UPDATE: McCaskill retains after Ibarra refuses to come out of the corner after the third round.
The women’s undisputed welterweight championship is on the line Saturday evening when Jessica McCaskill puts her crown on the line against Alma Ibarra. The bout is part of a three-title boxing card in San Antonio that gets started at 8 p.m. ET and airs on DAZN.
McCaskill holds the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring welterweight titles. She moved up from the lightweight division after a loss to Katie Taylor and has rung up control of the junior welterweight and then welterweight divisions.
She’s a sizable favorite in Sunday’s about against Ibarra, installed by DraftKings Sportsbook at -650. Ibarra comes into the bout with a 10-1 record and is fighting in just the second championship bout of her pro career. She is a +425 underdog. The favored outcome is McCaskill by decision at -225 and then McCaskill by stoppage at +330. If Ibarra claims an upset, a stoppage is +750 and a decision is +1100.
We’ll be providing round-by-round scoring below until a winner is determined.
Jessica McCaskill vs. Alma Ibarra round-by-round results
Round 1: McCaskill 10-9
This one starts quickly as the fighters meet in the middle of the ring and both begin throwing haymakers. McCaskill gets rocked by a right and is already wobbly. McCaskill has her foot on the gas, but this is a 10-round fight so could she burn out early? Ibarra begins to counter, but it doesn’t slow down McCaskill. The two-minute round went quickly, but McCaskill was effective.
Round 2: McCaskill 10-9, 20-18
McCaskill starts with a nice combo with a body shot and a hook to the head. Ibarra is going to have to wrap up to try and control the pacing to slow down her opponent. Ibarra got a warning about holding McCaskill after the ref told her to break. Ibarra caught McCaskill with an uppercut, but McCaskill comes back with jabs and another right. McCaskill gets an overhead left to land from a southpaw stance to secure the round victory.
Round 3: McCaskill 10-9, 30-27
Ibarra tries to match the pacing at the start and she does land some shots, but McCaskill lands a heavy left directly to the head. Ibarra continues to hold and the competitors do a little do-si-do in the ring. McCaskill was hooked up and Ibarra put her weight on her so McCaskill let it go and they tumbled to the mat. No knockdown registered. Ibarra hits her clean, but this ignited a flurry of shots from McCaskill to end the round.
Ahead of Round 4: TKO-3
Ibarra refuses to come out of the corner. Her manager was talking to her and all we could hear was Ibarra vehemently saying “NO”. McCaskill walked over ready to go, but Ibarra refused to fight so this one is done. Just a strange ending in an undisputed title fight.
Alma Ibarra doesn't come back out and Jessica McCaskill retains her titles #McCaskillIbarra | #RodriguezRungvisai pic.twitter.com/pHHeg9DVr1— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) June 26, 2022