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Women's boxing divisional rankings: Jessica Nery Plata makes big move in 108-pound division

Jessica Nery Plata, left, defeated Kim Clavel by unanimous decision to unify two junior flyweight world titles. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP

After Jessica Nery Plata became the unified champion in the division following a unanimous decision (97-93, 97-93, 96-94) win over Kim Clavel to add the WBC belt to her WBA title, Nery Plata finds herself atop everyone else at 108 pounds.

It was a close, but convincing victory for the 28-year-old who lives in Mexico City. This was her first defense of the WBA belt she won last year and now Nery Plata (29-2, 3 KO) is in position to potentially go for the undisputed championship -- the IBF and WBO titles are vacant after champion Yokasta Valle decided to stay at 105 pounds, where she also has two of the four major belts.

Clavel (16-1, 3 KO) remains in the top 5, falling to No. 3. Yokasta Valle -- previously No. 2 at junior flyweight -- was also removed from the rankings.

Marie-Pier Houle may have won a 77-75, 78-73, 79-72 unanimous decision win over Marisol Moreno on Friday night in Canada, but it didn't stop us from dropping Houle from No. 4 to No. 5 in the welterweight rankings. Moreno (6-4), who's not ranked, fought the better fight and deserved the victory. At best, it was an incredibly close fight, not the wide margins the judges handed Houle (8-0-1, 2 KO) in some cold-weather cooking. It was Moreno's third consecutive loss. Ivana Habazin moves up to No. 4 in a division bereft of much depth at the moment.

Mary McGee (28-4, 16 KO) won her welterweight fight over Dahianna Santana (40-14, 16 KO) and while she's not ranked yet, she's close considering the questions within the division. This also removed McGee from the junior welterweight ratings, where she was No. 5, and replaced her with 29-year-old Sandy Ryan (5-1, 2 KO), who had two wins over good class opponents in 2022.

Rankings will be updated every Tuesday. They'll be based on recent bouts, head-to-head competition and the quality of opponent. As with almost everything, until fighters square off against one another, there is a layer of subjectivity to it. Fighters who haven't fought in 18 months and don't have a fight scheduled will be removed from the rankings until they fight again.

For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, click here. For women's P4P rankings click here.

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175+ POUNDS

1. Hanna Gabriels     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 21-2-1, 12 KOs
Last: W (TKO2) Martha Patricia Lara Gaytan, April 17, 2021
Next: TBA


2. Lani Daniels     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 6-2-2, 0 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Tinta Smith, June 24
Next: TBA


3. Danielle Perkins     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 3-0, 1 KO
Last: W (UD8) Monika Harrison, March 5, 2021
Next: TBA


4. Angie Paola Rocha     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 13-3-3, 6 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Indira Perez, Dec. 22
Next: TBA


5. Alrie Meleisea     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 6-1-1, 0 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Sequita Hemingway, Dec. 9
Next: TBA


SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (Up to 168 pounds)

1. Franchon Crews Dezurn     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 8-1, 2 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Elin Cederroos, April 30
Next: TBA


2. Christina Hammer     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 28-1, 13 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Luiza Davydova, May 7
Next: TBA


3. Shadasia Green     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 11-0, 10 KOs
Last: W (TKO5) Ogleidis Suarez, Oct. 29
Next: Feb. 4 vs. Elin Cederroos


4. Elin Cederroos     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 8-1, 4 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Franchon Crews Dezurn, April 30
Next: Feb. 4 vs. Shadasia Green


5. Angelica Lopez Flores     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 13-1, 7 KOs
Last: L (TKO1) Shadasia Green, Jan. 15, 2021
Next: TBA


MIDDLEWEIGHT (Up to 160 pounds)

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Shields pours on the punches early en route to victory

On her way to becoming the undisputed champ, Claressa Shields unleashes a flurry of punches in Round 1.

1. Claressa Shields     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 13-0, 2 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Savannah Marshall, Oct. 15
Next: TBA


2. Savannah Marshall     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 12-1, 10 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Claressa Shields, Oct. 15
Next: TBA


3. Maricela Cornejo     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 15-5, 5 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Simone Aparecida da Silva, March 25
Next: TBA


4. Ema Kozin     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 22-1-1, 12 KOs
Last: W (TKO7) Szilvia Szabados, June 4
Next: TBA


5. Raquel Miller     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 12-0, 5 KOs
Last: W (TKO1) Sheila Cunha, Sept. 8
Next: TBA


JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT (Up to 154 pounds)

1. Natasha Jonas     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 13-2-1, 8 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Marie-Eve Dicaire, Nov. 12
Next: TBA


2. Terri Harper     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 13-1-1, 6 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Hannah Ranking, Sept. 24
Next: TBA


3. Marie-Eve Dicaire     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 18-2, 1 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Natasha Jonas, Nov. 12
Next: TBA


4. Cecilia Braekhus     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 37-2, 9 KOs
Last: W (UD6) Marisa Joana Portillo, Dec. 17
Next: TBA


5. Patricia Berghult     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 15-1, 3 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Natasha Jonas, Sept. 3
Next: TBA


WELTERWEIGHT (Up to 147 pounds)

1. Jessica McCaskill     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 12-3, 5 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Chantelle Cameron, Nov. 5
Next: TBA


2. Layla McCarter     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 45-13-5, 11 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Halanna dos Santos, March 25
Next: TBA


3. Summer Lynn     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 7-0, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD6) Jaica Pavilus, April 2
Next: TBA


4. Ivana Habazin     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 21-4, 7 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Diana Prazak, Oct, 22
Next: TBA


5. Marie Pier Houle     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 8-0-1, 2 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Marisol Moreno, Jan. 13
Next: TBA


JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT (Up to 140 pounds)

1. Chantelle Cameron     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 17-0, 8 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Jessica McCaskill, Nov. 5
Next: TBA


2. Jessica McCaskill     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 12-3, 5 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Chantelle Cameron, Nov. 5
Next: TBA


3. Kali Reis     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 19-7-1, 5 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Jessica Camara, Nov. 19, 2021
Next: TBA


4. Jessica Camara     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 10-3, 2 KOs
Last: W (KO1) Josefina Vega, Sept. 17
Next: TBA


5. Sandy Ryan     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 5-1, 2 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Anahi Ester Sanchez, Nov. 26
Next: TBA


LIGHTWEIGHT (Up to 135 pounds)

1. Katie Taylor     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 22-0, 6 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Karen Elizabeth Carabajal, Oct. 29
Next: TBA


2. Amanda Serrano     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 43-2-1, 30 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Sarah Mahfoud, Sept. 24
Next: Feb. 4 vs. Erika Cruz


3. Estelle Yoka Mossely     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 10-0, 1 KO
Last: W (SD10) Yanina del Carmen Lescano, March 18
Next: TBA


4. Delfine Persoon     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 47-3-1NC, 19 KOs
Last: NC (No contest) Ikram Kerwat, Nov. 13
Next: TBA


5. Yanina del Carmen Lescano     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 12-2, 3 KO
Last: W (UD10) Lizbeth Crespo, Oct, 14
Next: TBA


JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT (Up to 130 pounds)

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Alycia Baumgardner beats Mikaela Mayer by split decision

Alycia Baumgardner unifies the junior lightweight belts with a split-decision victory over Mikaela Mayer.

1. Alycia Baumgardner     Previous ranking: 2

Record: 13-1, 7 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Mikaela Mayer, Oct. 15
Next: Feb. 4 vs. Elhem Mekhaled


2. Mikaela Mayer     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 17-1, 5 KOs
Last: L (SD10) Alycia Baumgardner, Oct. 15
Next: TBA vs. Christina Linardatou


3. Maiva Hamadouche     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 22-2, 18 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Mikaela Mayer, Nov. 5, 2021
Next: TBA


4. Delfine Persoon     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 47-3-1NC, 19 KOs
Last: NC (No contest) Ikram Kerwat, Nov. 13
Next: TBA


5. Hyun Mi Choi     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 20-0-1, 5 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Vanessa Bradford, Oct. 19
Next: TBA


FEATHERWEIGHT (Up to 126 pounds)

1. Amanda Serrano     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 43-2-1, 30 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Sarah Mahfoud, Sept. 24
Next: Feb. 4 vs. Erika Cruz


2. Erika Cruz     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 15-1, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Jelena Mrdjenovich, Sept. 3
Next: Feb. 4 vs. Amanda Serrano


3. Sarah Mahfoud     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 11-1, 3 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Amanda Serrano, Sept. 24
Next: TBA


4. Brenda Karen Carabajal     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 18-5-1, 9 KOs
Last: W (MD10) Debora Anahi Dionicius, May 13
Next: TBA


5. Raven Chapman     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 5-0, 2 KOs
Last: W (UD6) Fatuma Yazidu, Nov. 12
Next: TBA


JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT (Up to 122 pounds)

1. Yamileth Mercado     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 20-3, 5 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Mariana Juarez, Oct 29
Next: TBA


2. Segolene Lefebvre     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 16-0, 1 KO
Last: W (UD10) Melania Sorroche, May 7
Next: TBA


3. Mayerlin Rivas     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 17-4-2, 11 KOs
Last: W (TKO3) Karina Fernandez, June 10
Next: TBA


4. Cherneka Johnson     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 15-1, 6 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Susie Ramadan, Oct. 15
Next: TBA


5. Ellie Scotney     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 6-0, 0 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Mary Romero, Oct. 29
Next: TBA

Dina Thorslund, Daniela Bermudez and Yazmin Rivas have been removed due to inactivity in the division.


BANTAMWEIGHT (Up to 118 pounds)

1. Dina Thorslund     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 18-0, 7 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Niorkis Carreno, April 9
Next: Feb. 25 vs. Debora Anahi Lopez


2. Yuliahn Luna Avila     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 24-3-1, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Jessica Gonzalez, June 17
Next: TBA


3. Ebanie Bridges     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 9-1, 4 KOs
Last: W (TKO8) Shannon O'Connell, Dec. 10
Next: TBA


4. Nina Hughes     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 5-0, 2 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Jamie Mitchell, Nov. 26
Next: TBA


5. Diana Laura Fernandez     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 26-4-1, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Gabriela Bouvier, Aug. 27
Next: TBA


JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHT (Up to 115 pounds)

1. Diana Laura Fernandez     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 26-4-1, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Gabriela Bouvier, Aug. 27
Next: TBA


2. Asley Gonzalez Macias     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 15-2, 7 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Lourdes Juarez, Oct. 1
Next: TBA


3. Micaela Lujan     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 11-1-1, 3 KOs
Last: W (MD10) Irma Garcia, Aug. 20
Next: TBA


4. Clara Lescurat     Previous ranking: N. 5

Record: 8-0, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Naylea Gil Sanabia, Oct. 28
Next: TBA


5. Lourdes Juarez     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 34-3, 4 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Asley Gonzalez Macias, Oct. 1
Next: TBA

Note: Guadalupe Martinez Guzman has been removed for inactivity in the division.


FLYWEIGHT (Up to 112 pounds)

1. Marlen Esparza     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 13-1, 1 KO
Last: W (UD10) Eva Guzman, Aug. 6
Next: TBA


2. Arely Mucino     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 32-3-2, 11 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Leonela Paola Yudica, Oct. 29
Next: TBA


3. Gabriela Celeste Alaniz     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 14-0, 6 KOs
Last: W (TKO9) Debora Rengifo, Sept. 24
Next: TBA


4. Ibeth Zamora     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 33-7, 12 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Jessica Martinez Castillo, Oct. 29
Next: TBA


5. Gabriela Fundora     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 9-0, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Naomi Arellano Reyes, Oct, 8
Next: TBA


JUNIOR FLYWEIGHT (Up to 108 pounds)

1. Jessica Nery Plata     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 29-2, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Kim Clavel, Jan. 13
Next: TBA


2. Evelin Bermudez     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 17-0-1, 6 KOs
Last: L (MD10) Yokasta Valle, Nov. 26
Next: March 10 vs. Tania Enriquez


3. Kim Clavel     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 16-1, 3 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Jessica Nery Plata, Jan. 13
Next: TBA


4. Anabel Ortiz     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 33-5, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Maria Micheo Santizo, Oct. 20
Next: TBA


5. Tania Enriquez     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 20-0, 9 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Edna Maltos, Dec. 3
Next: March 10 vs. Evelin Bermudez

Note: Seniesa Estrada has been removed for inactivity in the division. Yakasta Valle vacated her IBF and WBO titles to compete at strawweight and was removed from junior flyweight.


STRAWWEIGHT (Up to 105 pounds)

1. Seniesa Estrada     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 23-0, 9 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Jazmin Gala Villarino, Nov. 12
Next: TBA vs. Tina Rupprecht


2. Yokasta Valle     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 27-2, 9 KOs
Last: W (MD10) Evelin Bermudez, Nov. 26
Next: TBA


3. Tina Rupprecht     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 12-0-1, 3 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Rocio Gaspar, Dec. 10
Next: TBA vs. Seniesa Estrada


4. Sarah Bormann     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 15-0, 7 KO
Last: W (UD10) Elizabeth Lopez Corzo, Sept. 24
Next: TBA


5. Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 5-1, 1 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Yokasta Valle, Sept. 8
Next: TBA


ATOMWEIGHT (Up to 102 pounds)

1. Monserrat Alarcon     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 18-4-2, 0 KO
Last: W (UD10) Brenda Balderas Martiinez, Sept. 30
Next: TBA


2. Mika Iwakawa     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 11-6-1, 3 KO
Last: W (UD10) Ayaka Miyao, Sept. 1
Next: TBA


3. Fabiana Bytyqi     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 19-0-2, 5 KO
Last: D (SD10) Elizabeth Lopez Corzo, Jul. 29
Next: TBA


4. Ayaka Miyao     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 25-10-2, 6 KO
Last: L (UD10) Mika Iwakawa, Sept. 1
Next: TBA


5. Eri Matsuda     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 5-1-1, 1 KO
Last: W (UD10) Kaori Nagai, Sept. 1
Next: TBA