Flyweight Nicola Adams (GBR) has won just about every boxing title, from European World Champion to being the first Woman to win an Olympic Gold medal. But the one thing that had evaded Adams is a World Championship title.
After three World Championship silvers, Britain’s Nicola Adams’ determined pursuit of flyweight gold came to a successful finale in the Barys Arena, but she was made to work hard for it by Thailand’s tough Peamwilai Laopeam. After a patient opening, Adams began to find her range and a crisp right midway through the second round gave the Olympic champion extra confidence, eventually earning a split-decision win for the title.
“It feels amazing to have won the World Championships after three silvers. I felt nervous going in to the bout, but I use that as a positive energy and I needed that edge in a tough bout. Now I’m looking forward to the Olympics and defending my title in Rio,” said the new World Flyweight Champion Nicola Adams afterwards.