Hannah Rankin v Alejandra Ayala: Champion hopes historic Hydro show inspires future female champion
Hannah Rankin hopes to inspire the future Scottish world champion as she becomes the first woman to fight a major battle in her country on a historic night in Hydro in Glasgow.
The Scots defended their WBA and IBO titles at medium weight with the debut of Alejandra Ayala in the tenth round in front of 4,500 fans.
“We need more models. I’m trying to be a model,” Rankin told the BBC Scotland after the competition.
“I hope to inspire at least one [woman] to follow me and become Scotland’s next world champion.
“I cannot believe I’m a hydro degree. It’s crazy. It seems crazy to say it out loud.”
Response and Reasons
With the seriousness of the event, Ayala’s focus was on calming the noisy crowd at home in her first World Cup game. Also, when the bell rang, she had to make sure to block all emotions from the outside.
Rival players tried to hit him early, and he snatched his first punch after being caught by the champion.
Even at the start of the fight, Doe’s miss made the Mexican look taller, with Rankin’s clean shot deflected to the left.
However, she was the third contestant and fired a shot in the head of the protagonist, she. Doe continued to impress the team early in the fourth quarter before Rankin came back with a watery vortex.
The Mexican posed a constant threat for the Scot, who lost the pace in fifth place but again finished strong and hit the doe.
Ayala’s losses became more frequent at the start of the championship. However, the two swapped a series of shots to finish in seventh place. Also, Rankin finished the round with a fluid combination.
The Scot then slammed his opponent into the ropes twice with a rough punch in the eighth.
The bell arrived just in time for the ninth-round Mexican, who returned with a big heart, but his fatigue left him exposed as Rankin ran hard again.
In the last round the rival players who played so well did not shy away. The championship was sure to hurt, and the referee was forced to end the game.
There were a lot of discussions before the game about the potential chances of a winner. After a stunning night and date finale, the sky could be the limit for Rankin.