Hannah Rankin opponent Alejandra Ayala out of induced coma

Hannah Rankin's fight with Alejandra Ayala was stopped in the 10th round
Hannah Rankin's fight with Alejandra Ayala was stopped in the 10th round

Hannah Rankin says world title opponent Alejandra Ayala has woken from an induced coma after being admitted to hospital for surgery.

The Scot retained her WBA and IBO super-welterweight titles with a 10th-round knockout on 13 May.

Mexican Ayala was treated in the ring afterwards before being taken to a Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

"Our best wishes are with this brave, brave warrior," Rankin tweeted.

"We will be on hand to support her in any way we can."