Jessica McCaskill

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Jessica McCaskill
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Nickname(s)CasKILLA
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1984-09-08) September 8, 1984 (age 36)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. [1]
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights12
Wins10
Wins by KO3
Losses2

Jessica McCaskill (born September 8, 1984) is an American professional boxer. She is a two-weight world champion, having held the undisputed, and IBO female welterweight titles since 2020; the WBC female super lightweight title from 2018 to 2020; and the WBA female super lightweight title from 2019 to 2020. She also challenged for the WBA lightweight title in 2017. As of September 2020, she is ranked as the world's best active female welterweight by Lineal Boxing Champion, [2] The Ring [3] and BoxRec, [4] and the third best active female, pound for pound, by Lineal Boxing Champion, [5] BoxRec, [6] and fourth by The Ring [3] and ESPN. [7] McCaskill is one of only two women in the modern, post-Olympic era of women's boxing (along with Claressa Shields), to win lineal championships in two weight classes. [8]

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Early life

Native to Belleville, Illinois (part of Greater St. Louis), McCaskill and was raised by her great aunt and her four sons. As a child her family fell on hard times and lived in the back of a local church. In 2008 McCaskill started her amateur boxing career. In 2012 McCaskill moved to Chicago and started working as an investment banker. [9]

Amateur career

McCaskill started boxing in 2008, just for fitness, and had her first amateur bout in April 2009. After climbing the ranks, she won the 2010 Golden Gloves award. With a 17–1 amateur record, McCaskill won the Golden Glove Championship belts in 2014 and 2015. [10]

Professional career

McCaskill made her professional debut on August 22, 2015 with a technical knockout (TKO) victory against Tyrea Nichole Duncan at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. [11] In November 2016, McCaskill was signed by Warriors Boxing. [12]

After fighting local boxers, McCaskill challenged Irish Olympic gold-medal boxer Katie Taylor for the WBA female lightweight title. She was defeated by Taylor via unanimous decision (98–91, 97–92, 97–92), in a fight held at the York Hall in London on December 13, 2017. [13]

On October 6, 2018, McCaskill defeated two-weight world champion Érica Farías for the WBC female super lightweight title at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois, winning her first world title by unanimous decision, with the judges' scorecards reading 98–92, 97–93 and 96–94. [14]

McCaskill retained her WBC title and won the WBA female super lightweight title against Anahí Ester Sánchez via unanimous decision (99–91, 98–92, 96–94) in a bout held at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on May 25, 2019. [15]

On October 12, 2019, McCaskill defended her unified titles in a rematch against Érica Farías at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. She retained her titles with a Majority decision win, with two judges scoring the bout 97–91 and 96–92 in favour of McCaskill, and the third scoring it a draw at 94–94. [16]

McCaskill is trained by Rick Ramos and managed by Warriors Boxing. [17]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
12 fights10 wins2 losses
By knockout30
By decision72
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
12Win10–2 Flag of Norway.svg Cecilia Brækhus UD10Mar 13, 2021 Flag of the United States.svg American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.Retained WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and IBO female welterweight titles;
Won inaugural The Ring female welterweight title
11Win9–2 Flag of Norway.svg Cecilia Brækhus MD10Aug 15, 2020 Flag of the United States.svg Downtown Streets, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.Won WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and IBO female welterweight titles
10Win8–2 Flag of Argentina.svg Érica Farías MD10Oct 12, 2019 Flag of the United States.svg Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.Retained WBA and WBC super lightweight titles
9Win7–2 Flag of Argentina.svg Anahí Ester Sánchez UD10May 25, 2019 Flag of the United States.svg MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S.Retained WBC female super lightweight title;
Won WBA female super lightweight title
8Win6–2 Flag of Argentina.svg Érica Farías UD10Oct 6, 2018 Flag of the United States.svg Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.Won WBC female super lightweight title
7Loss5–2 Flag of Ireland.svg Katie Taylor UD10Dec 13, 2017 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg York Hall, London, EnglandFor WBA female lightweight title
6Win5–1 Flag of the United States.svg Natalie BrownTKO2 (8), 2:59Jul 29, 2017 Flag of the United States.svg UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
5Win4–1 Flag of the United States.svg Brenda GonzalesUD6Apr 28, 2017 Flag of the United States.svg UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
4Win3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Carla TorresUD4Jan 21, 2017 Flag of the United States.svg UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
3Win2–1 Flag of the United States.svg Alexandria WilliamsTKO3 (4), 0:45Oct 1, 2016 Flag of the United States.svg UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
2Loss1–1 Flag of the United States.svg Katonya FisherSD4Jun 18, 2016 Flag of the United States.svg UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
1Win1–0 Flag of the United States.svg Tyrea Nichole DuncanTKO2 (4), 2:37Aug 22, 2015 Flag of the United States.svg Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana, U.S.

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Sporting positions
Minor world boxing titles
Preceded by
Cecilia Brækhus
IBO female welterweight champion
August 15, 2020 – present
Incumbent
Major world boxing titles
Preceded by
Érica Farías
WBC female super lightweight champion
October 6, 2018 – present
Vacant
Title next held by
Chantelle Cameron
Preceded by
Anahí Ester Sánchez
WBA female super lightweight champion
May 25, 2019 – August 2020
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Kali Reis
Preceded by
Cecilia Brækhus
WBA female welterweight champion
August 15, 2020 – present
Incumbent
WBC female welterweight champion
August 15, 2020 – present
IBF female welterweight champion
August 15, 2020 – present
WBO female welterweight champion
August 15, 2020 – present
Undisputed female welterweight champion
August 15, 2020 – present
New title The Ring female welterweight champion
March 13, 2021 – present