News | Sep 28 2019

Nicola Adams remains world champion after controversial draw

Mexico’s Maria Salinas felt she had done enough to beat Nicola Adams at the Albert Hall
Nicola Adams
Adams is held to a split draw at the Albert Hall Action Images/Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

TWO-TIME Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams retained her WBO flyweight title after a controversial draw with Mexico’s Maria Salinas at the Royal Albert Hall.

Adams had not fought for 11 months and showed clear signs of ring rust on her return to action.

Salinas clearly felt she had won the fight, but only one judge gave it to her by the score of 96-94.