News | Mar 08 2017

Nicola Adams training with Virgil Hunter

Nicola Adams wants to take professional boxing to a new level
Nicola Adams
Adams  |  Action Images/Peter Cziborra

NICOLA ADAMS insists she wants “to take professional boxing to the next level” and follow the routes of former amateur stand-outs Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux.

The two-time Olympic champion has begun preparations for her professional debut, which is scheduled to take place at the Manchester Arena on April 8. Adams has been put through her paces by American trainer Virgil Hunter in San Francisco ahead of the bout.

Although an opponent has not been named, the 34-year-old, who was awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s honours for her achievements in boxing, has further aspirations to shake up the boxing world and change the image of the sport.