Lauren Price Makes History as Wales' First Female World Boxing Champion

Lauren Price becomes Wales' first female world boxing champion, winning WBA, IBO, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles with a unanimous decision over Jessica McCaskill. The 29-year-old Olympic gold medalist dominated the fight, utilizing her defensive skills and speed to outmaneuver McCaskill.

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Lauren Price Makes History as Wales' First Female World Boxing Champion

Lauren Price Makes History as Wales' First Female World Boxing Champion

Lauren Price has etched her name in the history books by becoming Wales' first female world boxing champion. The 29-year-old Olympic gold medalist claimed the WBA, IBO, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Jessica McCaskill in Cardiff on Saturday night.

Price, new, dominant, display against the seasoned American champion. The Welsh fighter utilized her superior defensive skills and speed to outmaneuver McCaskill, landing precise combinations throughout the bout. Despite McCaskill's aggressive tactics, Price remained composed and capitalized on her opponent's mistakes.

The fight was brought to a halt in the ninth round due to a severe swelling above McCaskill's left eye, caused by an accidental clash of heads in the fifth round. The ringside doctor determined that McCaskill could not safely continue, leading to a technical decision, win, historic, world, title. All three judges scored the fight overwhelmingly in Price's favor, with identical scores of 90-82.

In a post-fight interview, an elated Price expressed her joy and ambition: "This has got to be up there with winning a gold medal. Jessica McCaskill is a credit to the sport, but this was my night." Want, create, price also shared her dream of fighting at the Principality Stadium in the future, aiming to follow in the footsteps of Irish boxing icon Katie Taylor.

Before focusing on boxing, she achieved childhood goals of becoming a kickboxing world champion and playing international soccer for Wales. Price's Olympic gold medal in Tokyo three years ago further solidified her status as a rising star in the boxing world.

The historic win opens up exciting opportunities for Price, with potential future opponents including English pair Chantelle Cameron and Sandy Ryan. Boxxer promoter Ben Shalom praised Price's performance, stating that she is poised to become a boxing superstar. Price's ability to sell tickets at this early stage of her professional career surpasses that of many male fighters promoted by Shalom.

Price, first, female, win, world, title not only cements her place in Welsh boxing history but also serves as an inspiration for aspiring female athletes across the nation. As she continues to build her legacy and chase her dreams, Price's journey is set to captivate boxing fans worldwide, positioning her as a trailblazer for women's boxing in Wales and beyond.

Key Takeaways

  • Lauren Price becomes Wales' first female world boxing champion.
  • Price wins WBA, IBO, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles vs. Jessica McCaskill.
  • Price's dominant victory is halted in the 9th round due to McCaskill's eye injury.
  • Price aims to fight at Principality Stadium and create a legacy in women's boxing.
  • Price's historic win opens up opportunities for future fights and superstardom.