Women Boxers

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Throughout history, there have been many women boxers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female boxers such as Mary Kom, Laila Ali, Tonya Harding, Ann Wolfe, Parvati Shallow.The women boxers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
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Holly Holm
(American Mixed Martial Artist and One of the Best Female Professional Boxers of All Time)
Holly Holm
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Birthdate: October 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Holly Holm is a mixed martial artist. A former world champion in boxing, Holm currently competes in the UFC and holds the distinction of being the first fighter to hold a UFC title and a world boxing title. Her win against Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in the history of combat sports.

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Laila Ali
(One of the Greatest Female Boxers of All Time)
Laila Ali
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Birthdate: December 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Laila Ali is an American former professional boxer. The daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, Laila Ali competed from 1999 to 2007, during which she remained undefeated. She is also credited with saving wrestling legend Hulk Hogan's life by calling him when he was suicidal and depressed. After retiring from professional boxing, Laila Ali became a television personality.

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Paige VanZant
(Mixed Martial Artist, Bare Knuckle Boxer and Professional Wrestler)
Paige VanZant
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Birthdate: March 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundee, Oregon, United States

Paige VanZant is an American mixed martial artist, model, and author. Although she spent over 13 years exploring dance forms like hip hop, ballet, and jazz in a dance studio owned by her parents, VanZant took up martial arts during her teenage years and went on to compete in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A multi-talented personality, VanZant also loves hunting.

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Kelly Kelly
(Professional wrestler)
Kelly Kelly
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Birthdate: January 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Claressa Shields
(Mixed Martial Artist and the Only Boxer in History to Hold the ‘WBA’, ‘WBC’, ‘IBF’, and ‘WBO’ Titles)
Claressa Shields
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Birthdate: March 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

Boxer and mixed martial artist, Claressa Shields, reigned as the undisputed female middleweight champion from 2019 to 2020. She has previously held multiple WBA, WBC, and IBF female middleweight titles. She is also the first American boxer to win consecutive Olympic medals. She was named the Female Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2018.

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Katie Taylor
(Irish Professional Boxer, Former Footballer and Undisputed Lightweight Champion Since 2017)
Katie Taylor
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Birthdate: July 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

A 5-time world champion and an Olympic gold medalist, Katie Taylor is one of Ireland’s best boxers. She also has 6 gold medals at the European Championship. Born amid poverty in the coastal town of Bray, to a boxer father, Katie was initially trained by him.

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Mary Kom
(Indian Amateur Boxer and the Only Boxer to Win Eight World Championship Medals)
Mary Kom
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Birthdate: March 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kangathei, Manipur, India
Indian boxing legend Mary Kom, known as “Magnificent Mary,” is the only female to win the World Amateur Boxing championship six times. She has won golds at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, and an Olympic bronze, too. The Padma Vibhushan-winner is also a Rajya Sabha member.
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Lee Si-young
(South Korean Actress and Former Amateur Boxer )
Lee Si-young
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Birthdate: April 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, South Korea
South Korean actor Lee Si-young is best known for shows such as Becoming a Billionaire and Real Men and movies such as Meet the In-Laws. She has won the KBS and MBC awards, too. Once an amateur boxer, she has earned titles such as the National Amateur Boxing Championship.
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Ebanie Bridges
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Birthdate: September 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia

Known as the Blonde Bomber to her fans, Australian boxer and female super-bantamweight champion Ebanie Bridges had begun training in karate at age 5 and had then moved on to kickboxing, Muay Thai, and eventually competitive bodybuilding. She is a qualified math teacher and speaks 5 languages, too.

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Valentina Shevchenko
(Mixed martial artist)
Valentina Shevchenko
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Birthdate: March 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bishkek Frunze, Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union (now Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
Christy Martin (boxer)
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Birthdate: June 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mullens
 12 
Amanda Serrano
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Birthdate: October 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
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Mia St. John
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Birthdate: June 24, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Ann Wolfe
(Boxer)
Ann Wolfe
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Birthdate: January 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
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Cecilia Braekhus
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Birthdate: September 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia

Tagged by the media as Boxing’s First Lady, Norwegian boxer/kickboxer Cecilia Braekhu scripted history by becoming the first female boxer to hold the WBA, IBF, WBC, and WBO titles at the same time. Colombian-born Braekhu was adopted by a Norwegian couple as a 2-year-old and began boxing as a teenager.

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Bec Rawlings
(Mixed martial artist)
Bec Rawlings
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Birthdate: February 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmanian MMA fighter and bare-knuckle boxer Bec Rawlings was always sporty but eventually chose martial arts as a way to reduce weight. Known as the Queen of Bare Knuckle, she has competed for BKFC. She has also had successful stints with Invicta and UFC and is now a flyweight division competitor.

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Lucia Rijker
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Birthdate: December 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Savannah Marshall
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Birthdate: May 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartlepool, County Durham, England
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Nicola Adams
(British Former Professional Boxer)
Nicola Adams
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Birthdate: October 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, England

Retired British boxer Nicola Adams scripted history as the first female boxer to earn an Olympic gold and retain the gold at the following Olympic event. Openly lesbian, she is also an LGBT icon. Though shortlisted for Strictly Come Dancing, she withdrew after her partner tested COVID-positive.

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Tonya Harding
(American Former Figure Skater)
Tonya Harding
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Birthdate: November 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

American figure skater, Tonya Harding, was the 1991 and 1994 US champion but her 1994 title was taken away after a controversy erupted regarding her ex-husband. He was charged with planning an attack on a rival American skater, Nancy Kerrigan. Tonya Harding was banned for life by the US Figure Skating Association after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice.

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Lovlina Borgohain
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Birthdate: October 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Golaghat, Assam, India

Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain was born into a poor family in Assam and was initially interested in Muay Thai. The Arjuna Award winner made waves after winning a bronze at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She has also won medals at the Asian Championship and the World Championship.

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Natasha Jonas
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Birthdate: June 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
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Pat Coombs
(Actor, Film actor)
Pat Coombs
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Birthdate: August 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: May 25, 2002

Initially a kindergarten teacher, Pat Coombs later established herself as a prominent comedian. Known for her work on both TV and radio, she later gained fame with shows such as EastEnders. After being diagnosed with osteoporosis, she began campaigning for the National Osteoporosis Society to spread awareness about the ailment.

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Heather Hardy
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Birthdate: January 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Jessica McCaskill
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Birthdate: September 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Ramla Ali
(Boxer)
Ramla Ali
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Birthdate: September 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia
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Parinya Charoenphol
(Actor, Model, Boxer, Kickboxer)
Parinya Charoenphol
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Birthdate: June 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Terri Harper
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Birthdate: November 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Denaby Main, Yorkshire, England

Nicknamed the Belter, boxer Terri Harper is a former super-featherweight world title holder. She began boxing at age 12 but then focused on her education, only to return to boxing after her GCSEs. She once revealed that she had come out as a lesbian at age 14.

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Shannon Courtenay
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Birthdate: July 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England

Former WBA female bantamweight title holder Shannon Courtenay had her title revoked after failing to make it to the specified weight category for her fight against Jamie Mitchell. She later blamed her menstrual cycle for her sudden weight gain of 2.5lbs. She has also been dubbed The Baby Face Assassin.

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Seniesa Estrada
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Birthdate: June 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Christina Hammer
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Birthdate: August 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nowodolinka, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
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Kellie Harrington
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Birthdate: December 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Mikaela Mayer
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Birthdate: July 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Anne Sophie Mathis
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Birthdate: June 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nancy, France Nancy, France
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Violette Morris
(Athletic)
Violette Morris
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Birthdate: April 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 26, 1944
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Marlen Esparza
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Birthdate: July 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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Delfine Persoon
(Belgian Professional Boxer )
Delfine Persoon
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Birthdate: January 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hooglede, Belgium
Caroline Dubois (boxer)
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Birthdate: January 11, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
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Frida Wallberg
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Birthdate: April 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Åtvidaberg, Sweden
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Vonda Ward
(Boxer)
Vonda Ward
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Birthdate: March 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Macedonia, Ohio, United States
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Chantelle Cameron
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Birthdate: May 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Northampton, England
 42 
Miriam Gutiérrez
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Birthdate: February 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
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Cindy Serrano
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Birthdate: May 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
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Jacqui Frazier-Lyde
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Birthdate: December 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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Hannah Rankin
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Birthdate: July 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Luss, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Franchón Crews-Dezurn
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Birthdate: June 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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Melissa St. Vil
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Birthdate: September 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haiti
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Jessica Rakoczy
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Birthdate: April 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Mikaela Laurén
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Birthdate: January 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Mariana Juarez
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Birthdate: January 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Urusula, Tlaxcala, Mexico

Mariana Juarez is a Mexican boxer who held the WBC female flyweight championship title from 2011 to 2012. She also held the WBC bantamweight championship title from 2017 to 2020. In 2020, she was ranked the second-best active female bantamweight in the world by The Ring. In 2020, she was also ranked the ninth-best active female boxer, pound for pound.