Women’s Monthly Boxing Ratings

August 7th 2019

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The introduction of female boxing in the 2012 Olympics has strengthened the credibility of the sport, providing it with an internationally recognised seal of approval. Women’s professional boxing is flourishing, and the depth of quality fighters is increasing.

Unfortunately, just like with men’s boxing, it is littered with a confusing array of “world” title belt holders, and vacant titles are often decided via mediocre match-ups. BoxRec provides a useful reference point, but its ratings are computer-based, and are therefore open to oddities, so deciphering who the best fighters are is problematic.

Our authoritative, monthly divisional rankings (which began on, April 6th, 2019), which are compiled by knowledgeable experts, aim to provide a degree of much needed clarity.

We will use our ratings to identify who the top contenders in a weight class are, and, as is tradition in prize fighting history, a box-off between these contenders, will crown a new Lineal World Champion. Champions will only lose their title if they are defeated in the ring, retire or move weight divisions. In contrast to the various sanctioning bodies, our Lineal Champions will not be “stripped,” and there will be only ever be one world champion per weight division.

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Divisional Ratings

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Pound-for-Pound #7:  Daniela Romina Bermudez

Pound-for-Pound #7: Daniela Romina Bermudez

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Claressa Shields:  The Lineal World Middleweight Champion

Claressa Shields: The Lineal World Middleweight Champion

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August 2019 Ratings - Updates

Strawweight: Yokasta Valle’s split decision over Joana Pastrana, means she enters at #4. Monserrat Alacron drops to #5. Pastrana exits.

Junior Lightweight: MaivaHamadouche rises to #1 after her 6th round TKO of Janeth Perez. Hyun Choi drops to #2.

Pound-For-Pound: No changes.

Ratings Panel

Jake Chaney: Editor of LinealBoxingChampion.com. United Kingdom.

David Avila: 2019 Inductee IWBHF. Experienced journalist at The Sweet Science. California, USA. @AvilaBoxing

Suzy Smith: Women’s boxing historian. United Kingdom. @SuzyQSmith360

Daniel Yanofsky: Women’s boxing journalist. New York, USA. @DanYanofsky


August 16th – Leonela Yudica Vs Isabel Millan

August 16th – Maria Roman Vs TBC

August 29th – Kali Reis Vs TBC

August 29th – Alicia Espinosa Vs Schmelle Baldwin

September 14th – Tori Nelson Vs TBC

October 4th – Ewa Brodnicka Vs Edith Matthysse

October 4th – Geovana Vs Claire Hafner


2019: April, May, June, July, August