McCaskill vs Price

Olympic Gold Medallist Lauren Price MBE will challenge Jessica McCaskill for the WBA, IBO and Ring Magazine World Welterweight Titles on Saturday, May 11th at the Utilita Arena in Cardiff, survive on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the U.S.A..

Following a flashing amateur profession that saw her claim Commonwealth, European and World splendor on path to making history as the very first Welsh fighter to win Olympic gold, Price (6-0, 1 KO) can compose her name in the record books once again by ending up being Wales’ very first female world champ.

The 29-year-old from Ystrad Mynach is yet to lose a round in the expert ranks however will deal with without a doubt her most difficult profession test when she tries to dismiss existing welterweight ruler McCaskill (12-3-1, 5 KOs).

McCaskill versus Price will top a big night of boxing in the Welsh capital as Price wants to protect world honours in front of her home fans. Price is no complete stranger to representing her nation on the world phase having actually made 52 caps for the Welsh nationwide football group before choosing to focus her skills on boxing.

McCaskill, from Chicago, Illinois, is a two-weight world champ, who merged the WBA and WBC World Super Lightweight Titles before going up in weight to end Cecilia Brækhus’ years long reign at the top of the welterweight department.

Toppling Braekhus with back-to-back wins in 2021 and 2022, McCaskill ended up being undeniable champ at 147 pounds, a weight class where she stays unbeaten.

McCaskill has actually formerly challenged Katie Taylor for the WBA World Lightweight Title in 2017 and Chantelle Cameron for the Undisputed Super Lightweight World Titles in 2022. Most just recently, McCaskill combated to a draw with Britain’s Sandy Ryan in an increasingly objected to welterweight marriage clash.

Lauren Price MBE stated: “I’m over the moon for this fight to lastly be getting revealed. I understand Ben Shalom and my group have actually been working extremely hard behind the scenes to make this take place so I simply wish to state a huge thank you to them.

“The truth it’s in Cardiff is incredible. I’ve not boxed there considering that I initially started which was an excellent couple of years back now. I can’t wait to place on a program in front of my pals, household and Welsh advocates who have actually been fantastic in supporting me throughout my profession. It’ll be an amazing night for sure, to beat the ruling champ in Wales and keep the world titles here will be some sensation!

“Jessica McCaskill is the existing champ. She’s video game, skilled and strong however I’ll be 100% all set for whatever she causes the night. I think in my capability. I back myself and like I stated previously, I can’t wait to bring those world titles back home to Wales, and ideally this will line me as much as bring more enormous nights back to Wales in the future.”

Jessica McCaskill stated: “I don’t understand much about Price however when it concerns fighters from the UK the expectation is typically great deals of back pedalling and holding. I don’t understand if this will hold true however pertaining to Wales suggests Price is ideally going to wish to place on an excellent program. That’s precisely what I desire due to the fact that I intend on doing the very same. I’m here to take all of her fans. I’m going to reveal her what it requires a champ and the belts will be returning to America with me.”

BOXXER Founder and CEO Ben Shalom stated: “Lauren Price is among the most skilled and embellished professional athletes that Wales has actually ever produced. With that, as a promoter, comes fantastic pressure to provide nights that can create a tradition. I’m pleased to provide a big world title chance for Lauren against a really hazardous and skilled champ in Jessica McCaskill. This is a possibility for Lauren to develop herself as one of boxing’s future pound-for-pound stars. I think we are taking a look at an icon of the sport. She is currently a gold medallist, currently an MBE, and this is a genuine turning point and a huge minute in her profession. This is something she has actually worked towards considering that she initially placed on a set of gloves. I anticipate a hero’s welcome for her in Cardiff and ideally a historical efficiency and the very first of numerous remarkable nights in Wales.”

Lauren Price MBE difficulties Jessica McCaskill for the WBA, IBO and Ring Magazine World Welterweight Championships on Saturday, May 11th at the Utilita Arena in Cardiff, survive on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the U.S.A..


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