Boxing isn’t just for men, contrary to the common belief that only men can succeed in the sport. There are some pretty badass women who have contributing a great deal to boxing, and they deserve credit, as well. In case you weren’t aware of them before, here are 6 of the best female boxers in history:
Laila Ali became well known because of her fight with Jacqui Frazier-Lyd, Joe Frazier’s daughter. She won the fight, and for years after, went on to receive the International Women’s Boxing Federation’s Light Heavyweight title in 2002. Despite her successes, Ali has been criticized for dodging difficult fights. as well as refusing to fight competitive boxers.