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Top 10 Women’s Featherweight Boxing Rankings - September 2022

Updating the best female boxers in the Women’s Featherweight Boxing Rankings after Erika Cruz defeated Jelena Mrdjenovich by split decision to remain the WBA Featherweight World Champion. Also where Amanda Serrano, Sarah Mahfoud, and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | September 12, 2022 - 10:14 PM

Honorable Mention

Daniela Romina Bermúdez

Daniela Romina Bermúdez is a professional boxer from Argentina. She has a professional record of 29 wins, 4 losses, and 3 draws. Daniela Romina Bermúdez has held world titles in three different weight classes. She is a former two-time WBO female bantamweight world champion and the current IBF junior featherweight champion.

Since she has only one fight at featherweight, she can't be a part of the rankings, but she still deserves an honorable mention.




Top 10 Featherweight Boxers

10. Elena Gradinar

Elena Gradinar is a Russian Professional boxer, and she has a record of 11 wins and 2 losses. 

She is the former IBF intercontinental featherweight champion and fought Brenda Karen Carabajal for the IBF interim featherweight title as well. 

In her most recent fight, she defeated Yuliia Kutsenko via Majority decision, and there is no official announcement about her next fight yet.




9. Melissa Esquivel

Melissa Esquivel is a professional Boxer from Mexico, and she has a record of 12 wins 3 losses, and 1 draw. 

Melissa Esquivel is ranked #4 by Boxrec, she fought at super bantamweight in her most recent fight, however, before that she challenged Erika Cruz for the WBA Featherweight title. 

She lost to Cherneka Johnson in her most recent fight, and her next fight has not been announced yet.




8. Heather Hardy

Heather Hardy is an American professional boxer, and she has a record of 22 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. 

Hardy is the former WBO women's featherweight champion. She also held the  WBC International female title at both featherweight and Super bantamweight. 

In her most recent fight, she lost to Jessica Camara, and her next fight has not been announced yet.




7. Licia Boudersa

Licia Boudersa is a French boxer, and she has a professional boxing record of 17 wins, 1 loss, and 2 draws. 

Licia Boudersa is the former IBO world featherweight champion, and she briefly held the WBF super featherweight title as well. 

In her most recent fight, she defeated Ksenija Medic via Unanimous Decision, and her next fight has not been announced yet.




6. Brenda Carabajal

Title(s):

  • WBO Featherweight Interim Champion

Brenda Carabajal is a professional boxer from Argentina. She has a record of 19 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw. 

Carabajal is currently on a 3 fight-winning streak, and she was supposed to face Amanda Serrano last month, but the fight was canceled. 

She defeated Debora Dionicius via Majority Decision in her most recent fight, and there is no announcement about her next fight yet.




5. Nina Meinke

Nina Meinke is a German professional boxer, and she has a record of 10 wins and 3 losses. 

Nina Meinke is the former IBF featherweight world champion, and more recently, she held the European featherweight title as well. 

She fought Sarah Mahfoud for the IBF women's featherweight title in her most recent fight but lost.




4. Jelena Mrdjenovich

Jelena Mrdjenovich is a professional boxer from Canada, and she has a record of 41 wins, 11 losses, and 2 draws. 

Mrdjenovich has held multiple world championships in three weight classes. She is the former Unified WBA and WBC female featherweight champion and has held titles at lightweight and super featherweight as well. 

Last weekend, she faced off against Erika Cruz for the WBA women's featherweight title, however, she lost the fight via Unanimous Decision.




3. Erika Cruz

Title(s):

  • WBA Featherweight Champion

Erika Cruz is a professional boxer from Mexico, and she has a record of 15 wins and 0 losses. 

Erika Cruz is the current WBA women's featherweight world champion, and she has defended the title twice. She won the title after defeating Jelena Mrdjenovich, back in April of 2021, and her most recent fight, which happened last weekend, was a rematch against her. 

Erika Cruz clearly won the fight via Unanimous decision, retaining her title. There is no announcement about her next fight.




2. Sarah Mahfoud

Title(s):

  • IBF Featherweight Champion

Sarah Mahfoud is a Danish professional boxer, and she has an undefeated record of 11 wins and 0 losses. 

Mahfoud is the current IBF women's world champion, and she has held the title since April of this year. She won the interim title back in 2020, and she was later promoted to full champion. 

In her most recent fight, she defended the title against Nina Meinke. There is no announcement about her next fight.




1. Amanda Serrano

Title(s):

  • WBC Featherweight Champion

  • WBO Featherweight Super Champion

Amanda Serrano is a Profession boxer, and MMA fighter from Puerto Rico. She has a boxing record of 43 wins and 2 losses. 

Amanda Serrano holds the record for the most titles across different weight classes. Throughout her career, she has won nine different world titles in 7 weight divisions. Serrano is also the current unified WBC, WBO, and IBO featherweight world champion

In her most recent fight, she moved up to lightweight and challenged Katie Taylor for the undisputed lightweight title, but lost the fight via Split Decision. Her next fight has not been announced yet.



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