Who won Rankin vs Kozin?
Ema Kozin beat Hannah Rankin by split decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 18th November 2023 at AO Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 96-94, 94-96, 92-98 in favor of winner Ema Kozin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Nick Ball beating Isaac Dogboe for the WBC World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Denzel Bentley was overcome by Nathan Heaney for the BBBOC British Middleweight belt, Ekow Essuman was defeated by Harry Scarff for the BBBOC British Welterweight and CBC Commonwealth Welterweight titles, Liam Davies beat Vincenzo La Femina and Nathaniel Collins defeated Zak Miller for the BBBOC British Featherweight and CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship.
Rankin vs Kozin stats
Hannah Rankin stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws.
Ema Kozin made her way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.
Hannah Rankin was the older woman by 8 years, at 33 years old.
Kozin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Rankin.
Hannah Rankin fought out of the orthodox stance, while Ema Kozin was a southpaw.
Rankin was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made her debut in 2017, 7 months later than Kozin, whose first professional fight was in 2016. She had fought 7 less professional rounds, 157 to Kozin's 164.
Rankin vs Kozin form
Rankin had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had lost to Terri Harper on 24th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, she had defeated Alejandra Ayala on 13th May 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Going into that contest, she had beat Maria Lindberg on 5th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Tottenham Hotspur FC Banqueting Hall, London.
Before that, she had won against Kholosa Ndobayini on 12th March 2021 by points in the 8th round at Pollsmoor Prison Hall, Western Cape, South Africa.
She had been beaten by Savannah Marshall on 31st October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Rankin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 18 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Rankin vs Kozin start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:30 PM GMT at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 1:30 PM EST or 10:30 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Rankin vs Kozin?
Hannah Rankin was a 1/1 (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Ema Kozin made her way into the ring at 4/5 (-130) with oddsmakers.