It has been revealed that Hannah Rankin will tackle Maria Lindberg on November 5 for the vacant World Boxing Affiliation (WBA) World Tremendous Welterweight Title, stay on Fightzone.
Scotland’s Rankin and Lindberg, from Sweden, will meet for the belt at Tottenham Hotspur FC’s Banqueting Corridor, with Rankin bidding to change into a two-weight world champion. The 30-year-old received the Worldwide Boxing Organisation (IBO) model of the belt in June 2019 earlier than dropping it just a few months later in her first defence to a different Swede, Patricia Berghult.
Hannah – who additionally doubles as an expert musician – is recognised as one of many UK, and world’s, finest tremendous welterweights. The Scot, 10-5 (2), has been in with the globe’s finest fighters and are available away with loads of plaudits every time. In 2018, Rankin gave Claressa Shields ten onerous rounds in an away-from-home loss within the States; whereas final 12 months she pushed big-hitting Savannah Marshall all the best way earlier than succumbing to defeat inside seven.
Lindberg shall be one other powerful ask for the Brit. Vastly extra skilled, the Malmo native has misplaced simply seven occasions in 29 outings, and has stopped 10 opponents. A former world champion herself having beforehand held the Worldwide Boxing Federation (IBF) crown, Lindberg will put all of it on the road towards Rankin, realizing that is presumably her final probability on the huge time. The Scandinavian fighter will enter the massive contest on the again of a stoppage loss after additionally dropping to Savannah Marshall in April after being drafted in as a last-minute substitute opponent.
Referred to as a ferocious coach and consummate skilled, Hannah will go away no stone unturned within the construct as much as the largest evening of her profession as she makes an attempt to change into Scotland’s second present world champion, alongside Josh Taylor.
“It will imply every thing to me to win the WBA world title,” defined Hannah. “To change into a two time world champion could be a dream. The WBA is likely one of the ‘huge 4’ world titles, so to have the ability to take that again to Scotland is a large purpose. I wish to be an inspiration to younger fighters coming by way of, so to win one other world title could be actually particular.
“I’m completely buzzing to be headlining and combating for the world title on Fightzone. I’ve been so impressed with the arrange, how the exhibits have been run and the nice content material that’s been on. There have been so many thrilling fights that individuals wouldn’t usually get to see. It’s nice these fighters now have this platform and for me to be headlining goes to be actually particular. I’m very proud to be working with them.”
Promoter Dennis Hobson said: “I’m so proud to be getting this battle on. I’ve fallen in love with girls’s boxing and wish to get a world champion. Hannah is an absolute pleasure to work with, she’s an envoy and a job mannequin and she or he’s additionally very proficient.
“We’ve acquired her this chance; we’re constructing a high secure at Combat Academy and I actually do imagine Hannah will change into our first girls’s world champ. It’s going to be a improbable evening”