Boxing is a sport that has been around for centuries, and it has only gained more popularity over time. Over the years, there have been many great women boxers who have made history and inspired many others to pursue the sport as well. Women’s boxing is a relatively new phenomenon. It wasn’t until the 1990s that the sport was accepted as an Olympic sport. In this article, we will take a look at the top 10 women boxers in history.
Laila Ali is the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, and she followed in his footsteps to become a professional boxer. She had a record of 24-0 with 21 knockouts and was the WBC, WIBA, IWBF, and IBA Super Middleweight champion. Ali was a fierce fighter who was known for her strength, quickness, and agility. She retired from boxing in 2007 with an undefeated record.
Claressa Shields is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and the first American woman to win a gold medal in boxing. She is 13-0 as a professional boxer and is the current undisputed middleweight champion. Shields is a tough fighter who is known for her strong punches and fast footwork.
Ann Wolfe is another tough female boxer who had a record of 24-1 with 16 knockouts. She was the four-time World Champion and the current IBA Middleweight titleholder. Wolfe was known for her aggressive fighting style and her powerful punches.
Regina Halmich is a German boxer who retired with a record of 54-1 with 16 knockouts. She was the WIBF Flyweight Champion and the reigning champion for over a decade. Halmich was known for her quickness and her ability to outsmart her opponents in the ring.
Christy Martin was one of the pioneers of women’s boxing and had a record of 49-7-3 with 31 knockouts. She held the WBC Female Lightweight, WBC Female Jr. Welterweight, and the IFBA Female Lightweight titles. Martin was a strong fighter who was known for her punching power and her ability to take a hit.
Lucia Rijker is a Dutch boxer who was known as “The Most Dangerous Woman in the World.” She had a record of 17-0 with 14 knockouts and was the WIBF Lightweight Champion. Rijker was a powerful fighter who was known for her devastating punches and her aggressive fighting style.
Katie Taylor is an Irish boxer who has a record of 22-0 with 6 knockouts. She was the Olympic Gold Medalist in 2012 and the current undisputed WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO Lightweight champion. Taylor is a quick and agile fighter who is known for her strong punches and her ability to outsmart her opponents.
Holly Holm is a former professional boxer who has a record of 33-2-3 with 9 knockouts. She held the WBA, IBF, and WBF Female Jr. Welterweight titles as well as the IBA and IFBA Female Lightweight titles. Holm is known for her powerful kicks and her ability to knock out her opponents.
Mary Kom is an Indian boxer who has won seven amateur world championships and was the Olympic bronze medalist in 2012. She has a record of 51-1 and is a former WBA Female World Flyweight champion. Kom is a quick fighter who is known for her ability to move around the ring and avoid her opponent’s attacks.
Cecilia Braekhus is a Norwegian boxer who has a record of 37-2 with 9 knockouts. She held the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO Female Welterweight titles and was considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Braekhus is known for her quickness and her ability to outsmart her opponents in the ring.
These 10 female boxers are just a few of the many women who have made history in the sport of boxing. Each of these fighters has their own unique fighting style, but they all share a common passion for the sport and a dedication to being the best. They have inspired many others to pursue the sport and have helped to break down barriers for other women in the world of sports. We can only hope that there will be many more talented female boxers in the future who will continue to make history in this exciting sport.