Nowadays, thanks to the tenacity and the iron will of so many, women’s boxing is now an unstoppable force that until recently, was dominated by man, and it is that, several years ago, women fighters were always overshadowed and in a certain way relegated by gender prejudices, since it was believed that they were not qualified to practice boxing, thus they were not recognized in the sports field.
However, after many years of intense fighting by women fighters, in 1993 USA Boxing, the regulator of amateur boxing in the United States, accepted women’s boxing throughout the country. However, many experts assure that the birth of modern women’s boxing occurred on March 15, 1996 with the fight between Christy Martin and Deirdre Gogarty, despite not being the main fight, the courage of the two warriors inside the ring surprised the fans, who without thinking surrendered to them and gave the match a standing ovation.
And so, after several years of effort, of a journey, of knocking on doors and finding them closed, of not giving in and fighting in search of dreams, women have achieved that dream, because now, many of them are the ones that star in big cards of the highest level, becoming the maximum representatives of boxing, who with their vibrant performances have positioned themselves as the best pound for pound, here they are:
Current WBC lightweight world champion who, after beating Delfine Persoon in 2019, became undisputed champion. As amateur, Taylor got several triumphs among them, five consecutive world championships, six European championships, gold in the European Games, five European Union championships and one gold in the Olympics. For which she was declared in 2016 as the best Irish athlete of the generation.
Record: W 18 (6 KO) L 0 D 0
WBC middleweight and super welterweight world champion, Claressa Shields is the first female boxer in history to conquer all four belts and become the undisputed world champion in two divisions. Originally from Flint, Michigan, Claressa is considered an icon of American boxing, not only for conquering two gold medals during the London Olympics in 2012 and Rio 2016, but also as a professional boxer since her debut in 2016 She has got several triumphs that have led her to position herself as number one, so much so that on March 5, her fight against Marie Eve Dicaire was the first women’s fight to headline a pay-per-view card since Laila Ali and Jacqui Frazier-Lyde in 2001.
Record: W 11 (KO 2) L 0 D 0
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, Jessica has become a benchmark in boxing, a world champion in two divisions who surprised the world when on August 15, 2020, defeated the absolute welterweight champion, Cecilia Braekhus, ending the 11-year reign of the Norwegian. A historic night where Jessica established herself as an unstoppable boxer and proud WBC welterweight champion.
Record: W 10 (KO 3) L 2 D 0
The current WBC super featherweight world champion, is a boxing icon in the United Kingdom who has quickly captivated the rest of the world, making herself known mainly with her triumph over Eva Wahlstrom in February 2020, where she established herself as a boxer with great punching power.
Record: W 11 (6 KO) L 0 D 1
Originally from Puerto Rico, Amanda is not only one of the beloveds of the fans but a tremendous exponent of boxing who has won world titles in seven different divisions, a fact that granted her a Guinness Record. Her feats inside the ring since her debut in 2009 have led her to write her name in the history of women’s boxing; However, the current WBC featherweight world champion, wants to leave an even more extensive legacy, so she ensures that she will continue to break down barriers and open doors for all the girls who want to shine in boxing.
Record: 40 (30 KO) L 1 D 1
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