Katie Taylor to punch through the historic £1m barrier

Angelo Anderson
December 13, 2017

Jessica McCaskill says she will expose a "lot of mistakes" from Katie Taylor in their world title fight at York Hall. She wants a grandstand finish and to impress.

McCaskill, 33 and from Chicago, insists she has discovered "mistakes" in the Irish champion's make-up.

But does she deserve it?

McCaskill fights with a strong leading left-arm jab and throws big right bombs over the top at every opportunity. Taylor is a phenomenally talented fighter.

The American has no amateur pedigree to draw upon, and that appears fairly evident from watching her professional encounters thus far. "Box a little, fight a little, you've just got to figure it out".

McCaskill - who has a 5-1 record as a professional - said: "I think the best advantage I've had in a lot of my fights, is that I'm the underdog".

"Katie Taylor took too many shots in that fight at the Millennium Stadium when she won her world title".

She can go from first gear to fifth gear really, really fast.

Taylor will probably look to land a unification fight in March, which will likely mean going after either of Argentina's two champions, Yohana Belén Alfonzo (WBO) or Victoria Noelia Bustos (IBF).

So while there was no shortage of sceptics within the boxing industry who questioned the wisdom of Taylor making such a swift defence of the world title that she claimed just 46 days ago, the logic is now clear. Having campaigned hard to fight Taylor, ever since the Bray native turned professional, McCaskill is exactly where she wants to be.

Taylor will defend her WBA lightweight title, barely six weeks after winning it from Inahi Sanchez in Cardiff.

The Bethnall Green bout is set for the championship regulation of ten, two-minute rounds, however, it would be very surprising if McCaskill is still standing after five.

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