Katie Taylor rival’s trainer claims Bray’s wife will be scared of her fighter

The trainer of one of Katie Taylor’s rivals says his fighter would have too much power for the Bray woman.

American Jessica McCaskill successfully defended her undisputed welterweight championship against Alma Ibarra on Saturday to take her professional record to 12-2 (5KOs).

But McCaskill trainer Rick Ramos believes the fourth-round stoppage victory will see Taylor scared of a fight against the 37-year-old.

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Taylor beat McCaskill in 2017, but the latter has had an incredible run since, becoming a two-weight champion and beating one of the sport’s biggest names twice in Cecilia Braekhus.

A rematch has constantly been suggested between the pair, with Taylor describing it as a “huge possibility” late last year.

But Ramos, perhaps aiming to entice Taylor into a rematch, believes his charge would now be too much for the Olympic gold medalist.

He wrote on social media: “Last night’s win for Jessica McCaskill derailed any chance of a rematch with Katie Taylor.

Jessica McCaskill celebrates her win over Alma Ibarra

“McCaskill injured a real middleweight. Katie would be stopped in a rematch. Jessica is too big of a hitter.”

McCaskill herself is now said to be targeting a fight at 140 pounds with Chantelle Cameron, who holds the WBC/IBF light welterweight belts.

Speaking to the England fighter after her victory on Saturday, McCaskill said: “Call me girl. We’ve kind of been doing this detour since around 2018. I called her… she didn’t want anything to do with me.

“I got my first WBC belt, then she called me. We had different plans.

“She’s done some spectacular things in her career, we’re doing so well at 147 but I think it’s time to come down to 140.

“There are great fighters at 140, 147 doesn’t interest me, so Rick Ramos will hook that up. Call him.”


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