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Hannah Rankin given chance of double title ‘dream’ with WBA fight against Maria Lindberg


Hannah Rankin says it would be “a dream” to beat Maria Lindberg to win the WBA super-welterweight title and become a two-time world champion.

The 30-year-old Scot will take on the veteran Swede at Tottenham Hotspur’s Banqueting Hall on 5 November for the vacant title.

Rankin held the IBO super-welterweight title briefly in 2019.

“It would mean everything to me to win the WBA world title,” she said.

“The WBA is one of the ‘big four’ world titles, so to be able to take that back to Scotland is a huge goal.”

Rankin won against South African Kholosa Ndobayini in March, while Lindberg, who herself previously held the IBF title, lost to WBO middleweight champion Savannah Marshall in April.

The Swede was a late replacement for that contest but at 44 will view facing Rankin as perhaps her last chance for a major title.

Rankin, who lost the IBO title to another Swede, Patricia Berghult, a few months after winning it in 2019, is ranked third by the WBA, with Lindberg fourth.

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