BOXING fans have a little under five weeks to wait for the next bout of Luss world champion Hannah Rankin’s impressive 2019 season.

Rankin announced on Tuesday that she will take on unbeaten Swedish number one Patricia Berghult in Malta on Wednesday, November 27 for the interim World Boxing Council (WBC) super-welterweight title.

The former Hermitage Academy pupil’s upcoming fight will follow hot on the heels of another victory earlier this month, when she defeated Erin Toughill in Flint, Michigan by judges’ decision - a first win on American soil for Rankin.

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She admitted after that fight that she was delighted with her performance on a difficult night; the top bill on the card was cancelled after a trainer was injured in a scuffle during the build-up, and Rankin said she’s excited to get back in the ring.

She posted on social media: “Buzzing to announce I will be fighting for the WBC Boxing interim world 154lb title against unbeaten Swedish boxer Patricia Berghult.

“I’ll be headlining the show at the Intercontinental Hotel in Malta and can’t wait to get under those lights.”

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Swede Berghult has an impeccable 13-0 record so far, including three knockouts, and most recently overcame the experienced Bulgarian Borislava Goranova by unanimous decision at the end of September.

However, she will be up against a confident Hannah Rankin in excellent form following her win in the USA last time out and her belt-winning bout at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley against Sarah Curran in June.

The 29-year-old’s record currently stands at eight wins, including one knockout, and three losses.

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