Lauren Price Ready For Jessica McCaskill Title Showdown

Lauren Price is mentally prepared for her WBA, IBO, and Ring Magazine Welterweight Title clash with Jessica McCaskill on May 11. 

It is the first time Price fights for a world title as the undefeated fighter (6-0, 1 KO) prepares for her homecoming in Cardiff, Wales. Price is a former Olympic Champion, having won gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. McCaskill is coming off a split-decision draw against Sandy Ryan in her last bout.

McCaskill’s record stands at 12-3-1. Two of her losses have come against world champions. Defeats to the former Undisputed Junior Welterweight Champion Chantelle Cameron and Katie Taylor, a two-weight undisputed champion at 135 and 140, are her biggest losses. Under her trainer, Rob McCracken, Price is sparring Cameron, hoping to get an edge in their clash. 

“It’s great to bring big-time boxing to Wales. There’s a buzz around it, and I’m hoping it stays in Wales. I win this fight, and in the future, there’s even more big nights ahead with maybe bigger stadiums and bigger cards. I suppose there’s a different element to it because of the size of the fight, but it’s more exciting than anything else because this is what I wanted since I turned pro – with three titles on the line and boxing in front of my fans.

“We got some good rounds in [with Cameron]. Camp is going really well, and I’m in a good place mentally and physically. I always train hard, but this is a big one – a world title and the first fight at home – so it’s about staying calm and composed, listening to [coach] Rob McCracken and working on the game plan,” Price said 

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