Latest update: October 2023
The BOX! Magazine rankings experts have weighed in. The highly competitive Featherweight division is still ruled by the Canadian Cobra, but there is a lot of movement around the top ranks.
Virani MacVicar had a tough first defence against Kasandra Sobieski, which the Canadian passed. There are still several names that hunger for her title and the Cobra will have to be at her best to defend her throne.
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A rare case of rising without actually entering the ring. The Empress has quietly been making plans for a comeback. Whether she faces MacVicar in a rematch or one of the other big names in the division, she remains a threat until she retires.
Sobieski fell short against MacVicar, but the rangy redhead proved she is on this level with her performance and her victory over Kayleigh Parsons. The skill is there, but does she have the right promoter to bring her to the top?
Rising from the ashes of two consecutive defeats, Parsons righted the ship against Tanille Taylor and showed the dominant ‘Fluke’ that made her champion. She is well positioned to fight Virani MacVicar in a hotly contested trilogy fight.
Stung by her controversial loss to MacVicar, the German has been biding her time. We would not be surprised to see her face off against MacVicar again. With the hardest punch in the division, she is a fighter that is oft avoided.
Heroux appears to be waiting for a payday against one of the top fighters. She may yet get it. She also will remember last time she stepped up in class and got cleaned out by Michaela Sommer.
Taylor’s shoddy work ethic, stamina and tactical brain were on display against Kayleigh Parsons in a disappointing loss. Her ranking will be tarnished until she can pick up a legitimate win. Rematching Sonia Fox would be a start.
It’s a testament to how weak the bottom half of this division is that Graves remains in the top 10. She was cleanly defeated by Heroux, and does not appear to be improving. A likely target for a prospect on her way to the top
The former Super Bantamweight joins the Featherweight rankings after punching out Fabiana Dvorakova. She has a big punch and promotional backing, which is a good combination to rise fast.
Fox has managed to claw her way onto these rankings through sheer hard work and attrition. We’d like to see her get another shot at Tanille Taylor.
Out indefinitely after losing to Tanille Taylor, Storm’s aura has been tarnished significantly. Still, she is young, and has the skill (and punching power) to move back up. This is a woman that stopped Kasandra Sobieski, after all.