McCaskill: "I’m Throwing A
Retirement Party For Brækhus"
Jessica McCaskill is ready to send Cecilia Brækhus into
retirement when she defends her undisputed World
Welterweight titles at the American Airlines Center in
Dallas, TX on Saturday night, live worldwide on DAZN.
McCaskill (9-2 3 KOs) ripped the titles from Brækhus (36-1 9
KOs) on the streets of Tulsa, Oklahoma in August, handing
the Norwegian her first career loss and becoming a
two-weight World champion in the process.
Brækhus hinted at retirement in her post-fight interview
before committing to the rematch days later, and now the
pair will tussle for the titles once more – but the Chicago
belt holder believes that the hunger has gone from her foe
and that this weekend, she’ll blow the candles out on her
“This is the biggest retirement party DAZN has ever hosted -
there’s probably going to be cake and juice afterwards,”
said McCaskill. “This is going to be it. She’s the one that
alluded to it after losing in Tulsa, she seemed super
relieved after losing and I am just giving her what she
“Once someone shows that weakness, shows they are not in it
and talks retirement, that shows that they are mentally out
of the game. We’ve never been given a whole lot; we’ve taken
really big risks and they have gotten us to those higher
places. I don’t want to take on anyone else’s legacy, I’m
building my own and making history every step of the day and
that’s what I want to continue to do.
“I think she’s been struggling since the loss; I don’t know
what she is going to do on fight night because we’re coming.
I have a b-side mentality, we’re grinding for this, we’re
not getting any handouts for this, she’s going to have to
fight tooth and nail for anything.”
Brækhus’ clash with McCaskill is part of aa huge night of
action in Dallas, with a mouth-watering triple-header of
World title action at the top of the bill.
Juan Francisco Estrada (41-3 28 KOs) and Roman 'Chocolatito'
Gonzalez (50-2 41 KOs) meet in a mouthwatering rematch
that's over eight years in the making, with the WBC, WBA and
Ring Magazine World Super-Flyweight titles on the line and
there’s a Matchroom debut on the card for Hiroto Kyoguchi
(14-0 9 KOs) as he defends his WBA and Ring Magazine World
Light-Flyweight titles against Axel Vega (14-3-1 8 KOs), and
it's a huge night for a clutch of rising talents on the
Austin 'Ammo' Williams (7-0 6 KOs) is looking to build on
his own stellar 2020 performances where he won all three of
his fights via stoppage in Miami, Mexico City and Dallas,
and ‘Ammo’ will look to continue that streak in his first
eight round bout against the experienced ‘Momma’s Boy’ Denis
Douglin (22-7 14 KOs) who has shared the ring World
champions George Groves, Anthony Dirrel, David Benavidez and
Raymond Ford (8-0 4 KOs) has been in hot form, closing 2020
out with impressive stoppage wins in Florida and Texas and
the 21 year old takes on unbeaten New Mexico talent Aaron
‘Angel Baby’ Perez (10-0 6 KOs) over eight rounds.
Souleymane Cissokho (11-0 7 KOs) is back in action for the
first time since September 2019 and the unbeaten Frenchman
tangles with Daniel Echeverria (21-10 18 KOs) over eight