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 fight-ending, winning criterion in certain full-contact combat sports

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
vacantvacantvacant

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
vacantvacant Geovana Peres
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
8–1–0–0 (1)
March 30, 2019

Super middleweight (168 lb, 76.2 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Alicia Napoleon Espinosa
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
12–1–0–0 (7)
March 3, 2018
Franchón Crews-Dezurn
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
6–1–0–0 (2)
September 13, 2018
Elin Cederroos
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
6–0–0–0 (3)
March 22, 2019
Franchón Crews-Dezurn
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
6–1–0–0 (2)
September 14, 2019

Middleweight (160 lb, 72.6 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Claressa Shields
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
9–0–0–0 (2)
June 22, 2018
Claressa Shields
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
9–0–0–0 (2)
November 17, 2018
Claressa Shields
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
9–0–0–0 (2)
June 22, 2018
Claressa Shields
Super champion
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
9–0–0–0 (2)
July 8, 2019

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

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Hanna Gabriels
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
20–2–1–0 (11)
September 30, 2018
vacant Marie Eve Dicaire
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
16–0–0–0 (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
Jessica McCaskill
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
7–2–0–0 (3)
May 25, 2019
Jessica McCaskill
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
7–2–0–0 (3)
October 6, 2018
vacant Christina Linardatou
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
12–1–0–0 (6)
March 24, 2019

Lightweight (135 lb, 61.2 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Katie Taylor
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
14–0–0–0 (6)
September 30, 2018
Katie Taylor
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
14–0–0–0 (6)
June 1, 2019
Katie Taylor
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
14–0–0–0 (6)
April 28, 2018
Katie Taylor
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
14–0–0–0 (6)
March 15, 2019

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

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Hyun Mi Choi
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
17–0–1–0 (4)
October 30, 2013
Eva Wahlstrom
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
22–1–2–0 (3)
April 25, 2015
Maïva Hamadouche
Flag of France.svg  France
21–1–0–0 (17)
November 10, 2016
Ewa Brodnicka
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
18–0–0–0 (2)
February 22, 2018
Elhem Mekhaled
Interim champion
Flag of France.svg  France
12–0–0–0 (2)
March 16, 2019

Featherweight (126 lb, 57.2 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Jelena Mrdjenovich
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
40–10–2–0 (19)
September 30, 2018
Jelena Mrdjenovich
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
40–10–2–0 (19)
March 11, 2016
Jennifer Han
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
17–3–1–3 (1)
September 19, 2015
Amanda Serrano
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico
37–1–1–0 (27)
September 13, 2019
Amanda Serrano
Interim champion
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico
37–1–1–0 (27)
September 13, 2019
Brenda Karen Carabajal
Interim champion
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
16–4–1–0 (9)
April 13, 2019

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

WBA WBC IBF WBO
vacant Fatuma Zarika
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
32–12–2–0 (17)
October 1, 2016
Marcela Eliana Acuña
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
49–7–2–0 (20)
August 10, 2018
Dina Thorslund
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
14–0–0–0 (6)
August 25, 2018
Yazmín Rivas
In recess
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
40–10–1–4 (11)
September 2, 2019

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
53–9–4–0 (18)
April 1, 2017
María Cecilia Román
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
15–4–1–1 (0)
August 4, 2017
Daniela Romina Bermúdez
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
26–3–3–0 (8)
October 20, 2017
Jackie Nava
Interim champion
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
35–4–4–0 (16)
November 10, 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
19–9–0–0 (6)
May 13, 2017
Jorgelina Guanini
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
9–1–2–0 (1)
September 14, 2018
Miyo Yoshida
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
13–1–0–0 (0)
June 19, 2019

Flyweight (112 lb, 50.8 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Naoko Fujioka
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
18–2–1–0 (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
16–0–3–1 (0)
December 19, 2014
Nicola Adams
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
5–0–1–0 (3)
July 29, 2019

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

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Yésica Yolanda Bopp
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
36–1–0–0 (16)
September 30, 2018
Yesenia Gómez
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
16–5–3–1 (6)
September 22, 2018
Evelyn Nazarena Bermúdez
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
12–0–1–0 (3)
December 29, 2018
Tenkai Tsunami
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
26–12–1–0 (15)
March 8, 2018
Jessica Nery Plata
Interim champion
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
25–2–0–0 (3)
April 14, 2018
Kenia Enriquez
Interim champion
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
22–1–0–0 (9)
May 27, 2017

Minimumweight, Mini Flyweight (105 lb, 47.6 kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Anabel Ortiz
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
30–3–0–0 (4)
July 23, 2013
Tina Rupprecht
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
9–0–1–0 (3)
September 30, 2018
Yokasta Valle
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
18–2–0–0 (8)
August 4, 2019
Kasumi Saeki
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
4–0–0–0 (3)
April 27, 2019

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

WBA WBC IBF WBO
Monserrat Alarcón
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
13–4–2–0 (0)
August 31, 2018
Fabiana Bytyqi
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
14–0–1–0 (5)
September 22, 2018
Saemi Hanagata
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
16–7–4–0 (7)
September 29, 2018
Mika Iwakawa
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
8–5–1–0 (3)
July 29, 2018
Brenda Flores
Interim champion
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
16–4–1–0 (4)
September 8, 2018

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