Is there such thing as the greatest female boxers of all time? most people think of male boxers. Since male boxers get more exposure than their female counterparts, they are more famous as well.
But we have seen over the years some ferocious female boxers who are equally skilled as their male counterparts, if not more. Peruse to find out about ten of those women.
Below is a list of 10 Greatest Female Boxers Of All Time:
10. Mia St John
One of the Greatest Female Boxers Boxing her way to the number 10 spot on our list is a 50-year-old Mexican-American boxer, Mia St John.
Popularly known as “The Knockout”, she has a track record of winning 47 of her 60 fights. She retired from boxing in 2016.
9. Christina Hammer
Next on our list of greatest female boxers of all time comes 27-year-old German boxer, Christina Hammer. Also called “Lady Hammer”, has a track record of winning all of her 21 fights so far.
She is also the youngest WBO world champion, which she won at the age of 20. This brawny beauty is someone to not mess around. She ranks as the youngest boxer on this list’s greatest female boxers.
8. Ann Wolfe
Next on this list is 46-year-old American boxer Ann Wolfe. Known as “Brown Sugar”, Wolfe has a track record of winning 24 of her 26 fights. Regarded as having one of the hardest punches, she has the distinction of holding three different weight classes simultaneously.
She retired in 2006 and has been working as a trainer since then. She appeared in the 2017 superhero film Wonder Woman as an Amazon warrior Artemis.
7. Mary Kom
34-year-old Indian boxer Mary Kom grabs the 7th spot on our list of greatest female boxers of all time. A five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, she is the only female boxer to win a medal in six world championships. She won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the flyweight (51kg) category.
She also has a bronze medal from the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games and a gold medal from the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Her life even inspired a Bollywood film in 2014, titled Mary Kom, where Indian actress Priyanka Chopra played her.
6. Lucia Rijker
5. Regina Halmich
4. Christy Martin
Nicknamed as “The Coal Miner’s Daughter”, Martin has a track record of winning 49 of her 59 fights. She is one of the key figures in legitimizing female boxing in the world of sports.
She is the first female boxer to be inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Throughout her career, she took down some of the top-seed female boxers in the world with the utmost ease. she ranks among the greatest female boxers of all time.
3. Laila Ali
The next on this list of 10 Greatest Female Boxers Of All Time is a 39-year-old American boxer, Laila Ali. Carrying the genes of the world’s greatest boxer Muhammad Ali, she surely has kept up with her father’s name.
By winning 24 of her 24 fights, Ali has throughout her career held the WIBA, WBC, IWBF, IBA super middleweight, and IWBF light heavyweight titles. She also has a successful TV career, having appeared in several reality shows. She retired from professional boxing in 2007.
2. Holly Holm
The American boxer Holly Holm is next at number 2 on our list. Known as the “The Preacher’s Daughter”, Holm has won 33 of her 38 fights.
Ring magazine named her as the “Female Fighter of the Year” twice – in 2005 and 2006. She is considered the best welterweight in the world. She ranks among the greatest female boxers in the world.
1. Cecilia Braekhus