It’s all eyes on Tottenham Hotspur FC’s Banqueting Corridor this Friday (November 5) with a giant combat in ladies’s UK boxing taking centre-stage.
Historical past-maker Hannah Rankin – who was Scotland’s first ever feminine world champ – will try to develop into a two-time, double world champion by overcoming the problem of Sweden’s Maria Lindberg for the vacant Worldwide Boxing Organisation (IBO) and World Boxing Affiliation (WBA) World Tremendous Welterweight Titles, reside on Fightzone.
Rankin, 10-5 (2), is the bookies favorite forward of the hugely-anticipated bout however Struggle Academy promoter Dennis Hobson says nobody must be ‘sleeping’ on Lindberg. The Scandinavian could also be 44 however is at all times in nice form and comes into the competition with important expertise. A former holder of the IBF model of the world title, Lindberg has misplaced simply seven instances in 29 contests (each loss has been a title bout), stopped simply as soon as, and has 10 early finishes.
“I completely assume individuals are ‘sleeping’ on Lindberg,” stated Hobson, who has labored with a number of world champions together with Ricky Hatton, David Haye and Clinton Woods. “I’ve excessive expectations of Hannah however I’m considering ‘everybody appears to be taking this as a given’, and it’s not.
“As a commerce combat, this can be a 50-50, and that’s what individuals are trying previous. And I don’t need it to be [a 50-50 fight] as a result of I clearly need Hannah to win, however it’s a correct aggressive combat – and so it must be because it’s for 2 world titles. It is a life-changing alternative for Maria, and she or he’s not coming to play second fiddle. If Hannah exhibits any chink in her armoury then she’ll wrestle. This might go both method, however hopefully Hannah takes management. She’s on a giant stage, we’ve managed to get her this chance and now it’s over to her.
“It is a correct, aggressive bona-fide world title contest and it’s going to be an thrilling combat. Neither of them will take a backwards step, and there’ll be loads of drama. I’m excited as a result of it’s the primary ladies’s world title combat I’ve been concerned in and to have our first ladies’s world champion will likely be one other breakthrough. Hannah is gorgeous, she’s acquired an important story, is clever and nice to work with.
“I’ve made historical past a number of instances with completely different fighters and if Hannah wins, it builds on our legacy and exhibits once more simply what we’re able to.”
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