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano faced off in a fight on a date not specified. However, Katie Taylor remained the undisputed champion by edging Amanda Serrano in a thriller bout. So, the fight was an instant classic and Taylor earned a split decision in the match. As a matter of fact, the exact score was 94-96, 97-93, and 96-93 in favor of Taylor. As a result, currently, Katie Taylor is number one in the division and Amanda Serrano is number two.
|1. Katie Taylor||Previous ranking: 1|
|2. Amanda Serrano||Earlier ranking: 2|
|3. Estelle Yoka Mossely||Previous ranking: 3|
|4. Delfine Persoon||Earlier ranking: 4|
|5. Yanina del Carmen Lescano||Previous ranking: N/R|
JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT (Up to 130 pounds): Alycia Baumgardner No.1
Henceforth, Alycia Baumgardner is the current champ in junior lightweight on the ESPN boxing rankings. Accordingly, Mikaela Mayer is the second name on the list.
|1. Alycia Baumgardner||Previous ranking: 2|
|2. Mikaela Mayer||Earlier ranking: 1|
|3. Maiva Hamadouche||Previous ranking: 4|
|4. Delfine Persoon||Earlier ranking: 3|
|5. Elhem Mekhaled||Previous ranking: N\R|
FEATHERWEIGHT (Up to 126 pounds): Amanda Serrano No.1
So, Amanda Serrano is ranked first in the ESPN women’s featherweight rankings for boxing.
Also, Amanda Serrano is not ranked first in the ESPN women’s featherweight rankings for boxing. In fact, she has been noted to have gained ground. So, she is currently ranked 2nd in ESPN’s women’s boxing pound-for-pound rankings.
|1. Amanda Serrano||Earlier ranking: 1|
|2. Erika Cruz||Previous ranking: 2|
|3. Sarah Mahfoud||Previous ranking: 4|
|4. Brenda Karen Carabajal||Earlier ranking: 5|
|5. Raven Chapman||Previous ranking: N/R|
JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT (Up to 122 pounds): Yamileth Mercado No.1
So, Yamileth Mercado becomes the unified junior featherweight champion on the boxing rankings on ESPN.
|1. Yamileth Mercado||Previous ranking: 3|
|2. Segolene Lefebvre||Earlier ranking: 3|
|3. Mayerlin Rivas||Previous ranking: 4|
|4. Cherneka Johnson||Earlier ranking: 5|
|5. Ellie Scotney||Previous ranking: N/R|
BANTAMWEIGHT (Up to 118 pounds)
At this time, the queen in the ESPN bantamweight rankings for 2022 is Dina Thorslund.
|1. Dina Thorslund||Previous ranking: 1|
|2. Yuliahn Luna Avila||Earlier ranking: 2|
|3. Ebanie Bridges||Previous ranking: 5|
|4. Nina Hughes||Earlier ranking: N/R|
|5. Diana Laura Fernandez||Previous ranking: 3|
JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHT (Up to 115 pounds)
So, Diana Fernandez is the #1 junior bantamweight for now. However, Lourdes Juarez is the fifth.
|1. Diana Laura Fernandez||Previous ranking: 3|
|2. Asley Gonzalez Macias||Earlier ranking: 3|
|3. Micaela Lujan||Previous ranking: 2|
|4. Clara Lescurat||Earlier ranking: 5|
|5. Lourdes Juarez||Previous ranking: 4|
FLYWEIGHT (Up to 112 pounds): Marlen Esparza No.1
So, Marlen Esparza is #1 in the flyweight division in the boxing rankings 2022 ESPN.
|1. Marlen Esparza||Earlier ranking: 1|
|2. Arely Mucino||Previous ranking: 3|
|3. Gabriela Celeste Alaniz||Earlier ranking: 5|
|4. Ibeth Zamora||Previous ranking: 3|
|5. Gabriela Fundora||Earlier ranking: N/R|
JUNIOR FLYWEIGHT (Up to 108 pounds): Kim Clavel No.1
So, Kim Clavel is ranked first in the ESPN women’s junior flyweight rankings for boxing. Anabel Ortiz, on the other hand, is the last on the list.
|1. Jessica Nery Plata||Previous ranking: 3|
|2. Evelin Bermudez||Earlier ranking: 4|
|3. Kim Clavel||Previous ranking: 1|
|4. Anabel Ortiz||Previous ranking: 5|
|5. Tania Enriquez||Earlier ranking: N/R|
STRAWWEIGHT (Up to 105 pounds): Seniesa Estrada No.1
So, Seniesa Estrada becomes the unified junior strawweight champion on the world women’s boxing rankings.
|1. Seniesa Estrada||Previous ranking: 1|
|2. Yokasta Valle||Earlier ranking: 3|
|3. Sarah Bormann||Previous ranking: 4|
|4. Tina Rupprecht||Earlier ranking: 3|
|5. Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen||Previous ranking: 5|
ATOMWEIGHT (Up to 102 pounds)
At this time, Monserrat Alarcon leader of the division.
|1. Monserrat Alarcon||Earlier ranking: 1|
|2. Mika Iwakawa||Previous ranking: N/R|
|3. Fabiana Bytyqi||Earlier ranking: 4|
|4. Yuko Kuroki||Previous ranking: N\R|
|5. Ayaka Miyao||Earlier ranking: 4|
So, next year promises us the most interesting battles. Correspondingly, in 2023, we will see these battles:
However, On May 20th at 4:00 PM in Dublin, Ireland, Katie Taylor, and Amanda Serrano will go head-to-head. This is sure to be a thrilling match, so be sure to tune in and watch it live. So check the odds
So yes, the intrigue will remain in the rankings. Analogous to this, we, along with boxing fans, are looking forward to these fights. Because this is just an amazing gambling spectacle. Afterward, we’ll be waiting for the results and new positions in the ranking.
- Heavyweight (175+ pounds): Hanna Gabriels is the No. 1.
- Super middleweight (Up to 168 pounds): Franchon Crews Dezurn is the No. 1.
- Middleweight (Up to 160 pounds): Claressa Shields is the No. 1.
- Junior middleweight (Up to 154 pounds): Natasha Jonas is the No. 1.
- Welterweight (Up to 147 pounds): Jessica McCaskill is the No. 1.
Seniesa Estrada is the Strawweight 2022 champion.
Who is the first woman to hold two junior lightweight titles at once, and which positions do Alycia Baumgardner and Mikaela Mayer hold in the ranking?
Alycia Baumgardner is the first woman to hold two junior lightweight titles at once, the WBO and the IBF, which pushes her to the fifth position in the ranking. Mikaela Mayer is down on the 6th line.
Anabel Ortiz remains the No. 1 junior flyweight, and Mercado is still the No. 1 junior featherweight, according to the renewed women's boxing rankings for 2022.
There are several weight divisions for female boxers, and they are generally the same as the divisions for male boxers. So, these include:
- Flyweight: up to 112 lbs (51 kg)
- Bantamweight: 118 lbs (53.5 kg)
- Featherweight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
- Lightweight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
- Super Lightweight: 140 lbs (63.5 kg)
- Welterweight: 147 lbs (67 kg)
- Middleweight: 160 lbs (72.5 kg)
- Light Heavyweight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
- Cruiserweight: 200 lbs (90.7 kg)
- Heavyweight: over 200 lbs (over 90.7 kg)
As a matter of fact, these divisions are not set in stone. That may vary depending on the organization or governing body overseeing the competition. Also, other weight classes may be added to or removed from some tournaments, championships, or regional levels.
It is important to note that some professional boxers, male or female, may fight in different weight classes at different points in their careers.
The weight divisions for female boxers are generally the same as those for male boxers. But the actual weight limits within each division may be different. For example, the flyweight division for men is up to 112 lbs (51 kg), while the flyweight division for women is up to 106 lbs (48 kg). Similarly, the bantamweight division for men is up to 118 lbs (53.5 kg), while the bantamweight division for women is up to 119 lbs (54 kg). The other weight classes for men and women are mostly similar, but with slight changes in the weight limits.
Because men and women have different physiological characteristics, and it is generally considered to be more challenging for women to make the weight limits in the same divisions as men. In addition, there are generally fewer female boxers competing at the elite level, which means that the pool of competitors in each weight division is smaller.
So, in summary, while the weight divisions are similar the weight limits are different to make the competition fair and accommodate the biological differences.
In case you forgot, the women’s boxing rankings tend to change a lot. Very often, there may be fighters with better records than those on this list who are not included. This is because the fighters are ranked based on their last fight result or two. If a fighter has not fought in 18 months or longer, they will be taken off the list until they have another bout. At any rate, that’s the world women’s boxing rankings, baby.
There are many ways the ranking review can be improved, so please let me know if you have any ideas. In addition, if you want to see women’s pound-for-pound boxing records from ESPN, go here:
So, a new No 1 and the debut of Alycia Baumgardner in the top 10, in women’s boxing pound-for-pound rankings.
Today, women’s boxing is still growing in popularity. Afterward, it could very well be the next big thing in combat sports. So, if you’re a woman who likes to box. Besides, If or know of one, tell them about this list of female boxers. Lastly, as it continues to grow. And that’s great. Because more women and girls may be inspired to take up the sport in their respective cities and countries. So, learn about women’s boxing rankings around the world and motivate yourself to box and train.
Natasha Jonas. ESPN boxing P4P rankings (women’s).
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