Hannah Rankin decisions Maria Lindberg, wins junior middleweight belt

Hannah Rankin decisions Maria Lindberg, wins junior middleweight belt Hannah Rankin. Photo by Ed Mulholland/ Matchroom Boxing USA 05 Nov by Ryan Songalia The fourth time was the charm for Hannah Rankin. The well-traveled Scottish contender defeated Maria Lindberg by unanimous decision Friday to win the vacant WBA women’s junior middleweight title at the Tottenham Hotspur FC Banqueting Hall in London, England. The scores were 97-93 on two cards and 98-92 on a third, all for Rankin (11-5, 2 knockouts), who now lives and trains in London. The 44-year-old Lindberg (19-8-2, 10 KOs) of Malmo, Sweden has now fallen short in six attempts at a world title. Rankin, 31, had previously challenged Alicia Napoleon, Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall before winning a world title. Prior to boxing, Rankin performed in orchestras as a bassoonist, and worked as a music teacher at difference schools in London and India. Also on the card, Michael Gomez Jr. (15-1, 5 KOs) won his sixth straight bout, stopping Sufyaan Ahmed (5-2) at 59 seconds of the fourth round. Gomez, whose father is the popular former contender Michael “The Irish Mexican” Gomez Sr., was boxing in his first ten-round schedule bout. GET THE LATEST ISSUE AT THE RING SHOP (CLICK HERE) or Subscribe Share this story Ratings | View All Top 6 Pound for Pound 1 2 3 4 5 6 Trending Abdullah Mason begins a promising pro career with a bang Hannah Rankin decisions Maria Lindberg, wins junior middleweight belt Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant keep grudge going during intense public weigh-in Devin Haney touts skills, while Joseph Diaz vows to bring Haney to deep waters Notebook: No Boxing No Life, Canelo vows to stay active Schedule | View All 30Oct Chantelle Cameron vs. Mary McGee, for vacant Ring Magazine title (DAZN) 30Oct Jose Zepeda vs. Josue Vargas (ESPN+) 05Nov Mikaela Mayer vs. Maiva Hamadouche, for vacant Ring Magazine title (ESPN+) Instagram Facebook RingTV Official Product Shop Now!

Hannah Rankin decisions Maria Lindberg, wins junior middleweight belt

Hannah Rankin decisions Maria Lindberg, wins junior middleweight belt

Hannah Rankin. Photo by Ed Mulholland/ Matchroom Boxing USA

The fourth time was the charm for Hannah Rankin.

The well-traveled Scottish contender defeated Maria Lindberg by unanimous decision Friday to win the vacant WBA women’s junior middleweight title at the Tottenham Hotspur FC Banqueting Hall in London, England.

The scores were 97-93 on two cards and 98-92 on a third, all for Rankin (11-5, 2 knockouts), who now lives and trains in London.

The 44-year-old Lindberg (19-8-2, 10 KOs) of Malmo, Sweden has now fallen short in six attempts at a world title.

Rankin, 31, had previously challenged Alicia Napoleon, Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall before winning a world title. Prior to boxing, Rankin performed in orchestras as a bassoonist, and worked as a music teacher at difference schools in London and India.

Also on the card, Michael Gomez Jr. (15-1, 5 KOs) won his sixth straight bout, stopping Sufyaan Ahmed (5-2) at 59 seconds of the fourth round. Gomez, whose father is the popular former contender Michael “The Irish Mexican” Gomez Sr., was boxing in his first ten-round schedule bout.