GBs Nicola Adams Defends Boxing Gold – goes professional!

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GBs Nicola Adams defends boxing gold becoming the first British boxer to retain their Olympic Games title since 1924, beating France’s Sarah Ourahmoune in the women’s flyweight final.

The 33-year-old from Leeds won by unanimous decision, cruising through the first two rounds before defending her advantage in the fight’s final two.

Adams, who won the inaugural women’s flyweight title in London, matches middleweight Harry Mallin’s feat of 1920 and 1924 in defending her title and takes Team GB’s 26th gold of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Nicola Adams said: “It feels absolutely amazing, especially to be able to think to myself that I’ve created history and I’m not the most accomplished British amateur boxer of all time.

Bout

She started strongly against Ourahmoune, winning the first of four two-minute rounds on all three judges’ scorecard.

Both boxers celebrated at the final bell, but it was Adams whose arm was raised in victory after again impressing all three judges.

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Future

Five months after the Olympics and Nicola has been signed up to go professional.  Promoter Frank Warren is organising her career and her debut will be 8 April, 2017, in Manchester before a bout in her home city on 13 May.

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