One of the most popular and lucrative sports in the world is boxing. In 1904, women’s boxing competed for the first time in a demonstration match at the Olympic Games. The Swedish Amateur Boxing Association, which sanctioned female boxing events in 1988, was the first to introduce the rival competition.
The first female boxing competition was sanctioned by the British Amateur Boxing Association in 1997. Sadly, female boxing did not compete at the Olympics in 2008.
In light of this, we are going to name some tough women who went on to conquer the ring in the top 10 female boxers of all time.
In addition to legendary male boxers, numerous great female fighters are praised for their incredible accomplishments.
Therefore, let’s take a look at the top ten female boxers of all time.
A German professional boxer who was born on November 22, 1976, is regarded as one of the most successful female boxers in history. She is also famous for helping to make female boxing popular in Europe.
As an amateur, Halmich won the German kickboxing championship in 1992 and 1993. In 1994, she won the same title again alongside the European title. Regina was the Junior Flyweight, Flyweight, and Super Flyweight world champion for the WIBF.
This actress, martial artist, and athlete, Ronda Rousey, comes in second place on this list. She holds numerous records in sports like Judo and other martial arts in addition to being a talented boxing champion.
She is indeed the most talented and versatile athlete the boxing world has ever seen, and it is unnecessary to disclose that she was the first UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Additionally, she ranks among the greatest female MMA fighters ever.
Laila Amaria Ali, a retired professional boxer from the United States, was born on December 30, 1977.
Laila is her father’s youngest child with Veronica Porsche Ali, his third wife. In an interview with Diane Sawyer that aired on “Good Morning America,” Laila made the initial announcement that she would train as a professional boxer.
Lucia Frederica Rijker is a retired Dutch professional female boxer who was born on December 6, 1967. She is best known for her work as an actress and kickboxer. She was frequently dubbed “The Most Dangerous Woman in the World” by her adversaries and the media.
She began her judo training and martial arts career when she was just six years old. A year later, she joined the Dutch National Softball Team. When Lucia was fifteen, she started boxing.
In her active career, she also won five world titles. In 1997 and 1998, she was named European WIBF Boxing Champion.
Born on January 17, 1971, rose to prominence as one of the best fighters and hardest punchers in women’s boxing history. She held world titles in four weight classes at the same time.
Wolfe won her first title, the IFBA Junior Middleweight title, by decision after ten rounds against Vienna Williams. She defeated Gina Nicholas by knockout in three rounds to claim the vacant WIBA Light Middleweight title.
Mia St. John is a Mexican-American professional boxer. Mia Rosales St. John was born on June 24, 1967, and she is currently the IBA and IFBA lightweight champion as well as the former WBC champion in the super welterweight division.
She is also a successful model, businesswoman, and taekwondo champion, in addition to her active fighting career. At the age of 29, Mia made the decision to become a professional boxer. On February 14, 1997, she made her debut by knocking out Angelica Villain in the first round in 54 seconds. Her accomplishment earned her the moniker “The Knockout.”
Christy Renea Martin is an American boxing pro who was born Christy Salters Martin on June 12, 1968, in Mullens, West Virginia. Being “the most successful and prominent female boxer in the United States” and “legitimizing” women’s participation in boxing are two of the reasons she is well-liked.
She has won 49 bouts in her boxing career, including 31 knockout victories, 5 losses, and 3 draws. Christy frequently attends the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremonies.
Holly Holm is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Holly Holm was born on October 17, 1981, in Sandia Heights, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In 2005, Holly was named “Female Athlete of the Year” by the Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame. In 2013, she was also inducted into the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame.
Mary Jo Sanders, a female professional boxer, is the daughter of NFL Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders. She was born on January 13, 1974, in Auburn Hills, Michigan. In 2008, Sanders defeated Holly Holm in a fight that had been highly anticipated.
She holds the record with 25 victories, eight of which came via knockout, just one loss, and one draw. WBC Female Light Welterweight Champion, WIBA Female Welterweight Champion, WBC Female Welterweight Champion, and WIBA Light Middleweight Champion were all bestowed upon Mary Jo Sanders.
Joenette Giselle Ife Salandy ORTT, better known by her stage name Gizelle Salandy, was born on January 25, 1987. She was a Trinidadian boxer who competed internationally and never lost. The Boxrec has awarded her the title of “No. 1 light middleweight female boxer all-time.”
Giselle crushed Manela Daniel’s world to come out on top for the NABC Big showdown on 23 September 2005 at eighteen years old while turning into the most youthful female on the planet to bring home the NABC Big showdown. The renowned young boxer was killed in a car accident on January 4, 2009.