OLYMPIC champion, Nicola Adams, has withdrawn from this weekend’s England Boxing Elite National Championships following a break-in at her home in Leeds which resulted in the theft of two cars and a number of items including training kit and valuable personal possessions.
Nicola and family members were home at the time however they were not aware of the break-in and nobody was harmed.
Nicola Adams explained: “Nothing makes me prouder than boxing on home ground with the support I get from the nation. So, after much thought and discussion with England Boxing, I’m deeply regretful to have to pull out. It’s not an easy time for me and my family. We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and support – the boxing team, the police and all my supporters.”
Mark Abberley, Chief Executive, England Boxing said: “The most important thing is that Nicola and her family were unharmed and our thoughts and best wishes are with them.
“We were looking forward to Nicola taking part in the first ever England Boxing Championships in which the men and women’s finals are held as part of the same tournament, however it is completely understandable that Nicola does not feel in any fit state to compete and we wish her all the very best in coming to terms with this upsetting incident.”