Dina Thorslund, Alycia Baumgardner Climb Women’s Ranking
Women’s boxing has had exciting matchups for this year including some upsets.
The outcome of the showdown has prompted the panelists to reshuffle the rankings with a few names climbing the charts after scoring big wins.
In the flyweight category, Arely Muciño maintains the No. 2 in one of women’s boxing’s elite divisions despite beating Jacky Calvo. This is because most of the panelists do not lean in her favor due to a lofty performance.
In the bantamweight division, Denmark’s Dina Thorslund has grabbed the top spot following a comprehensive win over former No. 1 Zulina Muñoz. After losing the fight via stoppage in seven rounds, Muñoz has slipped to the fourth spot.
When it came down to securing a spot for Alycia Baumgardner, panelists had a different view.
In her last fight, she beat No. 1 junior lightweight Terri Harper in England.
Harper was the favorite fighter and rated by as one of the world’s top pound-for-pound fighters. Most panelists decided to demote Harper to the bottom of the top five.
Women’s Boxing Hall of Famer Thomas Gerbasi placed Baumgardner at No. 2, but IBRO researcher Mark Jones had a different theory.
“I’m afraid I have to disagree with placing Baumgardner ahead of Choi. Choi is undefeated and is the longest-reigning champion in women’s boxing,” Jones said.