Chantelle Cameron, Natasha Jonas Force Movement: Women’s Competition Index Update

Chantelle Cameron, Natasha Jonas Pressure Motion: Girls’s Competitors Index Replace

The primary massive results of 2023 is in.

On Friday, Jessica Nery Plata defeated Kim Clavel in a Jr. flyweight unification. GivenYokasta Valle’s determination to stay unified at strawweight as an alternative of 108 kilos, it left Plata because the lone main titlist at Jr. flyweight. A case will be made for Plata as the brand new lineal queen of her class.

There shall be extra fights between 105 and 112 within the yr to return as this has grow to be an intriguing sizzling spot in ladies’s boxing. It’s not the one one. 

Removed from it.

The ultimate quarter of 2022 gave us a number of extra massive ends in what was arguably the largest yr in ladies’s boxing historical past. A few of the motion from the primary index to this primary replace, together with a slight change within the scoring mirroring the lads’s index, embody:

  • Plata enters the highest ten on the power of her win over the extremely rated Clavel.
  • Katie Taylor, #1 within the debut index, slips a bit of after dealing with a Karen Carbajal then-unranked by each Ring and in her final bout.
  • Chantelle Cameron and Natasha Jonas each make massive strikes after massive wins at Jr. welterweight and Jr. middleweight, respectively.
  • Seniesa Estrada exits the highest ten after a win over unranked Jazmin Villarino in her final bout. Estrada handed flyweight champion Marlen Esparza her solely loss however that loss aged previous three years for this replace. Esparza strikes up a hair.  

To see how this all works out, right here is the primary replace for 2023.    

1) Claressa Shields (13-0, 2 KO) 

Total Factors Rank: 1 (36.5 pts)

Distinctive Rated Wins Rank: 2 (4 distinctive wins)

Final Two Begins Rank: 2 (18 pts)

Common Opponent Rating: 2 (2.7)

Age: 27

Present Lineal Titles: World Middleweight (2019-Current, 2 Defenses); World Jr. Middleweight (2021-Current, 0 Defenses)

Present Alphabet Titles: WBA/IBF Middleweight (2018-20, 5 Defenses); WBC Middleweight (2018-Current, 4 Defenses); WBO Middleweight (2022-Current, 0 Defenses)

Extra Titles: Ring Journal Middleweight (2019-Current, 2 Defenses); WBC/IBF Tremendous Middleweight (2017-18, 1 Protection); WBO Middleweight (2019-20); WBC/WBO Tremendous Welterweight (2020-21, 1 Protection); IBF/WBA Jr. Middleweight (2021); Ring Journal Jr. Middleweight (2021-22)

File in Title Fights: 10-0, 1 KO

Final 5: Savannah Marshall UD10 (Ring #1/LBC #1 – 160); Ema Kozin UD10 (#3 – 160); Marie Eve Dicaire (#2/#1 – 154); Ivana Habazin (Unrated – 154); Christina Hammer (No Ring/#2 – 160)

Three 12 months Exercise Kicker: No

Subsequent Opponent: TBA

The Take: Together with Amanda Serrano, Shields has wins over 4 completely different (distinctive) contenders during the last three years. Shields wins the tiebreaker as all her ranked wins have been within the prime three of their division on the time. The 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist has maintained a commendable degree of competitors since turning skilled in 2016. Shields’ debut got here towards future-undisputed tremendous middleweight champion Franchon Drews-Dezurn and he or she has fought nearly nothing however main contenders and present, former, or future titlists. Shields was each gritty and masterful in touring abroad for her greatest skilled win, reunifying the middleweight division versus Savannah Marshall to avenge her lone beginner defeat. 

2) Chantelle Cameron (17-0, 8 KO)

Total Factors Rank: 3 (28.55 pts)

Distinctive Rated Wins Rank: 4 (3 distinctive wins)

Final Two Begins Rank: 1 (19.55 pts)

Common Opponent Rating: 5 (3.39)

Age: 31

Present Lineal Titles: World Jr. Welterweight (2021-Current, 2 Defenses)

Present Alphabet Titles: WBC Tremendous Light-weight (2020-Current, 4 Defenses); IBF Jr. Welterweight (2021-Current, 1 Protection); WBA/WBO Jr. Welterweight (2022-Current, 0 Defenses)

Extra Titles: Ring Journal Jr. Welterweight (2021-Current, 2 Defenses) 

File in Title Fights: 5-0, 1 KO

Final 5: Jessica McCaskill UD10 (Champion – 147[+]), Victoria Bustos UD10 (#3 – 140); Mary McGee UD10 (#2 – 140); Melissa Hernandez TKO5 (Unrated – 140); Adriana Dos Santos Araujo UD10 (Unrated – 140)

Three 12 months Exercise Kicker: No

Subsequent Opponent: TBA

The Take: The UK’s Cameron entered the largest combat of her profession off two massive wins over consensus prime three Jr. welterweights Mary McGee and Victoria Bustos. Cameron got here by large enough towards welterweight queen Jessica McCaskill. Cameron constructed a wholesome lead and withstood a late surge to retain her titles and add two extra vacant titles to her mantle. For Cameron, a showdown with Katie Taylor would put loads of butts in seats and push Cameron even farther into conversations about the very best ladies’s boxer on the planet. 

3) Natasha Jonas (13-2-1, 8 KO)

Total Factors Rank: 5 (24.53 pts)

Distinctive Rated Wins Rank: 5 (3 distinctive wins)

Final Two Begins Rank: 2 (18 pts)

Common Opponent Rating: 1 (2.69)

Age: 38

Present Alphabet Titles: WBO Jr. Middleweight (2022-Current, 2 Defenses); WBC Tremendous Welterweight (2022-Current, 1 Protection); IBF Jr. Middleweight (2022-Current, 0 Defenses) 

Earlier Titles: None

Extra Titles: Ring Journal Jr. Middleweight (2022-Current, 0 Defenses)

File in Title Fights: 3-1-1, 1 KO

Final 5 Opponents: Marie Eve Dicaire UD10 (#1/#3 – 154), Patricia Berghult UD10 (#2 – 154); Chris Namus TKO2 (#5/Unrated – 154 [+++]); Vaida Masiokaite (Unrated – 135); Katie Taylor L10 (Champion – 135); 

Three 12 months Exercise Kicker: Terri Harper D10 (No Ring/#4)

Subsequent Opponent: TBA 

The Take: Natasha Jonas had an unlikely 2022. After settling for a attract a Jr. light-weight problem of Harper in 2020, and falling brief in a problem of Taylor for the light-weight title in 2021, Jonas jumped three weight lessons and went on a tear. Jonas was 3-0 and purchased three alphabet straps on the yr. Whereas Shields should still be the lineal queen at Jr. middleweight, Jonas now owns The Ring’s title as nicely. The lone remaining main title for Jonas’ assortment belongs to Harper, who has additionally made the bounce some twenty pounds-plus up the size within the final couple years. A rematch appears pure. May a serious conflict with Shields even be a reward in 2023?  

4) Katie Taylor (22-0, 6 KO)

Total Factors Rank: 2 (31.89 pts)

Distinctive Rated Wins Rank: 1 (5 distinctive wins)

Final Two Begins Rank: 8 (9.5 pts)

Common Opponent Rating: 10 (4.32)

Age: 36

Present Lineal Titles: World Light-weight (2019-Current, 6 Defenses)

Present Alphabet Titles: WBA Light-weight (2017-Current, 14 Defenses); IBF Light-weight (2018-Current, 12 Defenses); WBO Light-weight (2019-Current, 8 Defenses); WBC Light-weight (2019-Current, 6 Defenses)

Extra Titles: Ring Journal Light-weight (2019-Current, 6 Defenses); WBO Jr. Welterweight (2019) 

File in Title Fights: 16-0, 3 KO

Final 5: Karen Carbajal UD10 (Unrated – 135); Amanda Serrano UD10 (#2/#1 – 135; #1 – 126); Firuza Sharipova UD10 (Unrated – 135); Jennifer Han UD10 (#5/Unrated – 135); Natasha Jonas (Unrated/#5 – 130[-])

Three 12 months Exercise Kicker: Delfine Persoon UD10 (No Ring/#1); Miriam Gutierrez UD10 (#4/#5 – 135)

Subsequent Opponent: TBA  

The Take: Taylor slips only a bit with an unranked foe in her final outing however stays the chief finishes on prime because the chief in distinctive wins, together with a win over the girl simply forward and simply behind her within the prime ten. Taylor’s 5 distinctive wins towards ranked opposition is yet one more than her closest friends in Claressa Shields and Amanda Serrano and he or she’s had seven begins for the reason that starting of 2020. A five-time World Novice champion and 2012 Olympic Gold medalist, Eire’s Taylor received arguably the largest combat within the historical past of ladies’s boxing when she weathered a violent mid-round assault to earn a choice over Serrano in April. Will she see Serrano once more in 2023? May Taylor enterprise up the size to face the winner of Jessica McCaskill-Chantelle Cameron? There shall be extra massive fights awaiting the light-weight queen within the yr forward.

5) Amanda Serrano (43-2-1, 30 KO)

Total Factors Rank: 4 (31.83 pts)

Distinctive Rated Wins Rank: 3 (4 distinctive wins)

Final Two Begins Rank: 14 (7 pts)

Common Opponent Rating: 6 (3.52)

Age: 34

Present Alphabet Titles: WBC/WBO featherweight (2019-Current, 2 Defenses); IBF Featherweight (2022-Current, 0 Defenses)

Earlier Titles: IBF tremendous featherweight (2011-12); WBO light-weight (2014-15); WBO featherweight (2016, 1 Protection); WBO tremendous bantamweight (2016-18, 2 Defenses); WBO bantamweight (2017); WBO tremendous light-weight (2018); WBO tremendous flyweight (2019)

Extra Titles: Ring Journal Featherweight (2022-Current, 0 Defenses)

File in Title Fights: 14-2, 9 KO

Final 5 Opponents: Sarah Mahfoud UD10 (#3 – 126); Katie Taylor L10 (Champion – 135); Miriam Gutierrez UD10 (#3/Unrated – 135); Yamileth Mercado UD10 (#3 – 122[-]); Daniela Bermudez KO9 (#3/#1 – 122[-]) 

Three 12 months Exercise Kicker: No

Subsequent Opponent: February 4, 2023 vs. Erika Cruz Hernandez (15-1, 3 KO, WBA, #1/

The Take: Manny Pacquiao obtained extensive popularity of a profession that took him to belts from flyweight to Jr. middleweight. Pacquiao did it over time, regularly rising by weight lessons. Serrano has received titles from 115-140 kilos in a far completely different order, as soon as profitable belts at 140 after which 115, in consecutive bouts, in that order. Proper now, Serrano is ranked at light-weight and reigns with three belts at featherweight. A aggressive loss to light-weight champion Katie Taylor of their superfight value Serrano solely a bit of bit right here. A rematch between the 2 could be one of many greatest fights in boxing, males or ladies. Serrano will try and grow to be the undisputed featherweight champion in her subsequent bout with Hernandez.   

6) Marlen Esparza (13-1, 1 KO): Total Factors Rank: 6 (16.9 pts)/Distinctive Rated Wins Rank: 6 (3 distinctive win)/Final Two Begins Rank: 8 (9.5 pts)/Common Opponent Rating: 12 (4.56)

Final 5: Eva Guzman UD10 (Unrated – 112); Naoko Fujioka UD10 (#2/#1 – 112); Anabel Ortiz UD10 (#4/#5 – 105 [–]); Ibeth Zamora Silva UD10 (#5/#4 – 112); Shelly Barnett UD6 (Unrated – 112)

7) Alycia Baumgardner (13-1, 7 KO): Total Factors Rank: 8 (19.5 pts)/Distinctive Rated Wins Rank: 10 (2 distinctive wins)/Final Two Begins Rank: 6 (10.5 pts)/Common Opponent Rating: 9 (4.2)

Final 5: Mikaela Mayer SD10 (Champion/#1 – 130); Edith Matthysse UD10 (Unrated – 130); Terri Harper TKO4 (#2 – 130); Vanessa Bradford UD8 (Unrated – 130); Cristina Pacheco (Unrated – 130)

8) Savannah Marshall (12-1, 10 KO): Total Factors Rank: 10 (17.75 pts)/Distinctive Rated Wins Rank: 7 (3 distinctive wins)/Final Two Begins Rank: 16 (6 pts)/Common Opponent Rating: 7 (4.02)

Final 5: Claressa Shields L10 – (Champion – 160); Femke Hermans KO3 (#4 – 160); Lolita Muzeya TKO2 (#5/#4 – 147 [–]); Maria Lindberg KO3 (Unrated – 160); Hannah Rankin TKO7 (No Ring/#5 – 154[–])

9) Franchon Crews-Dezurn (8-1, 2 KO): Total Factors Rank: 11 (15.67 pts)/Distinctive Rated Wins Rank: 12 (2 distinctive wins)/Final Two Begins Rank: 11 (9 pts)/Common Opponent Rating: 8 (4.04)

Final 5: Elin Cederroos UD10 (#1/#3 – 168); Ashleigh Curry UD8 (Unrated – 168); Alejandra Jimenez NC10 (No Ring/#2 – 168); Maricela Cornejo UD10 (No Ring/#4 – 160 [-])

10) Jessica Nery Plata (29-2, 3 KO): Total Factors Rank: 12 (15 pts)/Distinctive Rated Wins Rank: 13 (2 distinctive wins)/Final Two Begins Rank: 4 (15 pts)/Common Opponent Rating: 14 (5)

Final 5: Kim Clavel UD10 (#3/#1 – 108), Yessica Bopp SD10 (#5 – 108), Sandra Robles UD8 (Unrated – 112), Edith De Jesus Flores UD8 (Unrated – 112), Barbara Martinez Munoz UD8 (Unrated – 108) 

Remainder of the Prime Fifteen: Mikaela Mayer (Ranked 13 on Total Factors/8 on Distinctive Wins/20 on Final Two Begins/4 on Common Opponent Rating), Seniesa Estrada (9/11/20/11), Jessica McCaskill (7/9/37/3), Yokasta Valle (15/14/5/22), Erika Cruz Hernandez (14/16/17/14), Terri Harper (19/15/10/20), Dina Thorslund (17/18/11/19), Asley Gonzalez Macias (21/21/7/17), Yulihan Luna Avila (16/17/20/17), Yamileth Mercado (18/19/20/13)

Earlier Competitors Index Updates

October 2022

Most Current Males’s Index

January 2023

Right here’s the way it works.

Utilizing the newest rankings obtainable in a print difficulty of Ring or month-to-month pattern of chosen on-line rankings, and the newest archived LBC rankings previous to a combat:

  • Each major WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO titlist, some choose latest former titlists, and fighters who appeared in both the Ring or LBC pound for pound prime ten within the final yr or so have been evaluated primarily based on the official outcomes towards their final 5 opponents and/or final three years of exercise and what these opponents have been rated heading into the combat.
  • Wins over rated opponents began at 11 factors for a acknowledged LBC or Ring champion down to 6 factors for defeating a quantity 5 contender. Attracts received half credit score. No factors got for a No Contest or No Determination however the result’s famous.
  • Fighters who’ve produced a better exercise degree got a kicker rating for any wins over rated opposition within the final three years no later than January 15, 2023. Everybody evaluated was scored for his or her final 5 opponents even when that was previous the three yr mark.
  • Losses to rated opponents got an inverse rating, starting with -1 for a champion right down to -6.
  • Losses to unrated opponents obtained a common rating of -7.
  • Wins over unrated opponents have been value nothing.
  • If there’s a distinction between a fighter’s Ring and LBC rankings, the typical of the 2 numbers was used (i.e. a win over a fighter rated second by one physique and fifth by the opposite could be value 7.5 pts).
  • If a fighter was rated by solely Ring or LBC, half credit score was given for a win primarily based on the only score. A loss whole would come from a median of -7 and the purpose loss that may apply to the score that was in place. 
  • Strikes between weight lessons have been adjusted for by bearing in mind the physique weight shift between weight lessons. In different phrases, if a rated Jr. welterweight jumped as much as beat a rated welterweight, the maths would work like this: 147/140 multiplied by the divisional score rating. It really works in reverse for a win over a fighter rated decrease (i.e. 160/168 multiplied by the smaller man’s score in his class). In an over the load class combat, the divisions the ladies have been rated in have been used.
  • Fighters from a better class are famous with a [+], from a decrease [-], after the load restrict of their respective weight class. 
  • The totals generated lead to a score. 
  • Every fighter evaluated is given a rating for what number of distinctive wins they’ve towards rated opponents; beating the identical opponent twice counts for just one distinctive win. They’re then rated primarily based on distinctive wins with tiebreakers determined by whoever holds larger whole factors. 
  • A score is generated for the purpose whole for every fighter’s final two wins.  
  • The Ring/LBC rankings for every fighter’s certified opponents is generated on a scale of 0-6 (0 for champion/6 for unranked). Changes are made for weight lessons. For instance, on the lads’s aspect, tremendous middleweight champion Saul Alvarez’s 2022 loss at gentle heavyweight to Dmitri Bivol got here with Bivol ranked #2 by Ring and #1 by TBRB at gentle heavyweight. That’s a median rating of 1.5. Adjusting for the transfer up in weight, 168 is split by 175 and multiplied by 1.5 for a 1.44. Conversely, Alvarez’s protection at tremendous middleweight towards #1 ranked middleweight Gennadiy Golovkin would lead to a 1.5 for Golovkin. The opponent rankings are mixed and divided by whole certified fights for a median opponent rating. These averages have been ordered lowest to highest and assigned a score. 
  • The score in every scoring class (Complete/Distinctive Wins/Final Two Bouts/Common Opponent Rating) have been averaged towards one another for a last rating.   
  • All divisions have been handled equally primarily based on the thought fighters can solely face the ladies of their division whereas they’re there and all level totals have been utilized primarily based on official outcomes.

Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, a member of the Worldwide Boxing Analysis Group, and a member of the Boxing Writers Affiliation of America.  He will be reached at  

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