Women's division rankings. May 1, 2023


1) Franchon Crews-DeZurn (US) (8-1) Holds all four major belts, will face Savannah Marshall next in what should be a good fight.

2) Savannah Marshall (Eng) (12-1) Steps up a division to challenge for undisputed.

3) Shadasia Green (US) (12-0) Is in line to face the winner of Crews-DeZurn/Marshall.

4) Christina Hammer (Kaz) (28-1) Still waiting for a shot at one of the top three.

5) Raquel Miller (US) (13-0) Has a bout scheduled next month, but at 38 is running out of time to make a move at 168.


1) Claressa Shields (US) (13-0) The undisputed champ will face Hanna Gabriels in her next fight.

2) Savannah Marshall (Eng) (12-1) Despite the move up to 168 is still expected to rematch with Shields at some point.

3) Hanna Gabriels (Costa Rica) (21-2-1) Hasn't fought in more than two years but did knock down Shields in their first fight despite losing a UD.

4-5) Still waiting for any other fighter to make a serious mark in the division.


1) Natasha Jonas (Eng) (13-2-1) Holds the WBC, IBF and WBO titles. Next title defense scheduled but no opponent named yet.

2) Terri Harper (Eng) (13-1-1) WBA champ will face Cecilia Braekhus this month.

3) Cecilia Braekhus (Columbia) (37-2) The legendary former welterweight champ takes on Harper next.

4) Femke Hermans (Belg.) (15-4) After thrashing Mary Spencer in her last fight, Hermans is a threat to anyone in at 154.

5) Patricia Berghult (Swe) (16-1) Only loss to Jonas, waiting for another chance.


1) Jessica McCaskill (US) (12-3) The WBC and WBA champ is always fun to watch and may have a good match up next.

2) Sandy Ryan (Eng) (6-1) Won the WBO title with an aggressive performance against Marie Houle then called out McCaskill.

3) Mary McGee (US) (28-4) The former 140-titlest is still a good fighter.

4) Ivana Habazin (Croatia) (21-4) Was in line to face McCaskill next, but may have to wait.

5) Marie Per Houle (Can) (8-1-1) Despite being on the receiving end of a horrible decision last year, Houle gave Ryan a decent fight in a loss.


1) Chantelle Cameron (ENG) (17-0) Undisputed champ is willing to take on any challenge. Beat welterweight champ McCaskill and now ready to face Katie Taylor.

2) Katie Taylor (Ire) (22-0) The Irish legend could have stayed at 135 and taken a much easier fight, but was willing to take on Cameron.

3) Christina Linardatou (Greece) (14-2) Got screwed out of fight with Mikaela Mayer at 135. Hopefully will be able to continue her career at her more natural weight.

4) Oshin Derieuw (Belg) (19-0) Still looking for bigger fights, but has looked good so far.

5) Jelena Janicijevic (Serbia) (5-1-1) 38-year-old with only seven fights but could be dangerous.


1) Katie Taylor (Ire) (22-0) the undisputed champ will likely return to 135 after the Cameron fight, hopefully against Serrano or Mayer.

2) Amanda Serrano (PR) (44-2-1) A rematch with Taylor is what everyone is looking forward to.

3) Mikaela Mayer (US) (18-1) Got a win in her first fight at 135. Gunning for a shot at Taylor or Serrano but a rematch with Alycia Baumgardner at 130 seems more likely.

4) Caroline Dubois (Eng) (6-0) The 22-year-old is already a star in the UK and has the makings of a great fighter.

5) Rhiannon Dixon (Eng) (8-0) A terrific prospect who will have to wait for a chance in a loaded division.


1) Alycia Baumgardner (US) (14-1) Holds all the major belts with a lot of potentially big fights in her future.

2) Mikaela Mayer (US) (17-1) Despite her insistence she is staying at 135, a rematch with Baumgardner is still her biggest fight.

3) Delfine Persoon (Belg) (47-3) Still very good in her late thirties but running out of time.

4) Elhem Mekhaled (Fr) (15-2) Gave Baumgardner and Persoon tough tests, good fighter.

5) Hyun Mi Choi (S. Korea) (20-0-1) Hasn't faced anyone significant in a good long while.


1) Amanda Serrano (PR) (44-2-1) The undisputed champ plans to return to 126 after the potential Taylor rematch but has bigger fights elsewhere.

2) Erika Cruz (Mex) (15-2) A ferocious fighter who gave Serrano a hell of a scrap, which means Cruz is pretty damn good.

3) Skye Nicholson (Aust) (7-0) The talent in undeniable but the entertainment value is lacking.

4) Sarah Mahfoud (Faore Islands) (12-1) was fairly competitive in a UD loss to Serrano. Good fighter.

5) Raven Chapman (Eng) (6-0) Still a prospect but is 29 and should move quickly.


1) Cherneka Johnson (NZ) (15-1) The IBF champ will face Ellie Scotney next.

2) Segolene LeFebrve (Fr) (17-0) Won the WBO title with a clear decision over Debora Dioncius.

3) Yamileth Mercado (Mex) (21-3) The WBC champ has faced good opposition but is still just 25.

4) Ellie Scotney (Eng) (6-0) The talented Brit will make a big jump to face Cherneka Johnson next.

5) Mayerlin Rivas (Venz) (17-4-2) The WBA champ signed with Matchroom last year and has done nothing since.


1) Dina Thorslund (Den) (19-0) The WBO is a mega talent trying to find a way to make fights since the demise of Probellum.

2) Ebanie Bridges (Aust) (9-1) The IBF champ is very good and very fun to watch.

3) Yuliahn Luna (Mex) (25-3-1) The WBC champ is another really good boxer in a very tough division

4) Nina Hughes (Eng) (5-0) The Brit won the WBA title from Jamie Mitchell but is already 40.

5) Shannon Courteney (Eng) (8-2) Will get a shot at Hughes if she can make weight.


1) Asley Gonzalez (Mex) (15-2) Won a close decision over Lourdes Juarez to win the WBC title.

2) Lourdes Juarez (Mex) (34-3) The terrific veteran will get a chance to regain her title from Gonzalez.

3) Clara Lescurat (Arg) (8-0) The WBA champ doesn't have much power but a slick boxer.

4) Micaela Lujan (Arg) (11-1-1) Is 23, holds the IBF title and has beaten some good fighters.

5) Taylah Robertson (Aust) (8-1) The 23-year-old lost to Shannon McConnell in her fourth pro fight but has look really good since.


1) Marlen Esparza (US) (13-1) The WBC and WBA champ is still trying to get unification bouts.

2) Arely Mucino (Mex) (32-3-2) The IBF title holder is really good.

3) Gabriela Alaniz (Arg) (14-0) The WBO champ has looked impressive and may get a crack at Esparza next.

4) Kenia Enriquez (Mex) (25-1) The former Jr. Flyweight title holder is a threat in a new division

5) Gabriela Fundora (US) (11-0) The 20 year old at 5-9 and 112 pounds represents the same nightmare match up for opponents as her brother Sebastian.


1) Yesica Nery (Mex) (29-2) The WBC and WBA champ has looked outstanding in her last several fights, with some potential hot match ups to come.

2) Evelin Bermudez (Arg) (18-1-1) The IBF and WBO champ is as good as anyone in the division.

3) Kim Clavel (Can) (16-1) Gave Nery a tremendous battle in their fight, looking for a rematch.

4) Tania Enriquez (Mex) (20-1) Acquitted herself well in a loss to Nery.

5) Leonela Yudica (Arg) (19-3-1) The former flyweight title holder dropped down to 108 and beat veteran contender Tamara DeMarco.


1) Senesia Estrada (US) (24-0) The WBC and WBA champ has a fight date scheduled but no opponent yet named.

2) Yokasta Valle (Costa Rica) (28-2) The IBF and WBO champ is a top-notch talent looking for an undisputed showdown with Estrada.

3) Tina Rupprecht (Ger) (12-1-1) Gave a valiant effort in a loss to Estrada.

4) Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen (Vietnam) (5-1) The only Vietnamese fighter male or female to ever hold a title belt. Lost to Valle but still a good fighter.

5) Sarah Bormann (Ger) (15-0) A really good fighter who hasn't gotten a shot at the top names yet.

ATOMWEIGHT (102 pounds)

1) Yuko Kuroki (Jap) (21-7-2) The WBO champ has fought high-level competition.

2) Nanae Suzuki (Jap) (11-6-1) Has lost two close decisions to Kuroki.

3) Mika Iwakawa (Jap) (12-6-1) Pulled an upset over Ayaka Miyao to win the IBF title last September.

4) Fabiana Bytyqi (Czech) (20-0-2) Scored a wide UD in a rematch with Elizabeth Corzo after being held to a draw in their first bout.

5) Ayaka Miyao (Jap) (25-10-2) Lost a close decision to Iwakawa, looking for a rematch.

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