List of current female world boxing champions

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Current champions

The current champions in each weight class are listed below. Each champion's professional boxing record is shown in the following format: wins–losses–draws–no contests (knockout wins).

Knockout

A knockout is a fight-ending, winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, mixed martial arts, karate, some forms of taekwondo and other sports involving striking, as well as fighting-based video games. A full knockout is considered any legal strike or combination thereof that renders an opponent unable to continue fighting.

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Heavyweight (168+, 175+ or 200+ lb, 76.2+ kg, 79.4+ kg or 90.7+ kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Alejandra Jiménez
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
11–0–1–0 (9)
March 18, 2016
vacantvacant

Junior heavyweight (200 lb, 90.7 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
vacant

Light heavyweight (168+ or 175 lb, 76.2+ or 79.4 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
vacantvacantvacant

Super middleweight (168 lb, 76.2 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Alicia Napoleon
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10–1–0–0 (5)
March 3, 2018
Franchon Crews Dezurn
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4–1–0–0 (1)
September 13, 2018
vacantvacant

Middleweight (160 lb, 72.6 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Claressa Shields
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8–0–0–0 (2)
June 22, 2018
Claressa Shields
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8–0–0–0 (2)
November 17, 2018
Claressa Shields
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8–0–0–0 (2)
June 22, 2018
Christina Hammer
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
24–0–0–1 (11)
October 23, 2010
Christina Hammer
In recess
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
24–0–0–1 (11)
November 1, 2018

Super welterweight, Junior middleweight (154 lb, 69.9 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Hanna Gabriels
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
19–2–1–0 (11)
September 30, 2018
Ewa Piatkowska
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
12–1–0–0 (4)
September 17, 2016
Marie Eve Dicaire
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
14–0–0–0 (0)
December 1, 2018
vacant

Welterweight (147 lb, 66.7 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Cecilia Brækhus
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
35–0–0–0 (9)
September 30, 2018
Cecilia Brækhus
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
35–0–0–0 (9)
March 14, 2009
Cecilia Brækhus
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
35–0–0–0 (9)
September 13, 2014
Cecilia Brækhus
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
35–0–0–0 (9)
May 15, 2010

Super lightweight, Junior welterweight (140 lb, 63.5 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Anahí Esther Sánchez
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
19–3–0–0 (11)
February 28, 2019
Jessica McCaskill
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
6–2–0–0 (3)
October 6, 2018
Victoria Noelia Bustos
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
19–5–0–0 (0)
January 12, 2019
vacant

Lightweight (135 lb, 61.2 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Katie Taylor
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
12–0–0–0 (5)
September 30, 2018
Delfine Persoon
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
43–1–0–0 (18)
April 20, 2014
Katie Taylor
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
12–0–0–0 (5)
April 28, 2018
Rose Volante
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
14–0–0–0 (8)
December 22, 2017

Super featherweight, Junior lightweight (130 lb, 59 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Hyun Mi Choi
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
16–0–1–0 (4)
October 30, 2013
Eva Wahlstrom
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
22–1–1–0 (3)
April 25, 2015
Maiva Hamadouche
Flag of France.svg  France
20–1–0–0 (16)
November 10, 2016
Ewa Brodnicka
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
16–0–0–0 (2)
February 22, 2018

Featherweight (126 lb, 57.2 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Jelena Mrdjenovich
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
38–10–2–0 (19)
September 30, 2018
Jelena Mrdjenovich
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
38–10–2–0 (19)
March 11, 2016
Jennifer Han
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
17–3–1–3 (1)
September 19, 2015
Heather Hardy
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
22–0–0–1 (4)
October 27, 2018

Super bantamweight, Junior featherweight (122 lb, 55.3 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Yazmín Rivas
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
39–10–1–4 (11)
May 19, 2018
Fatuma Zarika
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
31–12–2–0 (17)
October 1, 2016
Marcela Eliana Acuña
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
49–7–1–0 (20)
August 10, 2018
Dina Thorslund
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
13–0–0–0 (6)
August 25, 2018

Bantamweight (118 lb, 53.5 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Mayerlin Rivas
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
15–4–2–0 (10)
March 8, 2015
Mariana Juárez
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
52–9–4–0 (18)
April 1, 2017
María Cecilia Román
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
13–4–1–1 (0)
August 4, 2017
Daniela Romina Bermúdez
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
24–3–3–0 (7)
October 20, 2017
Jackie Nava
Interim champion
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
35–4–3–0 (16)
November 10, 2018
Eva Voraberger
Interim champion
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
24–6–0–0 (11)
April 7, 2018
Dayana Cordero
In recess
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
17–5–3–0 (12)
December 31, 2018

Super flyweight, Junior bantamweight (115 lb, 52.2 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Maribel Ramírez
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
13–9–2–0 (3)
May 19, 2018
Guadalupe Martínez Guzmán
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
18–9–0–0 (6)
May 13, 2017
Jorgelina Guanini
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
9–1–1–0 (1)
September 14, 2018
Amanda Serrano
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico
36–1–1–0 (27)
January 18, 2019

Flyweight (112 lb, 50.8 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Naoko Fujioka
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
18–2–0–0 (7)
March 13, 2017
Ibeth Zamora Silva
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
30–6–0–0 (12)
May 26, 2018
Leonela Paola Yúdica
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
16–0–3–0 (0)
December 19, 2014
Arely Muciño
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
27–3–2–1 (10)
February 17, 2018
Nicola Adams
Interim champion
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
5–0–0–0 (3)
October 6, 2018

Light flyweight, Junior flyweight (108 lb, 49 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Yésica Yolanda Bopp
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
35–1–0–0 (16)
September 30, 2018
Yesenia Gómez
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
15–5–3–1 (6)
September 22, 2018
Evelyn Nazarena Bermúdez
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
12–0–0–0 (3)
December 29, 2018
Tenkai Tsunami
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
26–12–0–0 (15)
March 8, 2018
Jessica Nery Plata
Interim champion
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
24–2–0–0 (3)
April 14, 2018
Kenia Enriquez
Interim champion
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
21–1–0–0 (9)
May 27, 2017

Minimumweight, Mini Flyweight (105 lb, 47.6 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Anabel Ortiz
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
28–3–0–0 (4)
July 23, 2013
Tina Rupprecht
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
9–0–0–0 (3)
September 30, 2018
Joana Pastrana
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
15–1–0–0 (5)
June 22, 2018
Etsuko Tada
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
18–3–2–0 (6)
December 1, 2018

Light minimumweight, Atomweight, Junior Mini Flyweight (102 lb, 46.3 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Monserrat Alarcón
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
11–4–2–0 (0)
August 31, 2018
Fabiana Bytyqi
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
14–0–0–0 (5)
September 22, 2018
Saemi Hanagata
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
15–7–4–0 (7)
September 29, 2018
Mika Iwakawa
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
8–5–1–0 (3)
July 29, 2018
Ayaka Miyao
Interim champion
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
23–7–1–0 (6)
November 20, 2018
Brenda Flores
Interim champion
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
16–4–1–0 (4)
September 8, 2018

See also

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