Women’s Monthly Boxing Ratings

June 6th 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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June 2019 Ratings - Updates

Bantamweight: Dayana Cordero exits after over 18 months of inactivity at Bantamweight. Jackie Nava, now 35-4-4, moves up to #4. Maria Roman, 14-4-1, enters at #5.

Junior Lightweight: Serrano exits due to inactivity at Junior Lightweight. Ewa Brodnicka, 17-0, enters at #4, after her recent win over Janeth Perez, 24-4-2.

Lightweight: Katie Taylor is the new Lineal Champion, after defeating Persoon.

Junior Welterweight: Sanchez, now 19-4, moves from #5 to #3 after her close fight with #1, McCaskill. Bustos falls from #3 to #5, due to inactivity. Macarena Ledesma enters at #4.

Pound-For-Pound: Katie Taylor climbs from #4 to #3, switching places with Cecilia Braekhus. Delfine Persoon enters at #6 - resulting in last month’s #6 - #9, each dropping one place. Christina Hammer exits the top 10.

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


June 13th - Seniesa Estrada Vs Gretchen Abaniel

June 15th - Sarah Mahfoud Vs Olivia Gerula

June 15th - Mariana Juarez Vs Diana Fernandez

June 15th - Mikaela Mayer - Lizbeth Crespo

June 22nd - Dina Thorslund Vs April Adams

June 22nd - Jelena Mrdjenovich Vs Vissia Trovato

June 28th - Chantelle Cameron Vs Anisha Basheel

July 12th - Naoka Fujioka Vs Tenkai Tsunami


2019: April, May