Boxing champion Jessica McCaskill: “We are trying to put Chicago on the map for female boxing”

Justin Kaufmann

Justin Kaufmann and boxing champion Jessica McCaskill

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WBC and WBA Super-Lightweight boxing champion Jessica McCaskill joins Justin on Extension 720 to talk about her career, the biggest change in her life since she became a champion, what drew her to boxing, how her training regimen has changed,the amount of mental focus needed to be a champion boxer, balancing her day job with her athletic career, why she always needs to be prepared to fight, the amount of time she needs for recovery, if she worries about long-term health issues, Chicago’s storied history with boxing and her upcoming bout against Erica Farias at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago on Saturday, October 12th.

This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you better understand the city (and world) that you live in.

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