DREAM HOMECOMING FOR WORLD CHAMPION HANNAH RANKIN
Scotland’s gets a dream return to her homeland on when she makes the first defence of her World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Super Welterweight Titles – with all the action broadcast on .
Glasgow’s iconic will be the venue as Hannah gets a lively Mexican test against – who has won 14 of 19, including eight KOs.
Rankin – Scotland’s first ever female world champion – is one of Britain, and the world’s, best women fighters. A two-time and now double world title holder, the 31-year-old is in career best form after beating Swedish veteran in November last year to claim the vacant belts.
Ayala, 33, is no stranger to British fight fans, having visited the UK previously, suffering defeat to middleweight star in 2018. More tellingly though, she has also been the distance twice – sharing 18 rounds – with current IBF World Super Welterweight Champ, from Canada.
Now 11-5 (2), Hannah cannot afford any slip ups against Ayala, with some huge unification bouts seemingly on the horizon. As well as IBF ruler Dicaire; the division is now red hot after fellow Brit claimed the WBO portion of the world title with a two round KO of Uruguay’s at the weekend.
Ahead of the announcement, Hannah says she is ecstatic to be fighting in Scotland against Ayala, and believes she has the beating of Liverpudlian Jonas if the unification fight can be made.