The Top 10 Best Female Boxers in the World

The Top 10 Best Female Boxers in the World

Boxing is a physically demanding sport that is mainly associated with men. But, the best female boxers and their remarkable achievements will persuade you otherwise.

Who are these strong ladies, and how did they rise through the boxing ranks to become world-famous? Let’s find out!

Mia St. John

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  • Name: Mia Rosales St.John
  • Profession/Role: Professional boxer
  • Date of birth: 24 June, 1967
  • Place of birth: San Francisco, USA
  • Net worth: $3 million 

Mia St.John is not only a model who has appeared in Playboy but one of the best female boxers ever, a taekwondo champion and a businesswoman.

She is famous for being the World Boxing Council champion in the super welterweight division. In addition, Mia gained an IFBA lightweight boxing world title and the IBA championship in Beijing, China. In 1997, she made her pro boxing debut, knocking out Angellica Villain in 54 seconds and earning the nickname “The Knockout.”

Her boxing career ended in 2017 with 65 fights, 49 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws. 

Katie Taylor

  • Name: Katie Taylor
  • Profession/Role: Amateur Boxer
  • Date of birth: 02 July, 1986
  • Place of birth: Bray, Ireland
  • Net Worth: $2 million

One of the best female boxers today, Katie Taylor, is the only person in box history to have held all four titles (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO) simultaneously. As an amateur boxer, Taylor won five gold medals in a row at the Women’s World Championships. In addition, she took gold at the European Champions six times and the European Union Championships five times. Katie is credited with elevating the profile of women’s boxing in Ireland, particularly after winning gold at the London 2012 Olympics. 

This undisputed world champion got her 20th win in the match vs Firuza Sharipova in Liverpool, thus cementing her position as one of the world’s best active female boxers. 

Ann Wolfe

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  • Name: Ann Wolfie
  • Profession/Role: Boxer, Trainer, Actress
  • Date of birth: 17 January, 1971
  • Place of birth: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Net worth: $3 million

Ann Wolfe, the girl who punches the hardest, began her boxing career in 1998 when she beat Brenda Lee by a four-round decision.

Despite being retired from boxing, she’s still a personal trainer and coaches pro boxers, including James Kirkland. Moreover, Wolf played the Amazon warrior Artemis in the 2017 Hollywood blockbuster Wonder Woman.

In 2004, Wolfe won the IBA world Light Heavyweight title after knocking out the unbeaten champion and former NCAA basketball player Vonda Ward in the first round in one minute and eight seconds, which attracted only more viewers to women boxing.

Jessica McCaskill

  • Name: Jessica McCaskill
  • Profession/Role: Boxer
  • Date of birth: 8 September, 1984
  • Place of birth: St.Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Net Worth: $200,000

Jessica McCaskill began boxing professionally on 22nd August 2015, when she defeated Tyrea Nichole Duncan with a technical knockout. A year later, she was signed by Warriors Boxing. 

Jessica has held the undisputed and the IBO female welterweight titles since 2020, the WBC female super lightweight title for two years, from 2018 to 2020, and the WBA lightweight title in 2017, making her one of the best female boxers in the USA.

Among her most formidable rivals was Olympic gold medal boxer Katie Taylor. Jessica lost through a unanimous decision in the Katie Taylor vs Jessica McCaskill match on 17th December 2017. 

So far, Jessica’s had 13 fights, 11 wins, and 2 losses. 

Claressa Shields

  • Name: Claressa Maria Shields
  • Profession/Role: Professional boxer
  • Date of birth: 17 March, 1995
  • Place of birth: Flint, Michigan, USA
  • Net Worth: $3.5 million

Claressa Shields is one of the best young female boxers and an MMA fighter. So far, she hasn’t lost a fight during her professional career, which officially began in 2016.

Shields is the only boxer in history to hold all four major world titles in boxing – WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO – in two weight classes simultaneously.

She took home gold at the 2014 Boxing World Championships in South Korea and Toronto’s 2015 Pan American Games. Her professional boxing record is 12 total fights and 12 wins.

Savannah Marshall

  • Name: Savannah Marshall
  • Profession/Role: Professional boxer
  • Date of birth: 19 May, 1991
  • Place of birth: Hartlepool, County Durham, England
  • Net Worth: $2.4 million

This British lady, Savannah Marshall, sure knows her way around a punch! 

She’s been holding the WBO female middleweight title since 2020 and was named the second-best active female middleweight globally by BoxRec, and The Ring called her the fifth-best active super middleweight.

As an eleven-year-old, she became the first British female world champion when she won the gold medal at the 2012 World Championships. Because of her shy character, she got the nickname “Silent Assassin”.

So far, she’s had 10 fights and no losses. 8 of those were knockouts, and 2 she won by decision. 

Regina Halmich

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  • Name: Regina Halmich
  • Profession/Role: Professional boxer
  • Date of birth: 22 November, 1976
  • Place of birth: Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Net Worth: $1.5 million

Regina Halmich is a German professional boxer known as one of the top ten best female boxers. She retired in 2007 with 56 total fights, 1 loss and 1 draw. Moreover, 54 of her fights she won by knockout. Before she began boxing, Halmich was an amateur kickboxer champion and earned the European title.

During her career, she received the Golden Pyramid and the Boxer of the Year award and was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in Florida. However, boxing wasn’t her only passion. She had her own cosmetics line, and she modelled for some German magazines and websites. 

Cecilia Brækhus

  • Name: Cecilia Carmen Linda Brækhus
  • Profession/Role: Professional boxer
  • Date of birth: 28 September, 1981
  • Place of birth: Cartagena, Colombia
  • Net Worth: $1.5 million

Cecilia Brækhus was the undisputed female welterweight champion from 2014 to 2020, and she held the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO titles simultaneously. She had 38 fights during her professional career, and she had gone through the first 36 without a single loss. Moreover, 9 of those wins were knockouts, and 27 were won by decision. 

Besides her impressive boxing skills, she only lost twice to Jessica McCaskill in 2020 and 2021. 

The Boxing Writers Association of America named her Female Fighter of the Year in 2017. She also holds three Guinness World Records – a female boxing champion with the longest reign, the longest reign as a Four-Belt undisputed boxing champion and the Most Bouts Undefeated by a female world champion boxer.

Laila Ali

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  • Name: Laila Amaria Ali
  • Profession/Role: American television personality and professional boxer
  • Date of birth: 30 December, 1977
  • Place of birth: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
  • Net Worth: $10 million

Laila Ali doesn’t have a long boxing career since she only boxed for eight years, from 1999 to 2007. She did come undefeated, though, which is what one would expect from the daughter of Muhammad Ali, one of the best boxers ever to grace the ring. In her  24 matches, 21 were knockouts, and 3 won by a decision. 

Laila Ali held the boxing record in WBC, WIBA, IWBF and IBA female super middleweight, and the IWBF light heavyweight title.

Some of the most incredible women boxers from the current boxing ring didn’t get to face the fierce punches of Laila Ali since she retired fourteen years ago.

Lucia Rijker

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  • Name: Lucia Frederica Rijker
  • Profession/Role: Professional boxer, kickboxer and actress
  • Date of birth: 6 December, 1967
  • Place of birth: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Net Worth: $1 million – $5 million

Lucia Rijker comes from Holland. So what do we know her for? Three things mainly: kickboxing, acting, and most importantly, boxing.

Although she retired in 2004, she’s kept her boxing legacy all these years by setting records and through her accomplishments. The press even referred to as “The Most Dangerous Woman in the World”.

Lucia Rijker’s professional boxing career began on 19th June 1988 by knocking Vivien Gonzalez in the third round of a twelve-round match. She then resumed her boxing in 1996, where she knocked out Melinda Robinson in the first round of the match. 

Fast forward, by 2007, she had already had seventeen matches, none of which she’d lost, meaning  Lucia Rijker had a record of 17-0.


Although boxing is considered a man’s sport, these boxing ladies are breaking stereotypes as we speak, with their agility, determination and, most importantly, strength. 

We’ve mentioned only 10 of the best female boxers, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg since there are a lot of new talents and new aspiring ladies who are ready to punch their way to success. 

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