News | May 20 2018

Nicola Adams aiming high after demolition job

Nicola Adams advances towards world title shot
Nicola Adams
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NICOLA ADAMS has set her sights on fighting for a world title in her home city of Leeds after recording a sensational first-round knockout of Soledad del Valle Frias at Elland Road.

The two-time Olympic flyweight champion put her divisional rivals on notice after starring in what was supposed to be her toughest test in her fourth fight as a professional.

A fierce left to the body just before the bell sounded left her Argentinian opponent in agony and she was counted out – although there was speculation the round lasted longer than the two minutes scheduled.