Top 5 biggest female fights of all time

Katie Taylor has the chance at redemption when she rematches Chantelle Cameron in Dublin tonight. The pair of undisputed champions collided in this past May, Cameron scoring a unanimous decision win defending her super lightweight world titles at the 3Arena in the Irish capital. 

ProBox TV looks at the top 5 biggest female fights of all time in celebration of tonight’s all undisputed clash. 


5. Cecilia Braekhus Vs Anne Sophie Mathis - 1st October, 2016

Breakhus was at the time the Gold standard of female boxing, leading the way for women boxers in a time very different today. The fight itself was short lived, Braekhus knocking out the French woman inside two rounds when defending her undisputed welterweight championship. However, the bout marked an end to a ban on boxing in Norway, the sport being banned for over three decades before the Columbian born Braekhus made Norway her home. She would go on to defend her titles another three times in her adopted Norway bringing a firm end to boxing’s ban in the Scandinavian country.


4. Laila Ali Vs Jacqui Frazer Lyde -  8th June, 2001

Ali Vs Frazer had shone a beaming light on female boxing at the turn of the millennium. Two heavyweight legend’s daughters squared off at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in New York with both women putting their undefeated records on the line in an eight round fight. And, what a fight it was! The two ladies went at each other for the duration, Ali picking up a majority decision win improving her record to 10-0. Ali would continue her career undefeated, picking up the WBC world title in the process. Frazier Lyde would never taste defeat again, finishing her career at heavyweight. 


3. Claressa Shields Vs Savannah Marshall - 15th October, 2022

These two women met to decide who was the greatest female middleweight on the planet with all four world titles on the line at the 02 Arena in London. Sky Sports and Boxxer ambitiously created an all female card involving the likes of Mikaela Mayer, Alycia Baumgardner and Caroline Dubois. Shields would hand Marshall a career first defeat with a unanimous decision victory in the English capital. The event was historic and record breaking with an all female lineup on broadcast around the world on Sky Sports and ESPN. 


2. Katie Taylor Vs Chantelle Cameron - 20th May, 2023

This summer saw a nation’s heron return home. Ireland’s Taylor would jump up a weight class to face fellow undisputed champion Cameron in Dublin. It was Taylor’s first fight in her homeland after 22 professional fights. The boxing loving country had turned its back on boxing due to a gangland murder at the Regency Hotel during a weigh-in in 2016. It was abundantly clear how huge this fight was for Ireland, with the vast majority of boxing’s stars flying in to see the spectacle. However, Taylor would struggle with Cameron, losing by majority decision. Cameron was in fact a replacement for Amanda Serrano. Taylor will again tonight try to claim the disputed championship at 140 pounds in the hope of becoming an undisputed two weight world champion. 


1. Katie Taylor Vs Amanda Serrano - 30th April, 2022

The boxing world was captivated ahead of arguably the two biggest names in female boxing  going to battle at Madison Square Garden in New York last year. This was hard to split, the judges scoring in favour for Taylor, but only just. After ten action packed rounds Taylor claimed a split decision victory over the featherweight world champion to reclaim her undisputed lightweight title. It was another historic moment from Taylor, the fight being the first female fight to headline MSG. Quite rightly the bout received tremendous acclaim. Ring Magazine awarded it the Event of the Year.