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Jessica McCaskill and Lauren Price Look Forward to Wales Clash

Jessica McCaskill and Lauren Price Look Forward to Wales Clash

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Jessica McCaskill and Lauren Price Look Forward to Wales Clash

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Jessica McCaskill and Lauren Price Look Forward to Wales Clash

Jessica McCaskill (12-3-1, 5 KOs) and Lauren Price (6-0, 1 KO) will look to put on a show in their upcoming world title encounter.

The two fighters meet in the headliner of a BOXXER event at the Utilita Arena in Cardiff, Wales. Fight fans can catch the action live on Sky Sports and BBC Sport Wales. Those in the United States can do so on Peacock.

McCaskill will seek to defend her WBA welterweight title, this time in her opponent’s home country. On the other hand, Price attempts to become the first Welsh woman to win a boxing world title. Both women spoke at a press conference on Thursday ahead of their clash. Below is some of what they had to say.

Jessica McCaskill and Lauren Price Looking To Put on a Show

Lauren Price

“Obviously, when this fight first got announced I didn’t really know how well it was gonna sell,” said Price. “First time headlining, but, I gotta say, I’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of support I’ve received. It’s blown me out of the park, really. I got to [say] a big thank you to Karriss [Artingstall, Price’s partner] for dealing with all the tickets. Taking the stress off my hands. I can’t thank the Welsh fans, the public enough, for coming out on Saturday and showing me support. There’s going to be some noise on Saturday night and I can’t wait to put on a show.”

Jessica McCaskill

“It just kind of flows,” said McCaskill about her mindset going into fight night. “You’re used to it. You just kind of clock in and you’re working and your mind is focused and you got blinders on. I’m trying my best to enjoy Wales and the people here of Cardiff and everything’s been really great. We’re just going through the motions really.”

Fight Prediction

When Price entered the professional ranks, she was expected to challenge for world titles. As an amateur, Price won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, European Games, World Championships and the Olympics. In her seventh professional bout, she has the opportunity to add to her accolades.

McCaskill has plenty of experience in world title bouts, fighting the likes of Katie Taylor, Cecilia Brækhus and Chantelle Cameron. She has also yet to lose as a welterweight (her losses came at lightweight and super lightweight). This will be her eleventh world title fight, nearly double the number of professional bouts Price has.

This clash feels like it will be a passing of the torch. Though McCaskill has far more professional experience, Price’s amateur background and fighting style should trouble her opponent. Expect the Welsh fighter to outbox the American over ten rounds to a unanimous decision win.

Full Press Conference

For the full press conference, click here or the play button below. Video courtesy of Sky Sports Boxing.

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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