Savannah Marshall meets Glasgow’s former World Champion Hannah Rankin for the vacant WBO Middleweight World Title
On Saturday October 17, Hartlepool’s Savannah Marshall meets Glasgow’s former World Champion Hannah Rankin for the vacant WBO Middleweight World Title at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
“I’m so happy that I have a fight date set in stone,” said Marshall. “It’s been a while, but I’m excited to be back in the ring. Hannah Rankin is a former IBO World Champion, so I’m expecting a tough hard fight against her, but it’s one that I’m looking forward to it.
“It’s been a long road for me, so it would be incredible to become World Champion. It’s crazy to think I was meant to be fighting for a World Title in April at Light-Heavyweight, and this is now at Middleweight, but that’s female boxing, and you have to take these opportunities when they come.”
“This fight has been in the back of my mind since it was first talked about in February,” said Rankin. “I have proven time and time again; I’m willing to fight anyone, anywhere, anytime. That’s the foundation my career has been built on.
“For this fight, I’ll be stepping up to Middleweight, and I’m relishing the chance to become a two-time two-weight World Champion having already held the IBO Super-Welterweight Title.
“With regards to Savannah, I’m excited for my chance to end the hype; as a professional, she’s yet to be tested. On October 17, I will be crowned WBO World Middleweight Champion, and I’ll be bringing that title back to Scotland. Scotland vs. England is always a fun clash in any sport!
📺 Marshall v Rankin – October 17, live on Sky Sports pic.twitter.com/3X13m4T6WY
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