‘Katie Taylor Would Love to Step Up and Fight’: Eddie Hearn Responds to Jessica McCaskill’s Call-Out

Published 03/14/2021, 1:47 PM EDT
MANCHESTER , UNITED KINGDOM – 2 November 2019; Katie Taylor prior to her WBO Women’s Super-Lightweight World title fight against Christina Linardatou at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


Matchroom Director Eddie Hearn has teased a re-match between Katie Taylor and Jessica McCaskill, posing two unified World Champions against each other. Meanwhile, welterweight titleholder McCaskill has also demanded the fight, after defending her belts against Cecilia Braekhus on March 3rd.

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That said, Eddie Hearn has envisioned a move up to 140 lbs for Katie Taylor and re-match the current welterweight champion for her belts.

He connected with Fino boxing and talked about several things in addition to the updates on a potential fight between Taylor and McCaskill.

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Speaking on it, Eddie Hearn told, “I think both of those fights are exciting you know. Katie Taylor would love to step up and fight for the welterweight undisputed championship.

“I mean she struggles to get to 140 but Jessica was at 140. So we could do the fight at 141, 142, like those kind of numbers.”

Nevertheless, Eddie Hearn also hailed Jessica McCaskill for her recent achievements. Despite facing two early losses in her career, ‘casKILLA’ has turned out to be one of the best boxers of the generation. So, Hean billed her as a legitimate threat, citing a blockbuster rematch ahead for the fans.

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“Jessica should be really proud of herself. Because she has really come up from the blind side. Like she had a loss early in her career, then she flew to London to fight Katie Taylor early in her career.

“And she is not technically gifted quite honestly. She is just really tough. She has got a great engine and she is horrible to fight. Because she won’t leave you alone,” told Eddie Hearn.

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Jessica McCaskill vs Katie Taylor

In December 2017, Taylor and McCaskill locked horns in a nail-biting 10-rounder of a fight. They dragged each other to the extreme, producing a great contest for the fans.

Despite not getting a knockout, ‘The Bray Bomber’ dominated most of the fight and outclassed McCaskill. While McCaskill had her minor in-ring moments, Taylor danced around and beat her, mostly.

As the encounter went on to the final bell, Taylor bagged the win via decision. The judges scored the contest 97-92, 97-92, and 98-91 in favor of Taylor.

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A lot has changed since the fight, and both the women have attained their respective accolades. So, a rematch can look different, especially when McCaskill will fight Taylor at an upper weight class if the fight ever happens.

Do you think Jessica McCaskill can avenge the loss against Katie Taylor?

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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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