Who are the most famous female fighters?
Many famous women have shown their dedication to the sport of boxing by competing at the highest levels. Throughout its history, women's boxing has produced its share of dominant athletes, including multiple world champions, record-breakers, and first-timers, even in on NYfights.
Women's boxing has recently gained a lot of attention and popularity. Here, we'll examine a few of the most well-known female boxers in history.
Irish boxer Katie Taylor has held the WBA lightweight title since 2017, the IBF lightweight title since 2018, the WBC lightweight title, WBO lightweight title, The Ring magazine lightweight title since 2019, and the WBO junior welterweight title in 2019. After her 2019 win over Delfine Persoon, she joined an elite group of only eight boxers (male or female) to ever hold all four major world titles simultaneously. She became famous in her home country of Ireland and all over the world for women's boxing.
Formerly the WBO female middleweight champion, British boxer Savannah Rose Marshall lost the title to American boxer Amanda Nunes in 2021. In 2012 after winning gold in the World Championships as an amateur, she made history as the first British woman to hold that title. Her timidity has earned her the moniker "Silent Assassin." She ranks as the world's second best active female middleweight by BoxRec and as the world's fifth best active super-middleweight by The Ring as of October 2020. Savannah Marshall has had to wait patiently for similar opportunities after making her debut at the massive Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor event. In 2020, the talented British citizen defeated Hannah Rankin to win the title of world champion.
Apart from the fact that she is a pro boxer, she has also dabbled in MMA. She has held lots of global titles in 3 different weight categories, such as the 2021 undisputed women's light middleweight, the 2019/2020 undisputed women's middleweight title, as well as 2017/2018 combined women's super middleweight titles. Shields currently holds the record for winning the most professional matches before becoming the 2 and 3-weight world champion. She is presently categorized as the no2 active female boxer, pound for pound, by ESPN and The Ring, as well as the top female middleweight globally as of July 2022. She gained qualifications for the 2012 Olympics in May, and she later became the first woman in America to take home a gold medal in the sport.
Ann Wolfe, who retired in 2006 after stopping 16 of her 26 opponents, is regarded as the sport's hardest-hitting female fighter. Ann Wolfe is as tough as they come, and she owns one of the greatest knockouts in boxing history. Wolfe, who debuted in 1998, has won titles in two different weight classes: super-middleweight with the WBA-NABA and light-heavyweight with the International Boxing Association. Wolfe knocked out Vonda Ward in the first round of their 2004 fight with a devastating punch that is still talked about today. When in 2004 the American won the IBA light-heavyweight title, she became the first boxer since Henry Armstrong to simultaneously hold world titles in three different weight categories.
The legendary Muhammad Ali is the father of Laila Ali, the greatest heavyweight in history. In contrast, the American created her own storied legacy in women's boxing by going 24-0 during her career and winning world championships at both super-middleweight and light-heavyweight. After making her professional debut in 1999, Ali made history in 2001 when she defeated Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, the daughter of Joe Frazier, in the main event of a pay-per-view. Ali is a former super-middleweight champion of the IBA, IWBF, WBC, and WIBA, and a former light-heavyweight champion of the IWBF. Despite the immense pressure that comes with being the daughter of a legend, Ali has succeeded. Now a TV personality, it's interesting to speculate about how Ali would fare against today's boxers.
Female boxing's profile and popularity have skyrocketed in recent years, but the sport has a long and illustrious history of great competitors, including in Europe, who paved the way for today's crop of stars. The world knows these women for what they have accomplished and how talented they are.