2022, a landmark year for women’s boxing 

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2022, a landmark year for women’s boxing 
2022, a landmark year for women's boxing. Photo: Sports Illustrated

The growth of women’s boxing has been consistent and the World Boxing Association has long been committed to supporting the courageous women who seek glory in the ring. 2022 left us with great satisfaction with accomplishments to be remembered. 

It began in January with a new record for Claressa Shields that led her to enter the Guinness World Records. T-Rex was one of the main protagonists who also closed the year as undisputed 160-pound champion after a unanimous decision over her top opponent Savannah Marshall. That was the main event of a great women-only card at the O2 Arena in the United Kingdom. That was Shields’ second fight when in May she knocked out Ema Kozin as a stepping stone to her main event goal that finally came on October 15. 

On the same event, the stars Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner fought in the super featherweight division. “La Bomba” Baumgardner ended up winning to become the new complete queen of the division with all the belts except for the WBA that she wants to conquer this 2023 against the enduring Hyun mi Choi. This fight was ordered by the pioneer organization in November. 

On the other hand, we had the most important event that took place at the end of April at Madison Square Garden in New York, where the Irish Katie Taylor once again left a mark of her greatness after triumphing in a dramatic and spectacular way against another outstanding exponent such as the Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano. There, the Irish Katie Taylor once again made her greatness clear after defeating another outstanding exponent, the Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano. This was the first time that two women took center stage, as the main event fight, at the Madison. 

The other great star of the moment, Seniesa Estrada, had only one fight during 2022, and once again retained her crown against an opponent of great courage that put her in trouble; the Argentinean boxer Jazmin Villarino, who showed her best version despite not being able to win the belt. Seniesa will seek to be the undisputed minimum weight and is on the way. 

And this is just a portion of all that we have experienced from the hand of great women who wear the gloves with value. No doubt this new year will bring more high-impact women’s action.




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