LUSS boxer Hannah Rankin says she's "beyond buzzing" after winning the Amazing Professional Sporting Achievement prize at a magazine awards ceremony.

The former Hermitage Academy pupil carried off the prize at the No1 Magazine Amazing Women Awards, held on the eve of International Women's Day.

Hannah was presented with the award by BBC Scotland newsreader Jackie Bird in recognition of her remarkable rise through the ranks of the sport – little more than two years since the British Boxing Board of Control approved her bid to turn professional.

Currently aiming to become the first Scot to hold a female boxing world title, she began her year in the ring with a convincing points win over Serbia's Eva Bajic in Glasgow in January at her favoured super-welterweight level and is presently lining up her second bout of 2019 against an opponent who is expected to be confirmed soon.

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Reacting to her award win on social media she said:"Beyond buzzing to announce I won the Amazing Professional Sporting Achievement Award tonight at the No1 Magazine Awards! Woohooo!

"Big thank you to my team as well, our first sporting award.

"Proud doesn't really cut it!"

Last year she took on two of the biggest names in female pro boxing, Alicia Napoleon and Claressa Shields, in the USA, and though Hannah was defeated in both fights she pledged to learn from the experience and to become Scotland's first female world boxing champion by the end of 2019.

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She has also launched an online crowdfunder to help with the costs associated with her world championship bid - click here to find out more and donate.