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Hannah Rankin adamant "pressure is a privilege" ahead of Terri Harper world title clash

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Scottish boxer Hannah Rankin is excited and - most importantly - confident. On Saturday night the fighter puts her IBO and WBA Super-Welterweight titles on the line as she takes on Terri Harper in Nottingham.

Many of us mere mortals might retreat within ourselves if we were in a similar position - the pressure of being a co-main event at the Motorpoint Arena with so much riding on what happens inside that ring.

But not for Rankin. For her the pressure is a privilege, and she cannot wait to get going in her clash against a fighter who is moving up three weight classes to challenge the title holder.

The Scot is also not mincing her words either and can’t see anything other than her arm being raised once the fight is done and dusted. “I think fans are in for a firefight,” the 32-year-told Mirror Sport. “She's a former world champion and, yes, she's coming up from lower weight classes, but we're both bringing class and skill to this fight. “I think it's going to be exciting for people to watch but I believe I'm too big, and I'm too strong, and I'm a true 154lb.

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