January 25, 2022

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The Boxing News female fighter of the year

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Katie Taylor wins the award for woman fighter of the yr

Woman FIGHTER OF THE Yr 2021
Hotly-contested class the place the top quality receives superior with each passing yr

1. Katie Taylor
Some say she’s slipping at any time so a little bit from her peak. Irrespective, Taylor wins this award for the fourth year in a row, which is an extraordinary achievement. The 35-calendar year-old gained a sumptuous clash with the environment course Natasha Jonas in May well prior to dominating Jennifer Han and Firuza Sharipova. A correct terrific of the modern day period.

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2. Mikaela Mayer
The 2016 Olympian had a stellar 12 months and was unlucky not to get the number one position in this article. Her 12 months commenced in June with a 10-spherical factors win above Érica Anabella Farías but it was the November barburner with Maïva Hamadouche that elevates her so large. In a mesmerising struggle, Mayer and Hamadouche went toe-to-toe. It is destined to be remembered as 1 of the very best of all feminine fights.

Mikaela Mayer
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3. Jessica McCaskill
The McCaskill tale carries on to inspire. Soon after shocking all-time wonderful Cecilia Brækhus in 2020, she proved it was no fluke in 2021. “The First Lady” was a lot improved but continue to couldn’t get the greater of McCaskill, who is now a person of the premier fighters in the women’s match. She adopted that win, for all the gold at welterweight, with an emphatic seventh-round beatdown of Kandi Wyatt in Las Vegas.

Jessica McCaskill
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4. Amanda Serrano
One particular of the classiest operators in the feminine code, Serrano scored a few outstanding wins in 2021. Although down at featherweight, she gained and defended belts with victories over Daniela Romina Bermúdez (ko 9) and Yamileth Mercado (pts 10) prior to transferring up to light-weight, and securing a 2022 showdown against Katie Taylor, with a a single-sided factors victory in excess of Miriam Gutiérrez in December.

Amanda Serrano
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5. Alycia Baumgardner
Wildly under-believed as she built the trip from her dwelling in Bingham Farms, Michigan to Sheffield, Baumgardner was a revelation when she challenged large favourite Terri Harper in November. Nicknamed “The Bomb”, Baumgardner launched 1 that exploded in Harper’s encounter and left her motionless, hardly mindful but even now upright. A weird, unexpected and scary arrival.

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