Divisional rankings: Shields, Estrada top two divisions each in ESPN women’s rankings; Mayer reigns at 130 pounds

The final two months of 2021 offer a range of big fights for women: Claressa Shields returns to the ring. Katie Taylor fights again. Mikaela Mayer and Maiva Hamadouche fight on Friday night (8 p.m. on ESPN+) to start to unify the junior lightweight division and a week later, Dina Thorslund and Zulina Munoz fight for the WBO bantamweight title.

More and more, good women’s fights are coming to the sport, so ESPN decided to debut its first women’s boxing divisional rankings. We’ll rank five boxers in each division — the reason we won’t do 10 is because of the lack of true depth in many of the divisions of boxing at this point.

The rankings will be updated weekly by Michael Rothstein. They’ll be based on recent bouts, head-to-head competition and quality of opponent. As with almost everything until fighters square off against one another, there is a layer of subjectivity to it.

If a fighter has not fought in two years and does not have a fight scheduled, they will be removed from the rankings until they fight again.

For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, click here.

175+ poundsSuper middleweightMiddleweightJunior middleweightWelterweightJunior welterweightLightweightJunior lightweightFeatherweightJunior featherweightBantamweightJunior bantamweightFlyweightJunior flyweightStrawweightAtomweight


175+ POUNDS

1. Hanna Gabriels  

Record: 21-2-1, 12 KOs
Last: W (TKO2) Martha Patricia Lara Gaytan, April 17
Next: TBA


2. Danielle Perkins  

Record: 3-0, 1 KO
Last: W (UD8) Monika Harrison, March 5
Next: TBA


3. Angelica Lopez Flores  

Record: 13-0, 7 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Bertha Murillo, Dec. 5
Next: TBA


4. Sequita Hemingway  

Record: 1-0, 0 KOs
Last: W (MD4) Alrie Meleisea, July 10
Next: TBA


5. Seini Draughn  

Record: 4-0-1, 3 KOs
Last: W (MD4) Monika Harrison, May 22
Next: TBA


SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (Up to 168 pounds)

1. Franchon Crews Dezurn  

Record: 7-1, 2 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Ashleigh Curry, Jan. 2
Next: TBA


2. Christina Hammer  

Record: 26-1, 12 KOs
Last: W (KO7) Sanna Turunen, Dec. 20
Next: TBA


3. Elin Cederroos  

Record: 8-0, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Alicia Napoleon Espinosa, Jan. 10, 2020
Next: TBA


4. Ema Kozin  

Record: 21-0-1, 11 KOs
Last: W (TKO2) Radana Knezevic, May 22
Next: Dec. 11 vs. Claressa Shields


5. Shadasia Green  

Record: 8-0, 7 KOs
Last: W (TKO1) Angie Barcas, May 1
Next: TBA


MIDDLEWEIGHT (Up to 160 pounds)

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E:60 profiles Claressa Shields’ beginnings in Flint, Michigan before she won Olympic gold in women’s boxing in 2012.

1. Claressa Shields  

Record: 11-0, 2 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Marie Eve Dicaire, March 5
Next: Dec. 11 vs. Ema Kozin


2. Savannah Marshall  

Record: 11-0, 9 KOs
Last: W (TKO2) Lolita Muzeya, Oct. 16
Next: Dec. 11 vs. TBA


3. Ema Kozin  

Record: 21-0-1, 11 KOs
Last: W (TKO2) Radana Knezevic, May 22
Next: Dec. 11 vs. Claressa Shields


4. Femke Hermans  

Record: 12-3, 5 KOs
Last: W (KO3) Lili Jumali, July 17
Next: Nov. 19 vs. TBA


5. Lolita Muzeya  

Record: 16-1, 8 KOs
Last: L (TKO2) Savannah Marshall, Oct. 16
Next: TBA


JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT (Up to 154 pounds)

1. Claressa Shields  

Record: 11-0, 2 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Marie Eve Dicaire, March 5
Next: Dec. 11 vs. Ema Kozin


2. Marie-Eve Dicaire  

Record: 17-1, 0 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Claressa Shields, March 5
Next: Dec. 17 vs. Cynthia Lozano


3. Patricia Berghult  

Record: 14-0, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Hannah Rankin, Nov. 27, 2019
Next: Nov. 27 vs. Olivia Belkacem


4. Maria Lindberg  

Record: 19-7-2, 10 KOs
Last: L (KO3) Savannah Marshall, April 10
Next: Nov. 5 vs. Hannah Rankin


5. Chevelle Hallback  

Record: 33-8-2, 13 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Logan Holler, Aug. 7
Next: TBA


WELTERWEIGHT (Up to 147 pounds)

1. Jessica McCaskill  

Record: 11-2, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Cecilia Braekhus, March 13
Next: TBA


2. Cecilia Braekhus  

Record: 36-2, 9 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Jessica McCaskill, March 13
Next: TBA


3. Layla McCarter  

Record: 44-13-5, 11 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Beatriz Aguilar, Nov. 7, 2020
Next: TBA


4. Ewa Piatkowska  

Record: 16-1, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD6) Judy Waguthii, May 14
Next: TBA


5. Alma Ibarra  

Record: 9-1, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Kandi Wyatt, Aug. 20
Next: TBA


JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT (Up to 140 pounds)

1. Chantelle Cameron  

Record: 15-0, 8 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Mary McGee, Oct. 30
Next: TBA


2. Kali Reis  

Record: 18-7-1, 5 KOs
Last: W (MD10) Diana Prazak, Aug. 20
Next: Nov. 19 vs. Jessica Camara


3. Mary McGee  

Record: 27-4, 15 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Chantelle Cameron, Oct. 30
Next: TBA


4. Anahi Ester Sanchez  

Record: 20-5, 12 KOs
Last: W (TKO3) Maria Soledad Capriolo, Dec. 18
Next: TBA


5. Diana Prazak  

Record: 14-4, 9 KOs
Last: L (MD10) Kali Reis, Aug. 20
Next: Nov. 20 vs. TBA


LIGHTWEIGHT (Up to 135 pounds)

1. Katie Taylor  

Record: 19-0, 6 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Jennifer Han, Sept. 4
Next: Dec. 11 vs. TBA


2. Estelle Yoka Mossely  

Record: 9-0, 1 KO
Last: W (UD10) Verena Kaiser, March 5
Next: TBA


3. Delfine Persoon  

Record: 46-3, 19 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Beatriz Aguilar, Nov. 1
Next: TBA


4. Jennifer Han  

Record: 18-4-1, 1 KO
Last: L (UD10) Katie Taylor, Sept. 4
Next: TBA


5. Natasha Jonas  

Record: 9-2-1, 7 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Katie Taylor, May 1
Next: TBA


JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT (Up to 130 pounds)

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Mikaela Mayer goes the distance to successfully fend off Erica Farias and defend her WBO junior lightweight championship.

1. Mikaela Mayer  

Record: 15-0, 5 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Erica Anabella Farias, June 19
Next: Nov. 5 vs. Maiva Hamadouche


2. Terri Harper  

Record: 11-0-1, 6 KOs
Last: W (TKO9) Katharina Thanderz, Nov. 14, 2020
Next: Nov. 13 vs. Alycia Baumgardner


3. Maiva Hamadouche  

Record: 22-1, 18 KOs
Last: W (TKO8) Nina Pavlovic, Dec. 17
Next: Nov. 5 vs. Mikaela Mayer


4. Delfine Persoon  

Record: 46-3, 19 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Beatriz Aguilar, Nov. 1
Next: TBA


5. Hyun Mi Choi  

Record: 19-0-1, 5 KOs
Last: W (TKO9) Simone Aparecida da Silva, Sept. 18
Next: TBA


FEATHERWEIGHT (Up to 126 pounds)

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Jake Paul explains why signing boxer Amanda Serrano to MVP Promotions is a good fit.

1. Amanda Serrano  

Record: 41-1-1, 30 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Yamileth Mercado, Aug. 29
Next: TBA


2. Erika Cruz  

Record: 13-1, 3 KOs
Last: W (TD7) Jelena Mrdjenovich, April 22
Next: TBA


3. Sarah Mahfoud  

Record: 10-0, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Brenda Karen Carabajal, Feb. 1, 2020
Next: TBA


4. Yamileth Mercado  

Record: 18-3, 5 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Amanda Serrano, Oct. 29
Next: TBA


5. Nina Meinke  

Record: 12-2, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD6) Tereza Dvorakova, April 17
Next: TBA


JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT (Up to 122 pounds)

1. Dina Thorslund  

Record: 16-0, 6 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Jasseth Noriega, June 25
Next: Nov. 13 vs. Zulina Munoz


2. Daniela Bermudez  

Record: 29-4-3, 10 KOs
Last: L (KO9) Amanda Serrano, March 25
Next: TBA


3. Jackie Nava  

Record: 39-4-4, 16 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Mariana Juarez, Oct. 30
Next: TBA


4. Yamileth Mercado  

Record: 18-3, 5 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Amanda Serrano, Oct. 29
Next: TBA


5. Segolene Lefebvre  

Record: 14-0, 1 KO
Last: W (UD10) Jasmina Nad, May 28
Next: Nov. 20 vs. Paulette Valenzuela

Yazmin Rivas has been removed due to inactivity.


BANTAMWEIGHT (Up to 118 pounds)

1. Dina Thorslund  

Record: 16-0, 6 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Jasseth Noriega, June 25
Next: Nov. 13 vs. Zulina Munoz


2. Zulina Munoz  

Record: 53-3-2, 30 KOs
Last: W (SD8) Isis Vargas, May 15
Next: Nov. 13 vs. Dina Thorslund


3. Yulihan Alejandra Luna Avila  

Record: 22-3-1, 4 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Karla Valenzuela, Sept. 10
Next: TBA


4. Jamie Mitchell  

Record: 7-0-2, 4 KOs
Last: W (MD10) Shannon Courtenay, Oct. 9
Next: TBA


5. Shannon O’Connell  

Record: 22-6-1, 10 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Taylah Robertson, Oct. 23
Next: TBA


JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHT (Up to 115 pounds)

1. Lourdes Juarez  

Record: 32-2, 4 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Diana Laura Fernandez, July 16
Next: TBA


2. Guadalupe Martinez Guzman  

Record: 20-10, 6 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Lourdes Juarez, Dec. 12
Next: TBA


3. Yessica Chavez  

Record: 32-5-3, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Susy Kandy Sandoval, July 17
Next: TBA


4. Diana Laura Fernandez  

Record: 24-4-1, 4 KOs
Last: W (SD8) Ana Victoria Polo, Aug. 27
Next: TBA


5. Micaela Milagros Lujan  

Record: 9-1-1, 3 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Debora Vanesa Gomez, Jan. 30
Next: TBA


FLYWEIGHT (Up to 112 pounds)

1. Marlen Esparza  

Record: 10-1, 1 KO
Last: W (UD10) Ibeth Zamora Silva, June 19
Next: TBA


2. Naoko Fujioka  

Record: 19-2-1, 7 KOs
Last: W (MD10) Sulem Urbina Ochoa, July 9
Next: TBA


3. Arely Mucino  

Record: 29-3-2, 10 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Lucia Hernandez Nunez, March 25
Next: TBA


4. Debora Anahi Lopez  

Record: 19-0-1, 1 KO
Last: W (UD6) Lucia De Los Angeles Ruiz, July 8
Next: TBA


5. Ibeth Zamora  

Record: 32-7, 12 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Marlen Esparza, June 19
Next: TBA


JUNIOR FLYWEIGHT (Up to 108 pounds)

1. Seniesa Estrada  

Record: 21-0, 8 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Tenkai Tsunami, July 9
Next: TBA


2. Kim Clavel  

Record: 14-0, 2 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Maria Soledad Vargas, Aug. 28
Next: Dec. 17 vs. Yesenia Gomez


3. Evelin Bermudez  

Record: 14-0-1, 4 KOs
Last: W (TKO9) Tamara Elisabet Demarco, July 4
Next: TBA


4. Yesica Bopp  

Record: 37-2, 17 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Johana Zuniga, Oct. 22
Next: TBA


5. Maria Guadalupe Bautista  

Record: 18-11-2, 3 KOs
Last: W (MD10) Melissa Meraz, Sept. 4
Next: Nov. 13 vs. Nora Cardoza


STRAWWEIGHT (Up to 105 pounds)

1. Seniesa Estrada  

Record: 21-0, 8 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Tenkai Tsunami, July 9
Next: TBA


2. Tina Rupprecht  

Record: 11-0-1, 3 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Katia Gutierrez, July 24
Next: TBA


3. Yokasta Valle  

Record: 22-2, 9 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Debora Rengifo, Aug. 7
Next: TBA


4. Anabel Ortiz  

Record: 31-4, 4 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Seniesa Estrada, March 20
Next: TBA


5. Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen  

Record: 5-0, 1 KO
Last: W (UD10) Etsuko Tada, Oct. 23
Next: TBA


ATOMWEIGHT (Up to 102 pounds)

1. Monserrat Alarcon  

Record: 16-4-2, 0 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Tania Itzel Garcia Hernandez, Aug. 28
Next: TBA


2. Saemi Hanagata  

Record: 16-7-5, 7 KOs
Last: Draw (MD10) Eri Matsuda, March 18
Next: TBA


3. Eri Matsuda  

Record: 4-0-1, 1 KO
Last: Draw (MD10) Saemi Hanagata, March 18
Next: TBA


4. Mika Iwakawa  

Record: 10-5-1, 3 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Nanae Suzuki, Sept. 6, 2020
Next: TBA


5. Kaori Nagai  

Record: 6-3-3, 2 KOs
Last: L (UD8) Ayaka Miyao, Sept. 22
Next: TBA

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