In the past, there have been many female boxers who have challenged society’s definitions of femininity. These women have contested ideas of gender and physical abilities, breaking long-established barriers. Women first started training as a form of self-defense in 1869 and then quickly grew into a sport that attracted a wide range of participants from every social level.
Females are now beginning to dominate the professional boxing scene and other popular sporting events such as mixed martial arts (MMA) and mixed-gender combat sports such as boxing and wrestling. Boxing’s history is replete with examples of outstanding female fighters. In today’s boxing world, female boxers are starting to make their presence known. Many of them have been at the top of the list in different divisions and categories.
While it is possible to believe that women who prefer to fight are not the most feminine or beautiful, this is not the truth. If you believe that boxing women are not the most feminine or beautiful, you are completely wrong. This list is also not ranked, so I’ll start by mentioning a couple of my favorite female boxers, and then we’ll continue from there.
Table of Contents
- 1. Lauryn Eagle
- 2. Ava Knight
- 3. Hollie Dunaway
- 4. Mia St. John
- 5. Marlen Esparza
- 6. Mariana Juarez
- 7. Avril Mathie
- 8. Paige VanZant
- 9. Ina Menzer
- 10. Jessica McCaskill
- 11. Christina Hammer
- 12. Eva Wahlström
- 13. Amanda Serrano
- 14. Katie Taylor
- 15. Michelle Waterson
- 16. Yesica Bopp
- 17. Monica Henao
- 18. Zulina Munoz
- 19. Cecilia Braekhus
- 20. Ana Julaton
- 21. Laila Ali
- 22. Claressa Shields
- 23. Alexa Grasso
- 24. Gina Carano
- 25. Kyra Gracie
- 26. Anastasia Yankova
- 27. Jordan McDonald
- 28. Ekaterina Vandaryeva
- 29. Miesha Tate
- 30. Kirstie Gannaway
- 31. Song Ga Yeon
- 32. Rika Ishige
- 33. Ebanie Blonde Bomber’ Bridges
- 34. Jenae Noonan
- 35. Valentina Shevchenko
1. Lauryn Eagle
Lauryn Eagle was born December 11, 1987, is an Australian professional boxer and famous skier. Lauryn was a well-known face in the women’s boxing world when she won the WBF featherweight championship after knocking out Thai opponent Kiangsak Sithsaithong in 2012. In early 2013, Eagle also won the lightweight championship in Australia after beating Nadine Brown by points. She started playing professional boxing in 2010, she has gone through 23 matches with 18 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw.
In addition to her natural ability to play sports, she is also an athlete who receives a lot of attention because of her lovely face and sexy body. In 2004, this beautiful girl won the Miss Teen International award when she was 17 years old, and this lovely boxer is also a face that often appears in hot photos as a photo model.
2. Ava Knight
Ava Michelle Knight-Salicka is an American professional boxer who was born on August 15, 1988. Ava is an American boxer who has won a WBC diamond belt in an international boxing competition. She participated in three weight classes, and in September 2020, The Ring magazine named her the fourth greatest active female flyweight in the world, according to their rankings.
She is known as the “Lady of Boxing” due to her entry into the professional boxing ring when she was only nineteen years old. Ava is also known for her politeness and the lack of swearing she exhibits while fighting. She is considered one of the sexiest female boxers in both the United States and the country of Mexican.
3. Hollie Dunaway
On October 18, 1984, Hollie Dunaway was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, and is a model and actress. Dunaway is a world-class female professional boxer who competes on the international stage. She is originally from Fort Smith, Arkansas, but she now fights out of St. Louis, Missouri, born and raised. Before she became a professional boxer, Dunaway had no previous experience in the amateur world. She fought from 2003 until 2013. From 2004 to 2006, she won the IBA female micro flyweight championship and was a contender for three major female world titles.
4. Mia St. John
Mia St. John, a Mexican-American boxer known for his fast, powerful punches and fiery body. Mia St. John, born June 24, 1967, is a world-famous Mexican-American boxer. She studied taekwondo as a student before pursuing a professional boxing career at the age of 29. In 1997, Mia only needed 54 seconds to knock out opponent Angelica Villain in her first match. Since then, she has been nicknamed “The Knockout.”
Mia St. John has won WBC, IBA, IFBA championships in different weight classes during her career. In 2008, Mia started competing in mixed martial arts. Besides martial arts, Mia is also successful as a model. She used to take pictures for the famous Playboy magazine.
5. Marlen Esparza
Marlen Esparza is an American professional boxer who was born on July 29, 1989. Esparza is a native of Texas; she is not just a boxer. Before entering the boxing world, Esparza competed in several major sports, including volleyball, track and field, basketball, and swimming.
Esparza was the first American woman to qualify for the London bouts as a boxer. The first women’s boxing in 1902 was held at the Olympic Games in Athens. However, at that time, this sport was banned in many countries. So having a qualified female boxer to participate has created a source of motivation for the next generation. She also won a gold medal at the 2008 Pan American Games and even won a bronze medal at the 2006 World Championships. Boxing made Esparza become who she was.
6. Mariana Juarez
Mariana Juárez was born on January 29, 1980, a Mexican professional boxer, sometimes known as Mara Anastasia Trejo. According to The Ring, Mexican boxer Mariana is the second-best active female bantamweight in the world. During her professional career, she has fought in 68 matches and formerly held the WBC female flyweight championship. She also held the World Boxing Council (WBC) female bantamweight championship for three years. Mariana’s family has a long history of boxing. Lourdes Juarez, her sister, is a world champion boxer who competes in the Olympics.
7. Avril Mathie
Avril Mathie was born in Australia on June 26, 1987, but she lives in the US and currently has dual citizenship. In 2012, she won the Miss Hawaii Australia award and won the Las Vegas international model search contest 2015. In 2018, the beautiful girl was passionate about boxing and decided to become a boxer.
At first, the beauty only looked to boxing as a sport to maintain beauty, but she loved it from time to time. Avril Kate Mathie’s first fight took place on February 24, 2018, where she defeated Mirna Elizabeth La Hoz by knockout. That impressive debut helped Avril become even more confident; she continued to overcome Carolina Martinez de Moreta on March 21, 2018. From a bikini beauty to a professional athlete, Avril Kate Mathie is the female athlete with the perfect beauty in the boxing world. Every time she goes to the ring, she always receives the support and cheers of a huge fan base.
8. Paige VanZant
Paige Michelle VanZant is a mixed martial fighter, boxer, novelist, and model from the United States. She was born on March 26, 1994. VanZant competed in MMA for the UFC for many years before switching to bare-knuckle boxing for the Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) last year. She lost to England Hart last month in her BKFC debut match.
This failure made many fans think that VanZant should retire and focus on modeling, but the American boxer believes she will not back down from difficulties. After MMA and boxing matches, VanZant became a beautiful, hot girl in real life, Far from the bruises, bloodshed, even facial deformities.
9. Ina Menzer
Ina Menzer is a former German professional featherweight boxer born on November 10, 1980, in Atbassar, Kazakhstan SSR, Soviet Union. She held the WIBF, WBC, and WBO featherweight titles until July 3, 2010. She is well-known for winning “Boxer of the Year” awards. In addition, for three consecutive years in the 2000s, she was named Sportswoman of the Year by the International Boxing Federation, and she was also named boxer of the year by the World Boxing Council.
Ina deserves to be included on our list of the prettiest female boxers since she only suffered one loss in her 31 professional bouts, which is among her numerous accomplishments. She decided to stop boxing at that point, and the following year she earned her bachelor’s degree in sports management.
10. Jessica McCaskill
As an amateur boxer, Jessica won the 2010 Golden Gloves award. Jessica “CasKILLA” McCaskill then made her professional boxing debut in 2015. She won her first world title in 2018 – WBC female super lightweight by defeating the two-weight world champion Érica Farías. Jessica retained her WBC title, but she also defeated Anahí Ester Sánchez for the WBA female super lightweight title in 2019.
Jessica “CasKILLA” McCaskill has won many awards, including being named Ring’s Most Inspiring Boxer of 2018 after winning her first World Boxing Council title and World Boxing News. ‘Female fighter of the year 2020 Jessica was featured in the 2018 Amazon Prime documentary, “Making McCaskill.” After switching to the welterweight division, she became the undisputed champion in 2020. McCaskill is one of only three female fighters to hold the undisputed champion title.
11. Christina Hammer
Christina Hammer is a Kazakhstani-German boxer born on August 16, 1990, and is a famous female boxer who won the world’s youngest WBO champion at the age of 24. Not only is she an inspiration to women’s boxing, but Hammer is also passionate about volunteering as a patron of Vive Žene, a foundation for refugees. She also donates 5% of her online casino earnings to World Boxing Cares and the Jose Sulaiman Relief Fund for Poor Boxers, a WBC Ambassador. Currently, Hammer is the brand ambassador for the Anita lingerie line; she occasionally models for the brand and is part of the Movement, which encourages women to showcase their distinctive beauty.
12. Eva Wahlström
Eva Ulrika Birgitta Wahlström, born October 30, 1980, is a former Finnish professional boxer who fought from 2010 to 2020. Finnish boxer Eva held the WBC female super-featherweight championship from 2015 until 2020. For being the first Finn to win a world boxing championship, she is an international celebrity.
However difficult it was for Eva, she still competed throughout the world after suffering a pulmonary embolism in 2008. She won 23 of her 27 professional contests. In March 2020, she announced her retirement, and she had every reason to feel pleased with her achievements.
13. Amanda Serrano
Born on October 9, 1988, Amanda Serrano is a Puerto Rican mixed martial artist (MMA) and professional wrestler. Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano is a real boxer. One day, she may very well be legally known as the “Queen of Combat Sports.” Amanda is the most successful female boxer in history, as shown by her amazing tally of world titles in several female weight divisions. What are those numbers, by the way? In all, there were nine world championships in seven different weight divisions. Amanda is not only a boxer, but she is also a professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. One of the sexiest female boxers, she has won the Female Boxer of the Year Award two times.
14. Katie Taylor
Katie Taylor, an Irish professional boxer and former footballer, was born on July 2, 1986. Taylor began boxing when he was 11 years old, in 1998. St Fergal’s Boxing Club, which operated out of an old gymnasium in Bray, was where her father taught her and her two brothers, Lee and Peter. At the age of 15, she fought in the first official women’s boxing bout in Ireland, defeating Belfast’s Alanna Audley at the National Stadium.
Up to the present time, Katie Taylor is still a “lonely defeated” in the women’s boxing ring with 17 wins. Known as the best female Pound for Pound fighter of all time, the Irish boxer recently talked about her intense childhood on CNN television. In the 1990s, amateur female boxing was virtually non-existent in Ireland, and Taylor had to hide her gender to enter the ring.
15. Michelle Waterson
Born January 6, 1986, Michelle Eileen Waterson is a mixed martial artist and model from the United States of America. She participates in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Waterson studied Karate, Wushu, and Muay Thai before pursuing a career in mixed martial arts. Waterson made his first professional fight in MMA in February 2007. Waterson has won many respectable victories and several titles during his career, including the Atomweight Championship.
As a professional boxer, learned martial arts from a young age, but Waterson owns this slim body and hot curves like a supermodel. With the advantage of appearance, Waterson received many invitations to model for fashion labels and magazines.
16. Yesica Bopp
Yésica Yolanda Bopp is an Argentine professional boxer, born on April 11, 1982. Argentina’s Yesica, who was named the world’s finest active female light-flyweight boxer by The Ring and BoxRec, deserves to be on our list of the sexiest fighters. It’s worth noting, too, that Yesica held the WBO female light-flyweight championship for four consecutive years.
Yesica has only suffered one defeat in 37 professional bouts. Fans applaud her decision to put her boxing career on hold to get a degree in social psychology. She cherishes the time she gets to spend with her family and the boxing trophies she has achieved.
17. Monica Henao
Monica Henao, a former model, turned professional boxer from Columbia, dazzles onlookers with her enviable figure. Monica is a professional boxer and model from Colombia. Monica likes introducing ladies to boxing and promoting the idea that boxing is a sport for men and women. In 2018, she competed in the reality television program Desafio Super Humanos and exercised and maintained her renowned Instagram feed. Monica’s dedication to boxing, as well as her perseverance and discipline, are among the attributes that distinguish her as one of the sport’s most exciting fighters.
18. Zulina Munoz
Zulina Guadalupe Muoz Grajeda is a Mexican professional boxer who was born on August 10, 1987. Her father led her to the gym, where he instructed his son when she was 16 years old, and she started boxing. It’s no surprise that Mexican fighter Zulina keeps impressing the globe with her skills. The ring listed her as the third-best active female bantamweight in the world in September 2020. She has held the WBC female super flyweight belt since February 2017. If you look at Zulina’s professional record, you’ll see why she’s on our list of the hottest boxers: she’s only lost three times in 57 matches.
19. Cecilia Braekhus
Cecilia Carmen Linda Brækhus, born September 28, 1981, is a professional boxer and former kickboxer from Norway. In boxing, she has been the women’s welterweight champion since 2014 and the first female boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO titles. In 2016, she won the IBO title, becoming the first boxer to ever hold five world titles simultaneously. Many women feel very proud of Braekhus, who started his professional boxing career in 2007 and made a huge impact lifting the ban on professional boxing in his home country of Norway in 2014.
20. Ana Julaton
Ana Julaton, born Luciana Bonifacio Julaton on July 5, 1980, is a professional boxer and mixed martial artist of Filipino ancestry. Ana Julaton had been boxing for many years before she started competing in top MMA. In 2009, the Filipino-American boxer was the first female fighter to win the IBO and WBO championship titles in the bantamweight division. Starting his MMA career in 2014, “The Hurricane” had a record of 2 wins and 2 losses. Her most recent bout was in December 2015; it’s only a matter of time before we see the return of this promising fighter.
“Boxing is still my top pursuit. I’m still Ana Julaton, a boxer. My boxing journey has not come to an end despite having achieved success in the MMA genre. I still want to fight and fight for the world championship one day,” said Ana Julaton.
21. Laila Ali
Laila Amaria Ali, born December 30, 1977, is a former professional boxer from the United States of America. She fought from 1999 to 2007. Not only a world-famous female boxer, but Laila Ali also appeared on television as a fitness reporter on news programs, a contestant on “Dancing with the stars,” and co-host of American Gladiators.
The daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali has a professional boxing record of 22 wins with 0 losses after 26 fights. She was undefeated for almost ten years before being defeated by Margaret Sidoroff in 2010. She’s won many championships throughout her career like; IBA super middleweight title, WBC super-middleweight title, WIBA super welterweight title, WIBF junior middleweight title, and WBC light welterweight title.
22. Claressa Shields
Claressa Shields was born on March 17, 1995, and entered professional boxing in November 2016. Her first win beat Franchon Crews by unanimous decision. This match represents an important first step in this young girl’s dream. And in May 2012, she qualified for the Olympic Games.
Claressa Shields has achieved countless achievements during her sports career. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. However, the multi-weight boxing world champion may be facing his toughest test yet. That’s when she tried to switch to mixed martial arts. It is known that Boxing King Muhammad Ali inspired her passion for boxing. But when she told her father about her aspirations in the sport, he refused. Because up until that point, he considered boxing exclusively for men, and he couldn’t imagine his daughter would fight.
23. Alexa Grasso
Born on August 9, 1993, Alexa Grasso has been known as one of the best female fighters in the MMA arena. In addition to her remarkable achievements, Alexa Grasso also captivates fans with her innocent and pure beauty. Grasso started competing in professional MMA in December 2012 and set a record with 5 wins in the first 18 months. In August 2016, she signed with the UFC, competing in the Strawweight division.
The Mexican boxer made his debut in the world’s largest MMA arena with a victory over Heather Jo Clark in November 2016. Before joining MMA, Grasso earned a blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jutsu). After his debut at UFC, Grasso quickly attracted fans with his beautiful face and toned body, besides martial arts talent. The special thing about the 28-year-old female boxer is that she has 6-pack abs.
24. Gina Carano
Gina Joy Carano, born in 1982, is an American female boxer, model, and actor. The fact that she has a martial arts background makes her a unique actor. The actress born in 1982 is known as a top boxer. In addition to being a fitness model, she also participates in MMA mixed martial arts tournaments, winning many awards and respectable rankings with a huge fan base.
Gina’s martial arts forte is Muay Thai. It is the physical advantage as well as martial arts that Gina has a predestined relationship with movies. Beauty has participated in many Hollywood blockbusters, including Blood and Bone (2009) and Haywire (2011). However, only when it came to Fast and Furious and In the Blood that Gina was impressed.
25. Kyra Gracie
Kyra Gracie Guimares was born on May 29, 1985, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is a member of the Gracie family and a former world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) and one of the few women to achieve a black belt in BJJ. Thanks to her lovely face and attractive body, Brazilian Jiu Jiu (BJJ) fighter Kyra Gracie is considered one of the most beautiful female boxers in the world. The special thing about Kyra, even though she regularly practices martial arts, she still possesses graceful curves. Kyra is a bright spot of the world martial arts village; her beautiful face partly helps make BJJ tournaments more attractive.
26. Anastasia Yankova
Anastasia Yankova, a Russian MMA fighter who competes in the Bellator MMA Flyweight division, was born on March 1, 1991. Blue eyes, a high nose, brown hair, and a model-like face have made female boxer Anastasia Yankova famous beyond the ring.
Anastasia Yankova has been passionate about martial arts since childhood. And the person who lit up her dream of standing in the ring was the world-famous martial arts star, Bruce Lee. In the course of her career, Anastasia Yankova has won many resounding achievements. Most notably, in 2011, she won the top prize at the Russian Muay Thai Championships in the 51kg weight class. In addition to her great talent in the ring, the Russian female boxer also made the audience admire her sweet, sexy beauty and facial like a model.
27. Jordan McDonald
Jordan McDonald was born on June 13, 1981; she is one of the cult beauties in the American wrestling village. However, her face and figure make many people think that she is working in the photo or fashion industry, not a real martial artist.
Jordan McDonald started competing in 2010. During his career, McDonald’s has not won a championship. Anyway, she is still comforted by having a large fan base. The 33-year-old American boxer had a difficult choice between the faculty of law and martial arts. In the end, she gave all her love to the MMA arena. Entering the competition in 2010, Jordan McDonald hopes to become a champion one day.
28. Ekaterina Vandaryeva
Ekaterina Vandaryeva, born January 20, 1991, is a famous Belarusian Muay boxer. Although she is a professional Muay Thai fighter, Ekaterina Vandaryeva possesses the beauty of beauty. This female boxer recently became famous on Thai social networks after her photos were shared on a fan page specializing in Muay.
Ekaterina Vandaryeva has competed in the professional league system, owning an impressive series of matches from Russia, Greece, and Thailand. Not only excelling in the ring, but Ekaterina Vandaryeva is also very interested by fans thanks to her beautiful appearance like a barbie doll. Sport.ru and Euro Sport channel each voted Ekaterina Vandaryeva as one of the 20 most beautiful female athletes globally.
29. Miesha Tate
On August 18, 1986, Meisha Tate is one of the most beautiful female fighters in MMA. Not only attracting the audience with her good-looking appearance but Meisha Tate is also admired for her outstanding achievements. The beauty is also one of the most successful boxers in the freestyle martial arts village, with 16 wins and 5 losses.
In 2016, after the loss to Raquel Pennington, Tate officially retired from the freestyle martial arts village and once held the role of Vice President at ONE championship. In 2021, she officially announced her return to the ring and is expected to challenge the top titles.
30. Kirstie Gannaway
On December 28, 1990, Kirstie Gannaway was born in Singapore, a graphic designer, but accidentally fell in love with martial arts. The Singaporean female boxer trained in boxing from the age of 15 and then switched to Muay Thai. In 2014 she officially engaged in a professional MMA competition at One Championship 22 in Indonesia; the 31-year-old beauty defeated Adek Omar (Malaysia) by locking her neck in the first round. Originally a graphic designer. Therefore, Kirstie Gannaway has good taste in clothes, and she has a good face and good looks. Not only attracted in real life but many fans in Asia also love the personality on the Kirstie stage. She is the embodiment of modern girls in the 21st century. Beautiful, talented, and not weak.
31. Song Ga Yeon
On December 28, 1994, Ga Yeon was born in Jeju Island, South Korea; when she was 16 years old, her father passed away. As a result, Yeon suffered a mental breakdown for a long time. That time for her was dark and was seen as a tragedy. But with her determination, she rose strong.
To pursue MMA, this girl, born in 1994, went to the US and Singapore to learn and study. In particular, she always focuses on improving the technique of BJJ, the martial art that she considers the most difficult to learn. Song Ga Yeon is known as a girl with a beautiful face. Her name appeared in many Korean reality TV shows such as Roommate and Running Man. She is considered an example of inspiring inspiration from tragedies and achieving success.
32. Rika Ishige
Rika “Tinydoll” Ishige was born on May 4, 1989, is a female martial artist with mixed blood between Japan and Thailand. She started practicing aikido and taekwondo at the age of nine. Inspired by his passionate judo father, Ishige pursued the practice of his skill. Her victories come from beautiful finishes, and Rika is considered one of Thailand’s pioneering MMA fighters.
Known as “The Smiling Assassin,” she gained the attention of many fans at One Championship – Warrior Kingdom. Ishige won until the defeat in her third match before Jomary Torres. Despite losing, Ishige, with her boyfriend Shannon Wiratchai, became the power couple of MMA in Asia.
33. Ebanie Blonde Bomber’ Bridges
ANBF Australasian female super-bantamweight champion Ebanie Bridges was born on September 22, 1986, in Sydney, Australia. Ebanie Bridges is known as the “blonde bomber” in the world of boxing. She started her professional career with a win over 33-year-old rival Mahiecka Pareno in 2019. During her fight with Pareno, Bridges broke her ankle but continued and defeat her opponent.
With an enduring competitive career, possessing a fiery curve, few know that Ebanie Bridges started as a high school math teacher in Australia before turning to professional boxing. For seven years, Bridges had trouble transitioning to boxing as a bodybuilder because martial art required both strength and technique. However, the Australian boxer proved she was capable of winning all four times.
34. Jenae Noonan
Jenae Noonan was born on December 9, 1986, a 35-year-old American beauty who is one of this country’s famous female MMA fighters. This female fighter has been crowned the national MMA mixed martial arts champion; she is also a boxer representing the US to attend the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
In addition to being an MMA fighter, Jenae Noonan also can write very attractive books. Her book “Living Life Like a Champion” is widely known and loved by her fans. Besides, Jenae Noonan is also known as an attractive model on famous magazine covers. Possessing a face that attracts all eyes, along with sexy curves, it is not difficult to understand when Jenae Noonan is named the sexiest MMA fighter on the planet.
35. Valentina Shevchenko
Valentina Anatolievna Shevchenko was born on March 7, 1988, in Frunze, Kyrgyzstan. Familiar with martial arts from a very young age, Shevchenko inherited martial arts blood from his mother, Elena – a famous Taekwondo fighter in Kyrgyzstan. She started practicing her mother’s martial art at the age of 5 before becoming interested in Muay Thai and Vale Tudo – Brazilian freestyle martial arts. At the age of 33, Shevchenko may not be young enough to maintain top form for a long time. But her enthusiasm, strength, and longing never stopped. Who knows, in the future, we will still see the dominance of this talented female boxer.