LAUREN Price’s bid to become world champion will be shown live on BBC Wales.

A deal has been struck with promoters BOXXER and Sky Sports for coverage of the 29-year-old’s clash with Jessica McCaskill (12-3-1, 5 KOs) for the WBA, IBO and Ring Magazine welterweight titles on Saturday, May 11 at the Utilita Arena in Cardiff.

Price’s fight will be on free-to-air television as part of a simulcast agreement with Sky Sports, who will show the entire event. More Welsh talent is poised to feature on the card at the capital.

Ystrad Mynach’s Price (6-0, 1 KO), who won gold at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, is aiming to make history by becoming Wales’ first female world champion but it promises to be a serious test against the experienced McCaskill, a two-weight world champion.

Price said: “I think it’s incredible to have the support and backing of BBC Wales and Sky Sports together.

“When I boxed over in Tokyo for the Olympic Games, the pinnacle of my amateur career, it was covered by BBC.

“Now, at the pinnacle of my professional career, they’ll be covering my world title fight too, which is brilliant.”

Ben Shalom, founder and CEO of BOXXER, said: “Lauren Price is already a star in the sport and one of the most talented and decorated athletes Wales has ever produced.

“At BOXXER we are committed to growing boxing to new audiences and making it more accessible. We’re excited that everyone in Wales will now have the opportunity to watch Lauren’s crowning moment.”

Price is relishing the pressure of the homecoming fight.

"Going into an Olympic final with the whole nation on my shoulders and you're expected to win gold - but I dealt with it,” she said.

"I've made history a few times in my career, but to fight for a world title in front of my own fans will be special. This is my toughest test and I'm sure I will come through it."