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Top 10 Women’s Lightweight Boxing Rankings

Updating the best female boxers in the Women’s Lightweight Boxing Rankings after Katie Taylor defeated Karen Carabajal by unanimous decision to remain the unified WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Lightweight Champion. Also where Estelle Mossley, Delfine Persoon, and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | November 02, 2022 - 08:34 PM

Honorable Mention

Myriam Dellal

Myriam Dellal is a French professional boxer with a record of 18 wins and 10 losses. She has also fought for world titles twice but has not won one yet. Dellal is currently the number 9 ranked active female lightweight boxer. Though she doesn't make it into our rankings, she deserves an honorable mention.




Firuza Sharipova

Firuza Sharipova is a Kazakhstani professional boxer with a record of 14 wins and 2 losses. She is the former WIBA lightweight champion, and in her most recent fight, she also challenged Katie Taylor for the unified lightweight world title but lost. However, she deserves an honorable mention.




Top 10 Women’s Lightweight Boxers

10. Yamila Belen Abellaneda

Yamila Belen Abellaneda is a professional boxer from Argentina, and she has a record of 14 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw. 

She fought Teri Harper for the WBA Inter-Continental Lightweight title earlier this year, but could not win. However, she has held multiple national titles in Argentina. 

In her most recent fight, she defeated Sofia Alejandra Rodriguez via Majority Decision, and her next fight is scheduled against Pamela Elisabeth Benavidez for November 11th.




9. Sofya Ochigava

Sofya Ochigava is a Russian professional boxer with an undefeated record of 6 wins and 0 losses. 

As an amatuer, she won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics and has won multiple world championships as well. As a professional, she has held the WBC silver lightweight title, and the  IBA female lightweight title as well. 

She defeated Alesia Fedarystava in her most recent fight, and there is no announcement about her next fight yet.




8. Melissa St. Vil

Melissa St. Vil is an American professional boxer with a professional record of 12 wins, 4 losses, and 4 draws. 

She is the former WBC Silver female super featherweight title, and has been challenged for the world title twice, once at lightweight and once at super featherweight, however, she could not win. 

In her most recent fight, she defeated Dahiana Santana, and her next fight has not been announced yet.




7. Maira Moneo

Maira Moneo is a professional boxer from Uruguay and she has a professional record of 11 wins and only 1 loss.

Moneo has won multiple regional titles. She is the current South American Super Lightweight champion, and previously also held the WBA Fedelatin Lightweight title. 

She defeated Yamila Esther Reynoso in her most recent fight, and her next fight has not been announced yet.




6. Jennifer Han

Jennifer Han is an American professional boxer, who has a professional record of 18 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw, and 3 no-contests 

She is the former IBF female featherweight world champion and she also challenged the Undisputed Lightweight champion Kayte Taylor, however, she lost via unanimous decision. 

In her most recent fight, she faced Mikaela Mayer for the WBO, IBF, and The Ring female super featherweight titles, however, she lost via Unanimous Decision. There is no announcement about her next fight.




5. Yanina del Carmen Lescano

Yanina del Carmen Lescano is a young professional boxer from Argentina, with a boxing record of 12 wins and 2 losses.

She is the current South American Female Lightweight champion and has also held the WBC Latino lightweight title. She fought Estelle Yoka Mossely for the IBO lightweight title earlier this year, but lost via Split decision. 

There is no announcement about her next fight yet.




4. Miriam Gutiérrez

Miriam Gutiérrez is a Spanish professional boxer, and she has a record of 14 wins and 2 losses. 

Gutiérrez is the former WBA interim female lightweight champion and also challenged Katie Taylor for the Undisputed title. She also briefly held the European female lightweight title. 

In her most recent fight, she faced Amanda Serrano and lost via Unanimous Decision. Her next fight has not been announced yet.




3. Estelle Mossely

Title(s):

  • IBO Lightweight World Champion

Estelle Mossely is our number 3 pick and she has a professional record of 10 wins and 0 losses. 

Mossley is an Olympic gold medalist, and she currently holds the IBO women's lightweight championship as well. She won the title back in 2019 and has defended it 3 times. 

In her most recent fight, she defeated Yanina del Carmen Lescano, and her next fight has not been announced yet.




2. Delfine Persoon

At number 2, Delfine Persoon is a Belgian professional boxer with a record of 50 wins and 3 losses. 

She is the former IBF female lightweight champion and also held the WBC female lightweight title, which she defended 9 times before eventually losing it to Katie Taylor. She has also won multiple regional titles. 

In her most recent fight, Persoon defeated Elhem Mekhaled via unanimous decision, and her next fight is scheduled against Ikram Kerwat.



 

1. Katie Taylor

Title(s):

  • WBA Lightweight World Champion

  • WBC Lightweight World Champion

  • IBF Lightweight World Champion

  • WBO Lightweight World Champion

  • The Ring Lightweight World Champion

Katie Taylor is a boxer from Ireland, and she has a professional record of 22 wins and 0 losses

She is an Olympic gold medalist and is the current undisputed women's lightweight champion of the world as well. She holds the unified WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring female lightweight titles and has defended them 7 times

Last weekend, she defended her title against Karen Carabajal and won via unanimous decision. There is no announcement about her next fight yet. 



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