The Most Famous Female Boxer: Celebrating Legendary Women in the Ring

Choose the female boxer you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 08:10
Step into the ring with StrawPoll as we bring you the ultimate showdown featuring the most famous female boxers of all time! From trailblazers to current champions, these women have broken barriers and knocked out records, proving that they pack a powerful punch both inside and outside the boxing ring. Now it's your turn to join the fight and make your voice heard! Cast your vote for your favorite female pugilist or suggest a missing contender that deserves a spot in our rankings. Don't throw in the towel just yet – dive deeper into the stories of these fierce fighters and discover what makes them truly extraordinary. Ready to rumble? Click through and let the battle for the title of "Most Famous Female Boxer" begin!

Who Is the Most Famous Female Boxer?

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    Shields is a three-time world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, making her the most successful female boxer in US history. She's been named the Women's Boxing's Fighter of the Year twice and has won 11 world titles across multiple weight classes.
    Claressa Shields in other rankings
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    Laila Ali
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    Ali is the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali and a former world champion in her own right. She retired with a perfect 24-0 record, with 21 of those wins coming by knockout.
    Laila Ali in other rankings
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    Wolfe is considered one of the most fearsome punchers in women's boxing history, with 16 of her 24 wins coming by knockout. She's also a former world champion and has trained multiple world champions in her post-boxing career.
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    Braekhus is a Norwegian boxer who is considered one of the greatest female boxers of all time. She's held multiple world titles across multiple weight classes and has a career record of 36-1.
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    Martin was one of the pioneers of women's boxing and helped bring the sport into the mainstream in the 1990s. She's a former world champion and has a career record of 49-7-3.
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    Regina Halmich
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    Halmich is a German boxer who is considered one of the most successful female boxers of all time. She's held multiple world titles and retired with a career record of 54-1-1.
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    Taylor is an Irish boxer who has won multiple world titles and an Olympic gold medal. She's also a former football player and is known for her speed and technical skill in the ring.
    Katie Taylor in other rankings
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    Holm is a former world champion in boxing and kickboxing who gained widespread fame for her upset victory over Ronda Rousey in MMA. She's also competed in professional boxing and has a career record of 33-2-3.
    Holly Holm in other rankings
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    Serrano is a Puerto Rican boxer who has won world titles in seven different weight classes, making her one of the most versatile fighters in the sport. She's also known for her power, with 28 of her 40 wins coming by knockout.
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    Mary Kom
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    Kom is an Indian boxer who has won multiple world titles and an Olympic bronze medal. She's also a politician and advocate for women's rights in India.
    Mary Kom in other rankings

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Ranking factors for famous female boxer

  1. Boxing Records
    The number of matches won or lost, and the titles held by a boxer, can be an important factor in determining their fame.
  2. Popularity
    The number of fans, social media subscribers, and followers a female boxer has, can also play a significant role in ranking.
  3. Media Presence
    The media exposure, interviews, and news coverage a boxer has received over the years, can contribute to the level of their fame.
  4. Accomplishments
    The accomplishments outside the sport, such as charity or philanthropy work, can also add to the fame of a female boxer.
  5. Impact
    The impact a boxer has had on the sport of boxing, breaking records, and achieving milestones can also make them famous.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous female boxer. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or boxerette is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 191 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each boxerette once every 24 hours. The rank of each boxerette is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.


More information on most famous female boxer

Female boxing has come a long way since its inception in the 1970s. It was only in 2012, that women’s boxing became an Olympic sport. Over the years, we have seen some fierce and talented female boxers who have made their mark in the sport. From Laila Ali to Nicola Adams, the list of famous female boxers is quite extensive. But who among them is the most famous? In this article, we will explore some of the most well-known female boxers and their achievements, and ultimately try to determine who holds the title of the most famous female boxer.

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