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Divisional rankings: Amanda Serrano unification fight with Sarah Mahfoud could shake up 126-pound class

Amanda Serrano, above, faces Sarah Mahfoud in a featherweight unification bout Saturday night in Manchester, England. Simon Marper/PA Images via Getty Images

It's another unification weekend in women's boxing -- this time with one of the best fighters in the world traveling to Europe for only the second time in her career.

Amanda Serrano, ESPN's No. 3 pound-for-pound fighter and No. 1 featherweight, faces Sarah Mahfoud as part of the Joe Joyce-Joseph Parker card in Manchester, England.

Serrano (42-2-1, 30 KO), is coming off her first loss in a decade after losing a split decision to Katie Taylor in April in a lightweight bout at Madison Square Garden. This is also Serrano's first fight at featherweight in over a year -- last fighting in the division in August 2021, when she defended her WBC and WBO titles in a unanimous decision win over Yamileth Mercado.

For Mahfoud, this will be the biggest fight of his career thus far. Making the second defense of her IBF title, the 32-year-old Mahfoud (11-0, 3 KO), ESPN's No. 3 featherweight, is fighting outside of Denmark for the first time since 2016, when she was an amateur.

In Nottingham, England, Hannah Rankin, ESPN's No. 3 junior middleweight, is defending her WBA title for the second time in an intriguing fight against Terri Harper (12-1-1, 6 KO). It's the second fight for Harper since she lost her WBC junior lightweight title to Alycia Baumgardner last November. Since then, Harper has jumped up three weight classes to fight Rankin (12-5, 3 KO). The fight, on DAZN, is on the undercard of the Maxi Hughes-Kid Galahad fight.

Another title is on the line in Argentina on Saturday, when WBO flyweight titlist Gabriela Celeste Alaniz (13-0, 5 KO) makes the first defense of her title against Debora Rengifo (18-9-1, 10 KO) in Libertad. Alaniz, ESPN's No. 5 flyweight, has had stoppages in three of her last four fights. On the same card at featherweight, Marcela Eliana Acuna (50-8-2, 20 KO) meets Laura Soledad Griffa (18-7, 1 KO), who hasn't won a fight since 2019.

At featherweight, intriguing prospect Sarah Liegmann (4-0, 1 KO) faces Jane Kavulani (18-15-5, 6 KO) in Germany. On a different card in Germany, Sarah Bormann (14-0, 7 KO), ESPN's No. 5 strawweight, takes on Elizabeth Lopez Corzo (10-4-5, 1 KO). Corzo is a tricky opponent for Bormann, having lost to Yokasta Valle by unanimous decision last year and then fighting to a split draw with Fabiana Bytyqi in July. Both those fights were title fights -- Valle at strawweight and Bytyqi at atomweight.

Last weekend, Jessica Camara (10-3, 2 KO), ESPN's No. 4 junior welterweight, got a first round knockout over Josefina Vega (9-5, 4 KO) in Delaware. In a bit of a surprise, Logan Holler (9-2-1, 3 KO) lost her second straight fight, dropping a unanimous decision to Olivia Gerula (19-19-3, 3 KO).

Lucy Wildheart (9-1, 4 KO) won a points decision in her ring return at featherweight. And Kara Ro (18-0, 7 KO) won a unanimous decision over Elizabeth Tuani (2-8) at junior lightweight after almost 11 years out of the ring.

Rankings will be updated every Tuesday. They'll be based on recent bouts, head-to-head competition and 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.

175+ pounds - Super middleweight - Middleweight - Junior middleweight - Welterweight - Junior welterweight - Lightweight - Junior lightweight - Featherweight - Junior featherweight - Bantamweight - Junior bantamweight - Flyweight - Junior flyweight - Strawweight - Atomweight


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. Danielle Perkins     Previous ranking: No. 2

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


3. Angelica Lopez Flores     Previous ranking: No. 3

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


4. Seini Draughn     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 4-0-1, 3 KOs
Last: W (MD4) Monika Harrison, May 22, 2021
Next: TBA


5. Lani Daniels     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 6-2-2, 0 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Tinta Smith, June 24
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. Ema Kozin     Previous ranking: No. 3

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


4. Elin Cederroos     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 8-1, 4 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Franchon Crews Dezurn, April 30
Next: TBA


5. Shadasia Green     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 9-0, 8 KOs
Last: W (TKO1) Angelica Lopez Flores, Jan. 15
Next: TBA


MIDDLEWEIGHT (Up to 160 pounds)

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1. Claressa Shields     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 12-0, 2 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Ema Kozin, Feb. 5
Next: Oct. 15 vs. Savannah Marshall


2. Savannah Marshall     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 12-0, 10 KOs
Last: W (KO3) Femke Hermans, April 2
Next: Oct. 15 vs. Claressa Shields


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: 11-0, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD6) Sonya Dreiling, Dec. 2
Next: TBA


JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT (Up to 154 pounds)

1. Marie-Eve Dicaire     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 18-1, 1 KOs
Last: W (TKO7) Cynthia Lozano, Dec. 17
Next: TBA


2. Natasha Jonas     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 12-2-1, 8 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Patricia Berghult, Sept. 3
Next: TBA


3. Hannah Rankin     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 12-6, 3 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Terri Harper, Sept. 24
Next: TBA


4. Patricia Berghult     Previous ranking: No. 2

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


5. Lolita Muzeya     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 17-1, 9 KOs
Last: W (KO1) Yarkor Chavez Annan, March 6
Next: TBA


WELTERWEIGHT (Up to 147 pounds)

1. Jessica McCaskill     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 12-2, 5 KOs
Last: W (TKO3) Alma Ibarra, June 25
Next: Nov. 5 vs. Chantelle Cameron


2. Cecilia Braekhus     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 36-2, 9 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Jessica McCaskill, March 13
Next: TBA


3. Layla McCarter     Previous ranking: No. 3

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


4. Ewa Piatkowska     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 16-1, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD6) Judy Waguthii, May 14, 2021
Next: TBA


5. Summer Lynn     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 7-0, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD6) Jaica Pavilus, April 2
Next: Oct. 15 vs. Deborah Willies


JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT (Up to 140 pounds)

1. Chantelle Cameron     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 16-0, 8 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Victoria Noelia Bustos, May 21
Next: Nov. 5 vs. Jessica McCaskill


2. Kali Reis     Previous ranking: No. 2

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


3. Mary McGee     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 27-4, 15 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Chantelle Cameron, Oct. 30
Next: TBA


4. Jessica Camara     Previous ranking: No. 4

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


5. Oshin Derieuw     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 16-0, 6 KOs
Last: W (UD6) Elsa Hemat, June 18
Next: TBA

-- Anahi Ester Sanchez has been removed for inactivity.


LIGHTWEIGHT (Up to 135 pounds)

1. Katie Taylor     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 21-0, 6 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Amanda Serrano, April 30
Next: Oct. 29 vs. Karen Elizabeth Carabajal


2. Amanda Serrano     Previous ranking: 2

Record: 43-2-1, 30 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Sarah Mahfoud, Sept. 24
Next: TBA


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, 19 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Elhem Mekhaled, May 21
Next: TBA


5. Jennifer Han     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 18-5-1, 1 KO
Last: L (UD10) Mikaela Mayer, April 9
Next: TBA


JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT (Up to 130 pounds)

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1. Mikaela Mayer     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 17-0, 5 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Jennifer Han, April 9
Next: Oct. 15 vs. Alycia Baumgardner


2. Alycia Baumgardner     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 12-1, 7 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Edith Soledad Matthysse, April 16
Next: Oct. 15 vs. Mikaela Mayer


3. Delfine Persoon     Previous ranking: 5

Record: 47-3, 19 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Elhem Mekhaled, May 21
Next: TBA


4. Maiva Hamadouche     Previous ranking: No. 3

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


5. Hyun Mi Choi     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 19-0-1, 5 KOs
Last: W (TKO9) Simone Aparecida da Silva, Sept. 18
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: TBA


2. Erika Cruz     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 15-1, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Jelena Mrdjenovich, Sept. 3
Next: TBA


3. Sarah Mahfoud     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 11-0, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Nina Meinke, April 21
Next: Sept. 24 vs. Amanda Serrano


4. Yamileth Mercado     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 19-3, 5 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Isis Vargas Perez, April 2
Next: Oct. 15 vs. Mariana Juarez


5. Brenda Karen Carabajal     Previous ranking: N/R

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


JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT (Up to 122 pounds)

1. Jackie Nava     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 39-4-4, 16 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Mariana Juarez, Oct. 30, 2021
Next: TBA


2. Yamileth Mercado     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 19-3, 5 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Isis Vargas Perez, April 2
Next: Oct. 15 vs. Mariana Juarez


3. Segolene Lefebvre     Previous ranking: No. 5

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


4. Mayerlin Rivas     Previous ranking: N/R

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


5. Cherneka Johnson     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 14-1, 6 KOs
Last: W (MD10) Melissa Esquivel, April 20
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: 1

Record: 18-0, 7 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Niorkis Carreno, April 9
Next: TBA


2. Yuliahn Luna Avila     Previous ranking: No. 2

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


3. Jamie Mitchell     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 8-0-2, 5 KOs
Last: W (KO4) Carly Skelly, Feb. 5
Next: TBA


4. Shannon O'Connell     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 23-6-1, 11 KOs
Last: W (TKO1) Sarah Higginson, June 29
Next: TBA


5. Ebanie Bridges     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 8-1, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Maria Cecilia Roman, March 26
Next: TBA


JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHT (Up to 115 pounds)

1. Lourdes Juarez     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 34-2, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Debora Vanesa Gomez, June 4
Next: TBA


2. Yessica Chavez     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 32-5-3, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD8) Susy Kandy Sandoval, July 17, 2021
Next: TBA


3. Diana Laura Fernandez     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 25-4-1, 4 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Vanesa Lorena Taborda, March 25
Next: TBA


4. Micaela Lujan     Previous ranking: No. 4

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


5. Tamao Ozawa     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 17-5, 6 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Miyo Yoshida, May 30
Next: TBA

-- Guadalupe Martinez Guzman has been remobved for inactivity.


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: 31-3-2, 11 KOs
Last: W (TKO2) Marisol Molina Sanchez, Feb. 19
Next: TBA


3. Naoko Fujioka     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 19-3-1, 7 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Marlen Esparza, April 9
Next: TBA


4. Ibeth Zamora     Previous ranking: No. 5

Record: 32-7, 12 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Marlen Esparza, June 19, 2021
Next: TBA


5. Gabriela Celeste Alaniz     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 13-0, 5 KOs
Last: W (TKO7) Tamara Elisabet Demarco, June 18
Next: Sept. 24 vs. Debora Rengifo


JUNIOR FLYWEIGHT (Up to 108 pounds)

1. Seniesa Estrada     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 22-0, 9 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Maria Santizo, Dec. 18
Next: TBA


2. Kim Clavel     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 16-0, 3 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Yesenia Gomez, July 29
Next: Dec. 1 vs. Jessica Nery Plata


3. Evelin Bermudez     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 17-0-1, 6 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Yairineth Altuve, July 23
Next: TBA


4. Jessica Nery Plata     Previous ranking: NR

Record: 28-2, 3 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Yesica Yolanda Bopp, March 11
Next: Dec. 1 vs. Kim Clavel


5. Yesenia Gomez     Previous ranking: 5

Record: 19-6-3, 6 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Kim Clavel, July 29
Next: TBA


STRAWWEIGHT (Up to 105 pounds)

1. Seniesa Estrada     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 22-0, 9 KOs
Last: W (TKO4) Maria Santizo, Dec. 18
Next: TBA


2. Yokasta Valle     Previous ranking: No. 3

Record: 26-2, 9 KOs
Last: W (UD10) Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen, Sept. 8
Next: TBA


3. Tina Rupprecht     Previous ranking: No. 2

Record: 11-0-1, 3 KOs
Last: W (SD10) Katia Gutierrez, July 24
Next: TBA


4. Anabel Ortiz     Previous ranking: No. 4

Record: 31-5, 4 KOs
Last: L (UD10) Marlen Esparza, Dec. 18
Next: TBA


5. Sarah Bormann     Previous ranking: N/R

Record: 14-0, 7 KO
Last: W (UD10) Ana Arrazola, May 21
Next: Sept. 24 vs. Elizabeth Lopez Corzo


ATOMWEIGHT (Up to 102 pounds)

1. Monserrat Alarcon     Previous ranking: No. 1

Record: 17-4-2, 0 KO
Last: W (MD10) Silvia Torres, Dec. 4
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: 4

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


4. Eri Matsuda     Previous ranking: 5

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


5. Ayaka Miyao     Previous ranking: No. 4

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