McCaskill: “I Want To Move Up To 154 And Fight Terri Harper”

Jessica McCaskill Looking North for Her Next Challenge

Jessica McCaskill eyes a fight with Terri Harper
Jessica McCaskill (L, Credit: Matthew Pover/Matchroom Boxing), Terri Harper (Credit: Mark Robinson)

Jessica McCaskill Pitches a Fight with Terri Harper Next at 154

When she next braves the ring, on November 5, Jessica “CasKilla” McCaskill (12-2, 5 KO’s) will shoot to become undisputed against IBF and WBC super lightweight champion Chantelle “Il Capo” Cameron (16-0, 8 KO’s). Confident in victory against Cameron, CasKilla is already looking ahead to her next ideal challenge – a bout with Terri Harper at 154!

McCaskill, 38, is already the undisputed welterweight champion. She initially upset Cecilia Braekhus to become undisputed and has defended her symphony of titles three times since then. The fight with Il Capo is for undisputed due to the vacant WBA and WBO straps also being up for grabs. Naturally, the heavy-handed McCaskill is certain that she will win. If this is true however, she is likely to jump up in weight very soon. During a recent interview with Behind the Gloves, the Chicago native explained that her desire to achieve new heights is propelling her to higher divisions in the sport.

“I would like to, curveball, move up to 154 and fight Terri Harper. We’ve talked about it to her team and to her. We’ve talked about making that fight, she is making some noise up there and I would like to challenge myself. I have been at 135, 140, 147, back to 140, let’s move up…that would be a challenge for me, not for anyone else.”


Currently Harper is on a two-fight win streak since being upset by present day WBO, IBF, IBO and WBC super welterweight champion Alycia Baumgardner. When beaten by Baumgardner, Harper was relieved of her IBO and WBC straps. Since that November 13, 2021 loss, Harper has rebounded with wins over Yamila Belen Abellaneda and Hannah Rankin. Pairing her name with the would-be two divisional undisputed champion would make for an exciting match-up.

First things being first however, McCaskill still must handle business with Cameron. All the splendid sounding plans in the world will not amount to anything if CasKilla doesn’t exit the ring in Abu Dhabi victorious. So let’s stay tuned just a little bit longer to see how this latest chapter of her career plays itself out.

By: Bakari Simpson

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