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Lauren Price has big ambitions after winning first world title : ‘I want to create a legacy’

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Published Time: 12.05.2024 - 11:40:16 Modified Time: 12.05.2024 - 11:40:16

Fight in Cardiff’s Utilita Arena halted in ninth round after clash of heads resulted in opponent Jessica McCaskill sustaining swollen eye PA/Bradley Collyer Lauren Price claimed the WBA, IBO and Ring Magazine welterweight world titles with a comprehensive victory over Jessica McCaskill in Cardiff on Saturday night

Fight in Cardiff’s Utilita Arena halted in ninth round after clash of heads resulted in opponent Jessica McCaskill sustaining swollen eye

: PA/Bradley Collyer

Lauren Price claimed the WBA, IBO and Ring Magazine welterweight world titles with a comprehensive victory over Jessica McCaskill in Cardiff on Saturday night.

The fight was called off two seconds into the ninth round, with McCaskill unable to continue because of a swollen eye following a head clash.

The decision went to the judges’ scorecards and Price was a clear winner on all three following a boxing masterclass from the Welsh fighter.

“I believe this is just the start,” Price said after her victory. “I want to come back here and create a legacy.

“She came at me from round one and it took me a while to get my distance, but I enjoyed myself and I’m only going to get better.

“I want to fight at the Principality Stadium, that’s the dream.”

Price was competing in only her seventh professional fight after a stellar amateur career that brought Olympic gold in Tokyo three years ago.

The former international footballer’s target was to become Wales’ 14th world champion – and the first female – on a night when home fans turned out in force to fill Cardiff’s Utilita Arena.

Nobody could doubt McCaskill’s pedigree, with the Chicago resident having unified two divisions in her career and boasting more world title bouts on her CV than Price – almost 10 years younger than her opponent – had professional fights.

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