Hannah Rankin had the stamina to outlast an opponent 13 years her senior
Hannah Rankin had the stamina to outlast an opponent 13 years her senior

Scottish fighter Hannah Rankin is a two-time world champion after beating Maria Lindberg by unanimous decision to take the vacant WBA and IBO super-welterweight titles.

After a close contest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the judges scored it 98-92, 98-92, 97-93 in favour of Rankin.

The 31-year-old regains the IBO belt having become Scotland’s first female world champion in May 2019, before defeat to Patricia Berghult six months later.

Her record now stands at 11-5 after overcoming Lindberg.

Swede Lindberg, 44, suffered the eighth loss of her 27-fight career.

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