The Pound-for-Pound Rankings Featuring Cameron, Taylor, Shields

Claressa Shields for pound-for-pound rank 1

Following Katie Taylor’s excellent revenge win against Chantelle Cameron, the women’s pound-for-pound ranking have shifted.

Taylor won by majority decision in the 3Arena in Dublin, becoming the first person in history to be a double uncontested world champion. After dominating at lightweight for several years, the Irish star is currently unrivaled in super lightweight.

The primary issue that the Sporting News’ global fighting team had to answer was whether Taylor’s victory was enough for her to overtake Claressa Shields for the No. 1 slot. It was a tight race, but Shields just retained the crown by a split decision.

Alycia Baumgardner has also been removed from the ratings by the team. Baumgardner tested positive for a prohibited steroid (mesterolone) three days before winning a points victory over Christina Linardatou in July, according to reports in August. Drug Free Sport conducted the test.

While the undisputed super featherweight champion was cleared by an independent testing organization she herself enlisted, the tribunal found this insufficient. Baumgardner may be graded again in the future if applicable commissions/authorities clear her to fight.

Here are the top 12 pound-for-pound female boxers:

12. Marlen Esparza
14-1 (1 KO) record
Reigning WBA, WBC, WBO, and The Ring flyweight champion

Mikaela Mayer

11. Mikaela Mayer
19-1 (5 KOs) record
Former WBO, IBF, and Ring Magazine super-featherweight champion

10. Delfine Persoon
48-3 (19 KOs) record
Former World Boxing Council lightweight champion

Savannah Marshall

9. Savannah Marshall
13-1 (10 KOs) record
Titles held include the undisputed super middleweight championship.

8. Dina Thorslund
19-0 (8 KOs) record
Former WBO super bantamweight champion and reigning WBC/WBO bantamweight champion

7. Yakosta Valle
30-2 (9 KOs) record
IBF/WBO minimumweight champion, former IBF atomweight champion

Natasha Jonas

6. Natasha Jonas
14-2-1 (9 KOs) record
Reigning IBF welterweight champion/Reigning IBF, WBC, and WBO super welterweight champion

5. Seniesa Estrada
25-0 (9 KOs) record
WBA minimumweight champion in the making

4. Chantelle Cameron
18-1 (8 KOs) record
N/A titles held

Amanda Serrano

3. Amanda Serrano
46-2-1 (30 KOs) record
Former IBF super-featherweight champion, former WBO lightweight champion, former WBO junior-featherweight champion, former WBO bantamweight champion, former, former WBO light-welterweight champion, former WBO junior-bantamweight title

Katie Taylor

2. Katie Taylor
23-1 (6 KOs) record
Undisputed lightweight champion and undisputed super lightweight champion

1. Claressa Shields
14-0 (2 KOs)
Two-time undisputed middleweight champion, former undisputed super-middleweight champion, former IBF, WBA, and The Ring super welterweight champion, and former IBF, WBA, and The Ring super welterweight champion

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