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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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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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“I believe Lucy has the capability to take on Katie Taylor one day” Al Siesta

by Dominic Hadi @StaredownDom For many St Patrick’s day is an event for celebrations and all things green- the drinks included. However, for the fighters on promoter Al Siesta’s Loose Cannons show, they will be seeking both victory and progression. Headlining this exciting card are two super bantamweights with a …

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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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BREAKING NEWS: Hannah Rankin to Fight Claressa Shields In Kansas

It has just been announced that #TeamSouthpawJab’s Hannah Rankin, 5-2 (1), will fight Olympic gold medallist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, 6-0 (2), in Kansas, USA for Shields’ IBF and WBA world middleweight titles, as well as the interim WBC world title. The fight is due to go ahead on November 17th, …

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Promoters Must Take Leap of Faith With The Women’s Code

Women’s Boxing has been a taboo subject in the past, some people love it while others still believe that women shouldn’t fight, for any one of a number of different reasons. Whatever side of the coin you fall, the female code is on the rise – but are promoters doing …

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