Beautiful Women From The World Of Female Boxing
To put it mildly, boxing is a pretty rough sport.
It's hard to stay beautiful with other people constantly trying to re-arrange your face.
But with it's inclusion in the 2012 Olympics, you can expect to see more and more women become interested in "The Sweet Science".
Here are a few women that have gotten into, and out of, the ring with their looks intact.
Laila Ali, the daughter of "The Greatest", boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
Laila stands five foot ten and weighs around 160 pounds.
In her first bout in December 8th, 1999, she knocked her opponent April Fowler out in the first round.
Her record stands at 24 Wins (21 knockouts, 3 decisions) 0 Losses and 0 Draws.
Laila's last fight was a win over Gwendolyn O'Neil on February 3rd, 2007.
Laila Ali vs. Susy Taylor, August 17th, 2002 at The Aladdin in Las Vegas, Nevada.
German female boxer Regina Halmich was born on November 22nd, 1976 in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Before her retirement in 2007, her record stood at 54 wins (16 knockouts), 1 loss and 1 draw.
Her last match was a win over Hagar Shmoulefeld Finer on November 30th, 2007.
For some reason Hub Pages keeps saying her site is invalid even though it isn't:
Regina Halmich vs Daisy Lang, May 29th, 2004 at Ostseehalle, Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Mia St. John
Professional female boxer, model, businesswoman, and Tae Kwon Do champion Mia St. John
Her record is 47 wins (18 knockouts), 13 losses and 2 draws.
Her last fight was a win over Christy Martin on August 14th, 2012 in Friant, California in a match for the vacant WBC female light middleweight title.
This would be the last match for both Mia and Christy as they both announced their retirements after the bout, leaving the title vacant once again.
Evidently Mia decided to change her mind about the retirement thing, because now she is scheduled to defend her WBC female light middleweight title against Molly McConnell on November 10th, 2012 in Bakersfield, California.
Maybe Mia should have stayed retired because on November 10th, 2012, she lost the WBC female light middleweight title, not to Molly McConnell, but to Tiffany Junot
Mia faced undefeated female boxer Cecilia Braekhus (21-0-0) on April 13th, 2013 and Cecilia stayed undefeated.
Mia lost via TKO in the third round.
Mia St. John vs. Kristy Follmar, May 18th, 2002 in Choctaw, Mississippi
Professional female boxer, kickboxer, and actress Lucia Rijker was born on December 6, 1967 in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.
She has been nicknamed, "The Most Dangerous Woman in the World" and "The Dutch Destroyer".
Her current record is 17 wins (14 knockouts) 0 losses and 0 draws.
Her last fight was on May 20th, 2004 and it was a win over Deborah Fettkether.
Widely regarded as the best female welterweight of the world, Holly Holm was born on October 17th, 1981 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
She was named Ring Magazine female Fighter of the Year, twice, once in 2005 and once in 2006.
Her record stands currently at 32-2-3.
Holly's last fight was a win over Diana Prazak (11-1-0) via Unanimous Decision on December 7th, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Holly currently hold's the International Boxing Association female welterweight title, the World Boxing Federation female welterweight title and the World Boxing Federation female light welterweight title.
On May 11th, 2013, Holly announced that she would be leaving boxing to devote her entire time to female MMA.
Frida Wallberg was born on April 28th, 1983 in Åtvidaberg, Sweden.
Her record stands at 11-1-0.
Frida's last fight was a win over Amanda Serrano (14-0-1) on April 24th, 2012 at the Cloetta Center in Linkoping, Sweden.
Frida currently holds the WBC female super featherweight title.
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Jessica "The Ragin'" Rakoczy was born on April 14, 1977 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
She is a 3 time WIBA World Champion and NABAW Light Weight Champ.
Jessica's record stands at 33 wins (11 knockouts), 3 losses and 0 draws.
Her last fight was a win over Ada Velez (20-4-3) on January 24th, 2013 at the Coca-Cola Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
In that fight, Jessica won the vacant WIBA Women's International Boxing Association super bantamweight title.
Female boxer Melinda Cooper was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 6th, 1985.
The WIBA and IBA Flyweight Champion of the world, Melinda's current record is 22 wins (11 knockouts), 2 loses and 0 draws.
Her latest match was a win over Celina Salazar by Majority Decision on September 8th, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Daisy Lang was born Dessislava Kirova on April 4th, 1972 in Sofia, Bulgaria, but she is better known to womens boxing fans as Daisy "The Lady" Lang.
Her record stands at 19 wins (7 knockouts), 3 losses and 1 draw.
Daisy's last fight was a win over Simone Suciu on October 16th, 2004.
Mary Jo Sanders
Female pro boxer Mary Jo Sanders was born on January 13th, 1974, in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
She is the daughter of NFL Hall of Famer, Charlie Sanders, who played tight end for the Detroit Lions from 1968-77.
Her current record is 25 wins (8 knockouts), 1 loss and 1 draw.
Mary Jo's last fight was a draw with Holly Holm on October 17th, 2008.
Australian female boxer Sharon Anyos was born on October 13th, 1970 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
Her boxing record stands at 14 wins (4 knockouts), 3 losses and 0 draws.
Sharon's last fight was a win over Ploysuay Sakrungruang on February 23rd, 2007.
Isra Girgrah was born on September 16th, 1971 in Aden, Yemen (although Boxing Rec.com lists her birthplace as Dubai, UAE).
Her boxing record is 28 wins (11 knockouts), 3 losses and 2 draws.
Isra's last fight was a win over Carla Witherspoon on March 27th, 2004 at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC.
Female boxer Kristy Follmar was born on August 20th, 1980 in Cedar Lake Indiana.
Her record stands at 16 wins (9 knockouts), 2 losses and 0 draws.
Kristy's last fight was a loss to Mary McGee on April 25th, 2009.
Yesica Yolanda Bopp was born on April 11th, 1984 in Wilde, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
This five foot even female boxer has a record of 24-0-0.
Her last fight was a win over Carolina Alvarez (10-4-2) on March 16th, 2013 at the Club Los Padres Capuchinos in Concordia, Entre Rios, Argentina.
Yesica holds both the WBA female light flyweight title and the WBO female light flyweight title.
Australian professional boxer and water skiing champion Lauryn Eagle was born on December 11th, 1987 in Randwick, New South Wales.
She is five foot eight and a half and has a boxing record of 9-4-1.
Besides boxing and water skiing, she is also a model.
In 2004 she won Miss Teen International.
Female boxer Jennifer Salinas was born on June 30, 1982 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Well...Wikipedia lists her birthplace as Santa Cruz, BoxRec lists it as Annandale, Virginia.
She is currently the Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) World female Super Featherweight Champion.
As of right now, her boxing record is 19-3-0.
Beautiful Female Boxers Comments
Thomas Bensen from Wisconsin on September 10, 2014:
Nice, my favorite...Melinda Cooper
Compu-Smart from London UK on July 09, 2013:
Beautiful, boxing babes. I like very much.!
JP Carlos from Quezon CIty, Phlippines on December 10, 2012:
Beautiful and deadly.
zimolafleur on November 12, 2012:
Jack Hazen from Blitzburgh area on August 30, 2012:
I just love to watch girls sweat.
I wrote a hub myself with a blurb about Laila entitled "What Guy Doesn't Love a Good Girlfight?" but that's mostly about MMA and Rowdy Ronda Rousey.
Anyway, this hub was quite stimulating.
Kelley Marks from Sacramento, California on August 27, 2012:
There are some serious foxes in this batch of boxing babes. Very good hub! Keep up the excellent work. Later!
Me on March 05, 2012:
We're queen underwood??????? Hello
bruzzbuzz from Texas , USA on December 23, 2011:
I had no idea female boxers were so beautiful. Nice hub.
worldgrandeur from The Moon on August 18, 2010:
Those are models and not fighters!!!! Nice women.
markmccall on August 11, 2010:
hey did you find one for me yet or they scared.
usedcar012001 on July 11, 2010:
Love female boxing
Janat on March 15, 2010:
umm i love Laila Ali's boxing possation, god blees her
thatgirlisfunny on March 06, 2010:
Fantabulous! I want to be in one of your lists!! lol! I train in mixed martial arts - boxing, Muay Thai, wrestling and jiu jitsu. Check me out on my blog thatgirlisfunny.com
agusfanani from Indonesia on February 15, 2010:
yeah they are people with big achievement, they are pretty inside and outside.
Phillyfreeze69 on December 31, 2009:
I remember early in Laila's career she fought the daughters of two of her fathers nemesis, Joe Frazier and George Foreman. She beat both of them soundly. I think some of boxing skills are genetic. I enjoyed reading your Hub on these splendid female athletes.
Madame X on December 19, 2009:
I can't even imagine wanting to box! But I love how in-shape these gals are - I just love it when women stay in great shape. I also had no idea so many were in to boxing. Very interesting hub :)
Orlando2Vegas.com from Orlando, FL on December 09, 2009:
Many of these ladies actually became boxers out of the girls with beauty myth that looks were all they had to go on so they excelled in the area of knockin em out in the ring. great hub..
Alex Miles from London on November 10, 2009:
have you ever followed muy thai? they have some excellent female boxers, one of whom I had the misfortune to spar once.. it was most certainly a learning experience..
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on November 02, 2009:
Michael Collins on November 02, 2009:
Despite their feminine beauty, I have no desire to be on the receiving end of a punch from one of these gorgeous female Boxers. Possibly, their punch would have less Newtons than a punch from a similar mass male Boxer. But, a women's punch is still going to hurt.