Jessica McCaskill Believes Katie Taylor Has Not Improved Ever Since She Got ‘Exposed’

Published 01/23/2021, 11:00 AM EST
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 02: Katie Taylor celebrates victory over Christina Linardatou during the WBO World Super-Lightweight Championship bout at Manchester Arena on November 02, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)


Jessica McCaskill claims to have put a dent on Katie Taylor when they locked horns in 2017. Although Taylor walked away as the winner, McCaskill believes, she had exposed the unified lightweight champion’s flaws.

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What’s more, McCaskill believes that everyone wanted to fight Katie Taylor after that night, hoping to exploit all her flaws. However, ‘The Bray Bomber’ has remained unbeaten to this day and is arguably the greatest female boxers of all time.

But that didn’t stop McCaskill from denouncing her. She connected with Sky Sports to shed light on a possible rematch with Taylor and how far she had come since fighting her for the first time.

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“We gave Katie a great fight and almost knocked her out with a left hook,” said McCaskill. “She (Katie Taylor) hasn’t changed very much at all”

Despite losing the fight, McCaskill doesn’t wish to change anything if she could travel back in time. She believes to have taken the right road and a loss against Taylor is nothing but a mere setback. So, Jessica McCaskill used her defeat to pinpoint the flaws in Taylor’s game.

McCaskill continued, “It wasn’t that we weren’t prepared. We did everything that we were supposed to do. I wouldn’t go back and change anything – if I was on the wrong path, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

“I exposed a lot of her downfalls as a boxer. Then, everybody wanted to fight her.”

Katie Taylor vs Jessica McCaskill 2- Is it possible?

The 2-division champion has all the chances of avenging the defeat in a re-match. Taking the loss against Taylor, she has come a long way and can rightfully demand a rematch. While her strategy and the team have seen some severe changes, McCaskill is now more confident than ever.

Talking about her ongoing situation, she said, “3 years ago I was very green, after coming into the sport with only 25 amateur fights. In Chicago, I was fast-tracked.

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“I have incorporated a nutritionist, a strength and conditioning coach and different sparring over the years. We are more experienced.”

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 28: Katie Taylor (black and gold trunks) defeats Victoria Bustos (blue trunks) by Unanimous Decsion in their Lightweight fight at the Barclays Center on April 28, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Taylor has cemented herself as the lightweight G.O.A.T and can bag a crossover fight against MMA star Cris Cyborg soon.

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Taylor has several alluring options ahead, and a rematch against McCaskill is on the radar. But will the Irish sensation accept that, considering she has already beaten McCaskill?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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