Box Magazine has issued its rankings for the top Super Lightweight fighters in the world, confirming who’s who in the division, starting with reigning champion Alesia Schumann.
Latest update: January 2021
Champion – Alesia Schumann
A world champion in her prime years. Successive knockout wins against Taylor Grant and Anastasia Orlova have powered her rise to the top the division, making her one of the top pound for pound boxers.
1 – Chloé Potvin
Setbacks and injuries have not prevented the French Canadian from maintaining herself among the best. Her spectacular KO of Stella Haussmann makes her the go-to contender to Schumann’s crown.
2 – Taylor Grant
Defeat to the current champion could have broken a gifted athlete, but the resourceful American hit the ground running quickly after moving to New York, finding a coach and delivering a mature decision win.
3 – Sky Houghton
The resurgent Englishwoman delivered two wins after suffering a pair of losses. She is on her way back to the top, wanting to stage another attempt at winning the world title.
4 – Anastasia Orlova
She talked about a move to upper classes after losing to Schumann, but has not made the decision official yet. Still an option at Super Lightweight if she wishes.
5 – Nadia Monteil
The veteran and former champion has been inactive for more than a year, but she seeks to make a comeback. We hear that she has a rematch with Houghton in sight.
7 – Amber Rose
The new American champion has made a name for herself in the last couple of years with mature wins.
9 – Anna Schwartz
The experienced German threatens to win the national title, and she has established herself in the top 10.
15 – Melanie Spitzer
A dangerous puncher, she is in the trail of a strong generation of German fighters.
17 – Leyla Abdul
Defeated by Schwartz in a war, the young tactician remains a prospect in the division.