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Top 10 Best Female Boxers 2023 Rankings | Fighter of the Year

Ranking the Top 10 Best Female Boxers of 2023 Rankings to determine the Fighter of the Year as Amanda Serrano leads the way

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By admin | January 11, 2024

Fighter of the Year 2023 Rankings

This list was difficult as any boxer in the Top 3 could have been 2023 Fighter of the Year. It came down to multiple fights, the level of the opponents, performance, and historic moments. Before we get to the Top 10 Best Female Boxers of 2023 Rankings here are our honorable mentions that barely missed the list.

Honorable Mentions

Terri Harper

Claressa Shields

Ema Kozin

Top 10 Best Female Boxers 2023 Rankings

10. Ellie Scotney

Title(s):

  • IBF Super Bantamweight World Champion

Starting the list, we have the newly minted IBF World Super Bantamweight world champion, Ellie Scotney. The young Australian boxer won her first world title this year, after securing multiple regional titles last year.

She won the IBF title after defeating Cherneka Johnson in June and successfully defended her title against Laura Soledad Griffa in September.

So, 2023 has without a doubt been the biggest year of the young boxer’s career and earns her a spot on our list.  

9. Natasha Jonas

Title(s):

  • The Ring Super Welterweight World Champion
  • IBF Welterweight World Champion

Though Jonas only fought once this year, it was a big fight with high stakes. She moved down in weight to fight for the vacant IBF female welterweight title.

She defeated Kandi Wyatt with an impressive TKO and became a two-division world champion.

Jones also has a fight scheduled for next month and will be defending her new title against former Unified super-featherweight world champion Mikaela Mayer

8. Yesica Nery Plata

Title(s):

  • WBA Junior Flyweight World Champion
  • WBC Junior Flyweight World Champion

At number 8, we have the current unified WBA and WBC Light flyweight world champion, Yesica Nery Plata. The Mexican boxer has had an incredible year, becoming a unified champion, and defending her titles as well.

In January, she defeated Kim Clavel to conquer the WBC title, and earlier in December, she defended both her titles in a competitive fight against Sarah Bormann, winning via Split Decision. 

7. Mikaela Mayer

Title(s):

  • WBC Lightweight Interim Champion

2023 has been a big year for the former Unified super-Featherweight world champion. She moved up to lightweight where she started the year by winning the WBC Interim World Lightweight title in April.

She closed the year with an impressive win over Silvia Bortot and is now scheduled to fight Natacha Jones for the IBF welterweight world title on January 24th.

So, with two impressive wins, an Interim title win, and a title shot in a new division, Mayer makes it in our list of best female boxers of the year. 

6. Yokasta Valle

Title(s):

  • IBF Strawweight World Champion
  • WBO Strawweight World Champion

Yokasta Valle has been quite active in 2023. The Unified WBO and IBF world Minimumweight world champion added three successful title defenses to her record, solidifying herself as the best female Minimumweight boxer in the world.

She started the year with a win over Jessica Basulto Salazar in March, followed by wins against Maria Micheo Santizo and Anabel Ortiz in September and November. 

5. Gabriela Fundora

Title(s):

  • IBF Flyweight World Champion

Now in the Top 5 of the Top 10 Best Female Boxers is Gabriela Fundora. Fundora’s 2023 journey has been quite impressive. The young and undefeated boxer fought three times in 2023, winning all her fights.

She started the year by winning the WBC Youth World Flyweight title in March. Then she made a quick comeback, winning a fight against Maria Micheo Santizo only a couple of weeks later.

In October, she got her first title shot against Arely Mucino. She knocked out the champ in 5 rounds and became the IBF World Flyweight champion. 

4. Alycia Baumgardner

Title(s):

  • WBA Super Featherweight World Champion
  • WBC Super Featherweight World Champion
  • IBF Super Featherweight World Champion
  • WBO Super Featherweight World Champion
  • The Ring Super Featherweight World Champion

After winning an undisputed world title and successfully defending it this year, Alycia Baumgardner deserves to be on our list of best female boxers of 2023.

In February, she fought Elhem Mekhaled, with her unified WBC, WBO, IBO, and IBF titles on the line, along with Mekhaled’s WBC title.

In an incredible performance, which included two brutal knockdowns in round three, she won the fight, becoming the Undisputed Super Featherweight world champion.

And if that wasn’t enough, she came back in July and defended her undisputed title against Christina Linardatou. 

3. Savannah Marshall

Title(s):

  • WBA Super Middleweight World Champion
  • WBC Super Middleweight World Champion
  • IBF Super Middleweight World Champion
  • WBO Super Middleweight World Champion
  • The Ring Super Middleweight World Champion

Becoming an Undisputed champion in boxing isn’t an easy feat. This is why 2023 has been such a massive year for Savannah Marshall’s career.

After losing an undisputed title shot against Claressa Shields last year, Savannah Marshall got an unexpected opportunity to face off against Franchon Crews Dezurn in August, with the Undisputed super-middleweight title on the line. Marshall made the most of the opportunity and won the fight via Majority decision.

2. Katie Taylor

Title(s):

  • WBA Super Lightweight World Champion
  • WBC Super Lightweight World Champion
  • IBF Super Lightweight World Champion
  • WBO Super Lightweight World Champion
  • The Ring Super Lightweight World Champion

2023 has been a massive year for Taylor’s career, as she accomplished the incredible feat of becoming a two-division, undisputed boxing world champion.

For her first fight of the year, She moved up to light welterweight to challenge the undisputed champion, Chantelle Cameron. However, after a competitive bout, she lost by Majority Decision.

She came back in November and fought Cameron in a highly anticipated rematch. She won the fight, along with the undisputed Light welterweight title, becoming one of few fighters to hold undisputed world titles in two weight divisions. 

1. Amanda Serrano

Title(s):

  • WBA Featherweight World Champion
  • WBC Featherweight World Champion
  • IBF Featherweight World Champion
  • WBO Featherweight World Champion
  • The Ring Featherweight World Champion

With three fights and three wins in 2023, Serrano has had an incredible year. She started the year off by defeating the WBA Featherweight champion Erika Cruz, and finally became the Undisputed Champion at featherweight.

Even after achieving such a feat, she remained active for the rest of the year, and defended the undisputed title twice, once against Heather Hardy, and once against Danila Ramos.

Serrano has achieved in this year alone what many boxers fail to achieve in their entire careers, and therefore, she gets the top spot on our Top 10 Best Female Boxers list and is our 2023 female boxer of the year.

How would you rank these Contenders and Boxing Champions in the Women’s 2023 Rankings? Rank below to be added in the Power Rankings.

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