Jessica McCaskill To Defend 147-pound World Title Against Lauren Price On April 20

Jessica McCaskill To Defend 147-pound World Title Against Lauren Price On May 11

Jessica McCaskill will fight a few weeks later than originally planned.

McCaskill was scheduled to defend her WBA, WBC and IBO welterweight titles against Ivana Habazin on April 20 in Croatia after Piranha Promotions, on behalf of Habazin, won the purse bids for $82,500.

It was confirmed today though that the fight will no longer go ahead and the American will instead put her 147-pound championship on the line against Britain’s undefeated Lauren Price.

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Jessica McCaskill vs Lauren Price Lands In Wales

Price will get home advantage for her first world title shot as McCaskill travels to Cardiff, Wales to defend her title on May 11.

McCaskill is coming off back-to-back fights against British opposition where she dropped a competitive ten-round decision to Chantelle Cameron and came away with a split-decision draw against Sandy Ryan – who puts her championship on the line against Terri Harper in an All-British world title fight this month.

Price has had six professional bouts since entering the pro game in June 2022 after winning Olympic Gold in Tokyo. The Welsh woman has already beaten a former European champion, Kirstie Bavington, and former middleweight title challenger, Lolita Muzeya.

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The 29-year-old southpaw shares a promoter, Ben Shalom’s BOXXER, with another titleist in Natasha Jonas leaving the possibility of a unification fight open for Price and possibly McCaskill should she end the unbeaten record of the British women on May 11 live on Sky Sports (UK) and Peacock (US).

By Darshan Desai