Women’s Boxing Pound-for-Pound Rankings: March 2014

Women’s Boxing Pound-for-Pound Rankings: March 2014

1- Cecilia Braekhus (24-0, 7 KOs) Norway, welterweight

2- Erica Anabella Farias (19-0, 9 KOs) Argentina, lightweight

3- Christina Hammer (17-0, 8 KOs) Germany, middleweight, super-middleweight

4- Yesica Yolanda Bopp (26-1, 12 KOs) Argentina, light-flyweight

5- Ann Sophie Mathis (27-3, 23 KOs) France, light middleweight

6- Marcela Eliana Acuna (40-6-1, 17 KOs) Argentina, light featherweight

7- Jessica Chavez (19-3-3, 4 KOs) Mexico, light-flyweight

8- Delfine Persoon (28-1, 13 KOs) Belgium, lightweight

9- Jelena Mrdjenovich (32-9-1, 16 KOs) Canada, featherweight

10- Diana Prazak (13-2, 9 KOs) Australia/USA super-featherweight

11- Ibeth Zamora Silva (19-5, 8 KOs) Mexico, light-flyweight

12- Naoko Fujioka (11-0, 6 KOs) Japan, super-flyweight

13- Susi Kentikian (32-2, 16 KOs) Germany, flyweight

14- Ava Knight (12-2-3, 5 KOs) USA, flyweight

15- Zulina Munoz (41-1-2, 26 KOs) Mexico, super-flyweight

16- Marina Juarez (39-7-3, 16 KOs) Mexico, super-flyweight

17- Melissa McMorrow (9-4-3, 1 KO) USA, flyweight

18- Ji-Hyun Park (19-2, 5 KOs) South Korea, minimumweight

19- Alejandra Marina Oliveras (31-2-2, 16 KOs) Argentina, light welterweight

20- Daniela Romina Bermudez (16-2-2, 5 KOs) Argentina, super-flyweight

New: None

Dropped out:  None

On the doorstep: Fernanda Soledad Alegre

Best of the rest: Fernanda Soledad Alegre, Arely Mucino, Yesica Patricia Marcos, Melissa Hernandez, Ana Laura Esteche, Hyun-Mi Choi, Irma Sanchez, Ronica Jeffrey, Amanda Serrano, Tori Nelson, Jessica Gonzalez, Shindo Go, Alicia Ashley, Monica Silvina Acosta, Anabel Ortiz and Etsuko Tada.

#1 Cecilia Braekhus “First Lady of Boxing”

Age: 32

Home: Bergen, Norway

Record: 24-0, 7 KOs

Titles: WBA, WBC, & WBO welterweight

Defenses: WBC (13), WBA (12), WBO (10)

Last fight: UD-10 Myriam Lamare

Next fight: TBA

Style: Boxer-puncher

Best wins: Anne Sophie Mathis, Oxandia Castillo

The world’s top female fighter is at the height of her game as her performance dismantling former world champion Myriam Lamare suggests. What next? Nelson, Tenge, or perhaps Hammer at middleweight? If ever there was an opportunity for Braekhus to face Holly Holm with both fighters functioning at their physical primes, it is 2014.


#2 Erica Anabella Farias “La Pantera”

Age: 29

Home: Virreyes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Record: 19-0, 9 KOs

Titles: WBC lightweight

Defenses: (11) over nearly 4 years.

Last fight: UD-10 Maria Eugenia Lopez

Next fight: 4-20-14 Delfine Persoon

Style: Slugger * has improved fighting from range – moves well

Best wins: Ann Saccurato, Melissa Hernandez

* Took a keep-the-rust-off-fight defeating Lopez by a wide decision victory on March 1 in a tune-up for the super-fight in Belgium on April 20 against premiere power-puncher, Delfine Persoon.

#3 Christina Hammer

Age: 23

Home: Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (Kazakhstan)

Record: 17-0, 8 KOs

Titles: WBF & WBO middleweight, WBO super-middleweight

Defenses: WBO (7), WBF (7), WBO SMW (0)

Last fight: UD-10 Jessica Balogun

Next fight: TBA

Style: Boxer

Best wins: Teresa Perozzi

* Dominated an under-sized, but game opponent in Balogun winning each round on all three scorecards in route to a ten-round unanimous decision victory. What’s next? Maybe Anne Sophie Mathis, who hasn’t entered the ring since early June?

Mark A. Jones




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