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The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time

Updated February 7, 2020 12.8k votes 3.5k voters 50.6k views74 items

List RulesAny 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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  • Katie Taylor1
    1,078
    407

    BirthplaceBray, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

  • Laila Ali2
    826
    627

    Laila Ali

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceMiami Beach, Florida, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionSuper middleweight

  • Lucia Rijker3
    324
    256

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

    Weight DivisionSuper middleweight

  • Cecilia Brækhus4
    563
    479

    Cecilia Brækhus

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceCartagena, Colombia

    NationalityNorway

    Weight DivisionWelterweight

  • Claressa Shields5
    423
    352

    Claressa Shields

    2x Olympic Gold Medalist (2012, 2016)

  • Ann Wolfe6
    419
    354

    Ann Wolfe

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionSuper middleweight

  • Holly Holm7
    403
    350

    Holly Holm

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionWelterweight

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  • Mary Kom8
    409
    373

    Mary Kom

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceChurachandpur district, India

    NationalityIndia

  • Christy Martin9

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  • Mia St. John10
    146
    143

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionLightweight

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  • Deirdre Gogarty11
    248
    262

    Deirdre Gogarty

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceDrogheda, Republic of Ireland

  • Regina Halmich12
    102
    111

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionSuper flyweight

  • Vonda Ward13
    81
    87

    Vonda Ward

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceMacedonia, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

  • Yvonne Trevino14
    25
    17

    Yvonne Trevino

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

  • Mary Jo Sanders15
    60
    65

    Mary Jo Sanders

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceAuburn Hills, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionLight middleweight

  • Yesica Bopp16
    40
    39

    Yesica Bopp

  • Jaime Clampitt17
    25
    20

    Jaime Clampitt

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceSaskatchewan, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • Rain Mako18
    22
    17

    Rain Mako

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceChristchurch, New Zealand

  • Kathy Long19
    39
    42

    Kathy Long

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • Jackie Nava20
    60
    71

    BirthplaceTijuana, Mexico

    Weight DivisionSuper bantamweight, Featherweight, Bantamweight

  • Jane Couch21
    32
    35

    Jane Couch

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceFleetwood, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

  • Sumya Anani22
    24
    25

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • Jackie Frazier-Lyde23
    62
    79

    Jackie Frazier-Lyde

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceBeaufort, South Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionSuper middleweight

  • Marcela Acuña24
    59
    75

    BirthplaceFormosa, Argentina

    Weight DivisionSuper bantamweight

  • Susianna Kentikian25

    BirthplaceYerevan, Armenia

    NationalityArmenia, Germany

    Weight DivisionFlyweight