Gray and orange
Rankings update

The BOX! Magazine editorial board sees two dominant colours trending in the second half of 2022, so you better buy the right garments to be in fashion.

Here are our rankings for the summer and fall seasons, defined by a champion and a new mandatory contender.

A slate of gray

Golden age or bronze age? Forget it. This year is the Gray Age in the Super Lightweight division with Steffi Slater making herself the prime fighter. Anyone who pretends to be legitimate wants a shot at the boxer who turns 46 in September.

How long can the Lady in Gray stay there? Few human beings can perform as admirably as she has for much longer in a sport as gruelling as boxing, but it will take courage to unseat the sitting champion because she’s gray-t.

The orange menace

Orange can deliver sweetness and bitterness. This one, who just got nominated as the mandatory challenger at Lightweight, delivers juicy fruity knockouts.

We had been warned that Sophie Schumann would be one of the most dangerous boxers on the planet and the promise has been fulfilled. Some say it’s only a matter of time before she becomes world champion. Others believe that taking on Zohana Patel next is one step too far and too soon. What we know is that both women want the fight and we expect widespread pain distribution when they square off.

On top of that, a certain Leyla Abdul’s rise is as irresistible as her smile and her punches.

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Sophie Schumann

The little sister of Alesia Schumann is a born troublemaker but supremely talented puncher. The mandatory challenger in the Lightweight division.

Steffi Slater

Former Super Lightweight world champion. A veteran who had a very successful run after moving up in weight and migrating to Germany.
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