Female Athletes The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time  

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List Rules Any professional female boxer from any weight class and any era. No MMA or martial artists

Are Mia St. John or Laila Ali the greatest female boxers of all-time? They may certainly be the best known on this list of the greatest female boxers but maybe other female boxers like Theresa Arnold, Brenda Burnside, Jackie Chavez, Jaime Clampitt, or Holly Holm hold that distinction? Many of these women are also among the greatest current female boxers in the world. Do great female boxers with boxing blood in their family like Jackie Frazier-Lyde or Suzanne Riccio-Major deserve that distinction?

Who is the best female boxer ever? Vote below on who you think the best female boxers of all time are in the list below and if you see any female boxers missing from the list, feel free to add them so that other boxing fans and Rankers can vote on you additions!

list ordered by

1
470 78
Katie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
age 32

2
150 47
Deirdre Gogarty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Deirdre Gogarty age 49

3
355 356
Laila Ali is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
age 41

4
365 375
Cecilia Brækhus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time

5
181 184
Ann Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Ann Wolfe age 47

6
164 167
Lucia Rijker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
age 51

7
199 206
Mary Kom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 35

8
232 243
Holly Holm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
age 37

9
93 99
Christy Martin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time

10
62 64
Claressa Shields is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
DaveCarlson added Claressa Shields

2x Olympic Gold Medalist (2012, 2016)

11
78 84
Mia St. John is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
age 51

12
71 78
Christian Hammer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
boxinglove added age 31

13
64 70
Regina Halmich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time

14
39 44
Vonda Ward is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
age 45

15
25 28
Eva Wahlström is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time

16
32 37
Jackie Nava is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
age 38

17
28 32
Ada Vélez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Ada Vélez age 48

18
39 46
Marcela Acuña is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time

19
22 25
Daisy Lang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Daisy Lang age 46

20
35 42
Natascha Ragosina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Natascha Ragosina age 42

21
34 41
Giselle Salandy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Died at 22 (1987-2009)

22
19 22
Kathy Long is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
age 54

23
19 22
Melinda Cooper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time

24
19 22
Ina Menzer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
boxinglove added Ina Menzer

25
36 44
Jackie Frazier-Lyde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time