Women’s boxing pound-for-pound rankings: Where do Taylor and Serrano land?


Katie Taylor continues to prepared the ground within the ESPN girls’s pound-for-pound rankings. However the battle for No. 2 continues after a fantastic weekend of boxing.

Taylor (21-0, 6 KOs) defeated Amanda Serrano (42-2-1, 30 KOs) by break up resolution in among the finest fights of the 12 months. A back-and-forth battle in entrance of a packed Madison Sq. Backyard in New York was determined by scorecards of 96-93 and 97-93 for Taylor and 96-94 for Serrano. A rematch later this 12 months in Taylor’s dwelling nation of Eire is being mentioned.

The loss has Serrano dropping a spot to two-division undisputed champion Claressa Shields. Nonetheless, ESPN’s Michael Rothstein determined to maneuver up Serrano one spot to No. 2 on his record, even in defeat.

“Sure, Amanda Serrano misplaced to Taylor on Saturday evening, however the struggle may have simply been a draw or a Serrano victory. That is how shut the struggle was,” Rothstein stated. “It was an epic occasion, and Serrano mustn’t drop due to it.

“I eliminated Christina Hammer from my record — nothing in opposition to Hammer, however there are different deserving fighters and Hammer has fought as soon as within the final two years. I changed her with Dina Thorslund, who has been lively and robust in two divisions. That pushed Savannah Marshall and Chantelle Cameron up one slot every. Hammer may find yourself again on a future record, for certain. “

One other fighter making a transfer is Frenchon Crews-Dezurn, who turned the undisputed tremendous middleweight champion with a call victory over Elin Cederroos on the Taylor-Serrano undercard.

Who else made the highest 10? This is the record:

Word: Outcomes are via Wednesday.

1. KATIE TAYLOR     Earlier rating: No. 1

RECORD: 21-0, 6 KOs
DIVISION: Light-weight undisputed champion
LAST FIGHT: W (SD10) Amanda Serrano, April 30

2. CLARESSA SHIELDS     Earlier rating: No. 3

RECORD: 12-0, 2 KOs
DIVISION: Junior middleweight and middleweight undisputed champion
LAST FIGHT: W (UD10) Ema Kozin, Feb. 5

3. AMANDA SERRANO     Earlier rating: No. 2

RECORD: 42-2-1, 30 KOs
DIVISION: Featherweight unified champion
LAST FIGHT: L (SD10) Katie Taylor, April 30

4. JESSICA MCCASKILL     Earlier rating: No. 4

RECORD: 11-2, 4 KOs
DIVISION: Welterweight undisputed champion
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO7) Kandi Wyatt, Dec. 4

5. MIKAELA MAYER     Earlier rating: No. 5

RECORD: 17-0, 5 KOs
DIVISION: Junior light-weight unified champion
LAST FIGHT: W (UD10) Jennifer Han, April 9

6. SENIESA ESTRADA     Earlier rating: 9

RECORD: 22-0, 9 KOs
DIVISION: Junior flyweight champion
LAST FIGHT: W (KO4) Maria Santizo, Dec. 18

7. SAVANNAH MARSHALL     Earlier rating: 9

RECORD: 11-0, 9 KOs
DIVISION: Middleweight champion
LAST FIGHT: W (KO3) Femke Hermans, April 2

8. DELFINE PERSOON     Earlier rating: No. 7

RECORD: 45-3, 18 KOs
DIVISION: Light-weight
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO4) Beatriz Aguilar, Nov. 1

T-9. CHRISTINA HAMMER     Earlier rating: No. 8

RECORD: 26-1, 12 KOs
DIVISION: Tremendous middleweight champion
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO1) Daniele Bastieri, Dec. 3

T-9. FRANCHON CREWS-DEZURN     Earlier rating: N/R

RECORD: 8-1, 2 KOs
DIVISION: Tremendous middleweight undisputed champion
LAST FIGHT: W (UD10) Elin Cederroos, April 30

The components

The rankings are primarily based on a descending factors system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 factors, a second-place vote receiving 9 factors and so forth.

Others receiving votes: Alycia Baumgardner (5), Chantelle Cameron (4), Hyun Choi (2), Dina Thorslund (2), Cecilia Braekhus (1), Marlen Esparza (1), Jessica Nery Plata (1), Jackie Nava (1).

How our consultants voted

Michael Rothstein: 1. Taylor, 2. Serrano, 3. Shields, 4. McCaskill, 5. Mayer, 6. Estrada, 7. Persoon, 8. Marshall, 9. Cameron, 10. Thorslund

Timothy Bradley Jr.: 1. Taylor, 2. Shields, 3. Serrano, 4. McCaskill, 5. Mayer, 6. Estrada, 7. Crews-Dezurn, 8. Marshall, 9. Baumgardner, 10. Thorslund

Nick Parkinson: 1. Taylor, 2. Serrano, 3. Shields, 4. McCaskill, 5. Marshall, 6. Mayer, 7. Estrada, 8. Persoon, 9. Cameron, 10. Nery Plata

Salvador Rodriguez: 1. Taylor, 2. Shields, 3. Serrano, 4. McCaskill, 5. Mayer, 6. Estrada, 7. Crews-Dezurn, 8. Marshall, 9. Persoon, 10. Baumgardner

Bernardo Pilatti: 1. Taylor, 2. Serrano, 3. Shields, 4. McCaskill, 5. Mayer, 6. Persoon, 7. Hammer, 8. Estrada, 9. Marshall, 10. Nava

Charlie Moynihan: 1. Taylor, 2. Serrano, 3. Shields, 4. McCaskill, 5. Mayer, 6. Persoon, 7. Hammer, 8. Estrada, 9. Choi, 10. Braekhus

Kel Dansby: 1. Shields, 2. Taylor, 3. McCaskill, 4. Serrano, 5. Mayer, 6. Estrada, 7. Marshall, 8. Hammer, 9. Persoon, 10. Baumgardner

ESPN consultants’ ballot

First place: Taylor (6), Shields (1)

Second place: Serrano (4), Shields (2), Taylor (1)

Third place: Shields (4), Serrano (2), McCaskill (1)

Fourth place: McCaskill (6), Serrano (1)

Fifth place: Mayer (6), Marshall (1)

Sixth place: Estrada (4), Persoon (2), Mayer (1)

Seventh place: Crews-Dezurn (2), Hammer (2), Persoon (1), Estrada (1), Marshall (1)

Eighth place: Marshall (3), Estrada (2), Persoon (1), Hammer (1)

Ninth place: Baumgardner (2), Cameron (2), Marshall (1), Persoon (1), Choi (1)

tenth place: Marshall (1), Persoon (1), Baumgardner (1), Braekhus (1), Nava (1), Nery Plata (1), Esparza (1)

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