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Hannah Rankin prepares to come to Liverpool for unification fight with Natasha Jonas |  boxing news


Hannah Rankin insists she is ready to come to Liverpool and defend her world super welterweight titles against Natasha Jonas in her rival’s hometown.

Rankin retained his WBA and IBO belts with a 10th round stoppage of Alejandra Ayala in his native Scotland last month.

Rankin tweeted on Tuesday that she had “no problem” putting her titles on the line against WBO champion Jonas in a unification bout and “let our promoters work out the details.”

It came after Jonas – who claimed his title after stopping Chris Namus in February – accused Rankin’s team of “stalling”, claiming that “a date, location, purse and more had been sent”.

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Natasha Jonas has been WBO champion since a second-round stoppage of Chris Namus in February

Jonas has lost two of his 14 professional fights, one of those losses to Katie Taylor in May 2021 as the Irishman won by unanimous decision.

Jonas said in May that she would “love” a rematch with Taylor, who took her unblemished record to 21-0 with a split decision win over Amanda Serrano in a Madison Square Garden thriller in late April.

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World champion Natasha Jonas says it’s no secret that she and world super-welterweight champion Hannah Rankin are keen to fight for British unification.

“I think a lot of people said they would love to see him again. It’s not impossible,” Jonas said of a potential second matchup with undisputed world lightweight champion Taylor.

“I would love a rematch with Katie. I just have to put myself in a position to be mandatory and that was kind of the plan all along.”




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