Latest update: January 2023
The rankings for early 2023 are in. BOX! Magazine recognises Sophie Schumann as the current pound-for-pound champion after defeating Zohana Patel.
Picasso is on an absolute tear fueled by consecutive knockouts against Zohana Patel, Heather Barker and Takara Oshima. In our opinion, the pound-for-pound best in boxing, who now delivers paydays as well as the punches.
It would be silly of us to say that the Indian is past her prime unless she finds a way to trip up after suffering a rare defeat. We believe that she still has good fights in her.
A still highly credible contender. The near future will probably feature a highly anticipated rematch with Heather Barker after a controversial draw in Vancouver.
The White Swan looked good in defeat against Sophie Schumann and in a draw with Leyla Abdul. A true beast who can handle battles with the best because she’s elite herself.
Solid like a rock, as ever. She gave a serious test to Zohana Patel and humbled one of the division’s most talented prospects.
Passing a painful chin check operation to stop Leonie von Hammerstein was impressive. Dominating the respected Summer Simpson was even better. We maintain our crush on her.
Under the radar
Leonie von Hammerstein
The young German made a solid impression in her second fight after a rough pro debut. The demolition of Emily Gartner showcased brisk progression and gorgeous technical ability, coupled with a high level of brutality.