LUSS boxer Hannah Rankin's bid to become Scotland's first female boxing world champion will be broadcast live on free-to-air TV throughout the UK.

The former Hermitage Academy pupil's fight with Sarah Curran for the vacant IBO super-welterweight title next weekend will be broadcast live on the new BBC Scotland channel – meaning those not lucky enough to be ringside at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley can still catch all the action as it happens.

The headline fight on Kynoch Boxing Promotions’ History In The Making card, Kynoch v Curran will be live to viewers in Scotland and across the UK from 10.50pm on Saturday, June 15.

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Fight promoter and Rankin’s manager, Sam Kynoch said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that BBC Scotland will provide live coverage of what could prove a historic night for Scottish boxing.

“Back in March Kynoch Boxing Promotions announced this world title fight live on the new BBC Scotland channel so it’s fantastic that they are on board to cover the final chapter of the story."

"We hope it is the first of many fights we can work together on to help further grow the sport and capitalise on the significant audience and appetite which already exists.”

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Glasgow-born Rankin (6-3) dropped back to her natural weight this year after losing out on a points decision to two-time Olympic champion and unified World Champion Claressa Shields in Kansas in November.

Praised by Shields and boxing commentators in the aftermath of that fight, the 28-year-old will draw on that experience when she takes on Curran in the Illinois fighter's first contest outside of the United States.

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