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The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time 

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Updated February 7, 2020 10.9k votes 3.3k voters 48k views 74 items

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 women boxers of all time are in the list below and if you see any famous woman boxers missing from the list, feel free to add them so that other boxing fans and Rankers can vote on you additions!

 

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1
Katie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Age: 33

Birthplace: Bray, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Ireland

2
Laila Ali is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Age: 42

Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Weight Division: Super middleweight

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3
Cecilia Brækhus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Cecilia Brækhus Age: 38

Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia

Nationality: Norway

Weight Division: Welterweight

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4
Claressa Shields is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
DaveCarlson added Claressa Shields

2x Olympic Gold Medalist (2012, 2016)

5
Mary Kom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Age: 36

Birthplace: Churachandpur district, India

Nationality: India

6
Ann Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Ann Wolfe Age: 48

Birthplace: Austin, Texas

Nationality: United States of America

Weight Division: Super middleweight

7
Holly Holm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Age: 38

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Nationality: United States of America

Weight Division: Welterweight

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8
Lucia Rijker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Age: 52

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Weight Division: Super middleweight

9
Deirdre Gogarty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Deirdre Gogarty Age: 50

Birthplace: Drogheda, Republic of Ireland

10
Christy Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time

Birthplace: Athlone, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

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11
Mia St. John is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Age: 52

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Weight Division: Lightweight

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12
Regina Halmich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Age: 43

Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Weight Division: Super flyweight

13
Mary Jo Sanders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Mary Jo Sanders Age: 45

Birthplace: Auburn Hills, Michigan

Nationality: United States of America

Weight Division: Light middleweight

14
Vonda Ward is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Age: 46

Birthplace: Macedonia, Ohio

Nationality: United States of America

Weight Division: Heavyweight

15
Marcela Acuña is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Age: 43

Birthplace: Formosa, Argentina

Weight Division: Super bantamweight

16
Jackie Nava is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Age: 39

Birthplace: Tijuana, Mexico

Weight Division: Super bantamweight, Featherweight, Bantamweight

17
Natascha Ragosina is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Natascha Ragosina Age: 43

Birthplace: Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Nationality: Russia

Weight Division: Super middleweight

18
Eva Wahlström is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Age: 39

Birthplace: Finland

19
Yesica Bopp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
DaveCarlson added Yesica Bopp

Birthplace: Argentina

20
Ina Menzer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
boxinglove added Ina Menzer
21
Giselle Salandy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Dec. at 22 (1987-2009)

Birthplace: Siparia, Trinidad and Tobago

Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago

Weight Division: Light middleweight, Light welterweight

22
Chevelle Hallback is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Age: 48

Birthplace: Plant City, Florida

Nationality: United States of America

23
Jackie Frazier-Lyde is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Jackie Frazier-Lyde Age: 57

Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina

Nationality: United States of America

Weight Division: Super middleweight

24
Kathy Long is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Age: 55

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

25
Jane Couch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time
Jane Couch Age: 51

Birthplace: Fleetwood, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom