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HANNAH RANKIN “FOCUSED AND READY” AHEAD OF WORLD TITLE FIGHT

History making is just days away for Hannah Rankin. Saturday’s IBO Super Welterweight Title fight in Glasgow- where Hannah headlines on live TV (BBC Scotland) against gritty Sarah “Savage” Curran, comes after huge achievements and steps forward during a busy 2018. Hannah advocates the motto “teamwork makes the dream work”, …

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LUCY WILDHEART WORLD TITLE SHOT INTERVIEW: WHATEVER IT TAKES

Just days away from her shot at the vacant IBO World Lightweight Title, unbeaten Swedish native Lucy Wildheart, 5-0 (2), talked to Southpaw Jab about her ticket to the big time. Now based in Hornchurch, Lucy has the opportunity to buy in to a division increasingly monopolised by a certain …

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OZGUL STEPS UP FOR DUST UP: FULL REPORT

all pictures by @unknown_boxers Siar Ozgul went the distance with Viktor Postol, but was halted defending his Southern Area Super Lightweight Title against Mikey Sakyi. Those back to back defeats last year saw the Hackney based Turk throw everything he could into his performance. In the Sakyi fight, that was …

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RANKIN & DAVIES INTERVIEWS: Episode 5 Southpaw Jab Podcast

In episode 5 of our Southpaw Jab podcast, we have two cracking interviews with world title contender Hannah Rankin about the huge Shields vs Hammer fight (and more) and an explosive Ohara Davies chat. As ever there’s plenty more and all our regulars including small hall and bigger hall reviews …

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COURTENAY: I LEARNT A LOT FROM MY DEBUT

Watford Bantamweight prospect targets second win at The O2 Watford Bantamweight prospect Shannon Courtenay says her professional debut on the Charlie Edwards vs. Angel Moreno WBC Flyweight World title bill at the Copper Box Arena last month was a valuable learning experience. ‘The Baby Face Assassin’, 25, made a wining …

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And the NEW Southpaw Jab PODCAST! Tom Farrell Interview Plus Small Hall Previews

 Introducing- the Southpaw Jab podcast episode one! Host George Storr is joined by our editor Adam Thorn to discuss small hall boxing, big hall boxing and even some boxing betting. On this week’s show: Huge news for a Team Southpaw Jab fighter Tom Farrell interview, soon to challenge our …

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Third Time Lucky For Rankin?

Scotland’s Hannah Rankin will get her third crack at a world title when she takes on American Sarah Curran in front of her native fans on the 15th June. Having taken chances at world honours in the two weight divisions above her natural one, Rankin finally gets a crack at …

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If I can be the reason someone changes their life for the better, I will be proud: Lucy Wildheart Interview

picture courtesy of Scott Rawsthorne @unknown_boxers by Ben White @BWTalkingSport You might not have heard of Lucy Wildheart, but the Swedish native, now resident in Hornchurch, has been making waves. Boasting a 4-0 (2) record at lightweight, the determined Lucy tells me about overcoming self doubt, and her mission to …

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Hannah Rankin Interview: Shields Fight Week!

Chris Waddams caught up with Team Southpaw Jab member Hannah Rankin before she jetted off for her world title challenge against Claressa Shields. Hannah spoke about being nominated for the Scottish Sports Woman Of the Year Award and her never say never attitude to boxing.

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“Women’s Boxing is brutal because it’s not men? I don’t understand that” Hannah Rankin on Women’s Boxing Ahead of Shields Shot

Hannah Rankin is preparing for the biggest challenge of her career, a world title challenge against two-time Olympic gold medallist, Claressa Shields. The American isn’t the only thing she’s fighting though: Hannah’s also fighting to be taken seriously in a sport that, all too often, undervalues female athletes. “When I …

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