McCaskill vs Ryan Odds Preview: Kill or Be CasKilled

Can Ryan Kill the CasKILLA? The Bettors are Bullish

The Public is Steaming the Underdog’s Line

Will the young lion violently supplant the aging one? The public strongly believes it. Sandy Ryan, who opened as a +195 underdog, has been bet down to +110. Jessica McCaskill, the unified welterweight champ, is coming off a loss where she looked old. And at 39, her time at the top could be at an end. The McCaskill vs Ryan odds now lean to the younger boxer as she looks to be the new alpha.

🥊 Jessica McCaskill vs Sandy Ryan 🥊

Fighters: Jessica McCaskill (C) (12-3-0, 5 KOs) vs Sandy Ryan (C) (6-1-0, 2 KOs)
Location: Caribe Royale Orlando, Orlando, FL
Day/Time: Saturday, 8:00 P.M. ET
Title: WBA, WBC, IBO, and WBO World Welterweight (147 lbs)

McCaskill Can’t Just Maul Her Opponents Now

Few boxers lived up to their moniker like Jessica McCaskill – the CasKILLA. She had one game plan: seek and destroy. And for the most part, she was successful in doing it. McCaskill overwhelmed her opponents with constant pressure. While she wasn’t the most technical, her power and tenacity did it. But what if it won’t be enough now?

We saw what would happen if McCaskill couldn’t step on that gas pedal hard enough. Cutting weight to fight Chantelle Cameron may have depleted her, and she got thoroughly outboxed. That’s likely why the public is fading her on the McCaskill vs Ryan odds. But if it’s also a sign of the beginning of her end, it’s a smart investment.

It could also be an overreaction, given what she’s achieved. At 147 pounds, McCaskill is undefeated. She took out Cecilia Braekhus and destroyed her challengers. And yet, folks have rarely given her the props if the boxing odds are any indication.

Against Alma Ibarra, she went from a -800 favorite to -575. She made her quit by the third round. And even in the second fight against Braekhus, the public was split.

Maybe it’s just her brawling style that makes bettors suspicious of her. After all, it’s not sustainable. McCaskill is not getting younger and if she can’t bully her opponent through sheer force and power, she could be on the wrong end of the boxing news.

Is Ryan the Next Big Thing From the U.K.?

The United Kingdom has been the hotbed for women’s boxing. From Savannah Marshall to Nina Hughes, the island country consistently produces championship-level boxers. Ryan, the WBO champion, could join the shortlist of unified champs by taking out McCaskill. The McCaskill vs Ryan odds are shortening for her as she could be the next female British boxing sensation.

“I respect Jessica massively as a fighter and what she has done in the sport, but it’s definitely time for a new era and I believe I am that,” Ryan told Boxing Scene. “This fight is everything to me the level of it the best vs. the best in the welterweight division.”

Ryan may not have McCaskill’s accolades yet, but she’s had a pretty tough boxing schedule. And at just 30, she’s much younger and also bigger. She fought Erica Farias, a grizzled veteran who’s shared the ring with the who’s who of women’s boxing, in just her fourth pro bout. While she lost a close decision, she went back and avenged that loss.

Now, Ryan is a champion in just her seventh pro bout. She turned back Marie Pier Houle, a previously undefeated Canadian who had a fighting style much like McCaskill’s. Ryan handled herself well by keeping her at bay when she needed to and engaging her in a brawl when it was required.

While not exactly a “tune-up fight”, it could be the preparation she needs to beat McCaskill. The unified champion could come back with a vengeance and Ryan will have the fight of her life on her hands. It will either be the star-making performance or the loss that will galvanize her for the future.

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