Best of Women’s Boxing 2016


 Fighter of the Year:

2016- Marcela Eliana Acuna

2015- Jessica Chavez

2014- Cecilia Braekhus

2013- Delfine Persoon


Fight of the Year:

2016- Jessica Chavez MD-10 Esmeralda Moreno

2015: Ibeth Zamora Silva UD-10 Esmeralda Moreno

2014: Delfine Persoon UD-10 Erica Anabella Farias

2013: Melissa McMorrow SD-10 Nadia Raoui


Knockout of the Year:

2016- Marcela Eliana Acuna KO-10 Yesica Patricia Marcos

2015-Mayerlin Rivas TKO-4 Sayda Mosquera

2014- Anne Sophie Mathis NC-5 Christina Hammer

2013-Diana Prazak KO-8 Frida Wallberg

Upset of the Year:

2016- Fatuma Zarika SD-10 Alicia Ashley

2015-Edith Soledad Matthysse UD-10 Jelena Mrdjenovich

2014- Ana Laura Esteche UD-10 Monica Silvina Acosta

2013- Riyo Toga TKO-1 Mariana Juarez


Comeback Fighter of the Year:

2016- Cecilia Braekhus

2015- Chris Namus

2014- Jackie Nava

2013- Susi Kentikian

Robbery of the Year:

2016- Mariana Juarez MD-10 Irma Garcia

2015- Mariana Juarez SD-10 Vanesa Lorena Taborda

2014- Mariana Juarez UD-10 Melissa McMorrow

2013- Jennifer Retzke D-10 Florence Muthoni

Event of the Year:

2016- Claressa Shields wins second gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games

2015- Former multi-division women’s boxing champion Holly Holm defeats Ronda Rousey

2014- First-ever WBC Women’s Boxing Convention

2013- Holly Holm leaves boxing for mixed martial arts

Prospect of the Year:

2016- Katie Taylor

2015- Seniesa Estrada

2014- Farida El Hadrati

2013- Joselyn Arroyo Ruiz

Most Important Fight:

2016- Heather Hardy MD-10 Shelly Vincent * Played on PBC telecast in USA

2015- Ginny Fuchs defeats Marlen Esparza at the USA Olympic Trials (amateur)

2014- Alex Love defeats Julie La Disa (amateur)

2013- Cecilia Braekhus TKO-3 Mia St. John

 State of the Game:

Best Amateur: Estelle Mossely

Best Boxer: Cecilia Braekhus

Best Slugger: Delfine Persoon

Best Defense: Cecilia Braekhus

Best In-fighter: Zulina Munoz

Best Power Puncher: Jelena Mrdjenovich

Best Fighter nobody knows: Anabel Ortiz/Yuko Kuroki

Keep an eye on: Sofya Ochigava

I want to see more of: Ronica Jeffrey

Give this fighter a title shot: Tori Nelson

Most Aggressive: Amanda Serrano

Most fun to watch: Zulina Munoz

Most Improved: Shannon O’Connell

Most Avoided: Erica Anabella Farias

Most Protected: Debora Anahi Dionicius

On the rise: Ewa Brodnicka

On the decline: Yazmin Rivas

Underrated: Gaelle Amand

Overrated: Romona Kuehne

Six fights we want to see in 2016:

1- Amanda Serrano vs. Jelena Mrdjenovich

2- Shannon O’Connell vs. Heather Hardy

3- Ibeth Zamora Silva vs. Yesica Yolanda Bopp

4- Jessica Chavez vs. Esmeralda Moreno III

5- Cecilia Braekhus vs. Erica Farias

6- Katie Taylor vs. Sofia Ochigava


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