Two-time olympic champion, Nicola Adams on Wednesday her departure from boxing will be announced. The 37-year-old British feared that she would lose if she continues to fight.
“I am honored that I have for my country, I was able to represent and having won two olympic titles, has been a dream come true,” writes Adams in a letter to the local newspaper, the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“However, this success has also taken its toll. I’ve been told that the new fold in my view, is likely to cause irreversible damage and permanent loss of my eyesight, and will to lead.”
Adams is an icon in British sport. It’s light weight won a historic gold at the 2012 Games in London, where the boxing was, for women, for the first time in the olympic programme, and the Uk’s very first olympic champion in the sport.
The Leeds-born boksster win her olympic title in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, the first British boxer in as many as 92 years, which was two Games in a row, the gold medal.
Adams, who, in 2013, and by 2017, a royal award for her performance, was a professor in 2017 and is the reigning world champion in the flyweight, at boksbond CONTRACTOR. Her last fight was on the 28th of september in London, with a draw against the Mexican Maria Salinas. She is ending her pro career, with five wins and one draw.
I’ve made the very difficult decision to step down from the ring. I wrote a letter for my hometown is in today’s paper, who have championed me from the beginning, but also wanted to say an enormous ‘ thank you, lord, for all the love and support #newbeginnings #DreamBig 🤟🏾
AvatarAuteurNicolaAdamsOBEMoment of plaatsen08:02 pm – november 6, 2019