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Britain’s double Olympic boxing champ Nicola Adams wins on pro debut

British double Olympic boxing champion, Nicola Adams, registered an impressive victory on her professional debut.

other sports Updated: Apr 09, 2017 19:37 IST
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British woman boxer, Nicola Adams, during her successful Rio Olympics campaign last year. The double Olympic champion made an impressive start to her professional career with a points win over Argentina’s Virginia Carcamo in Manchester.
British woman boxer, Nicola Adams, during her successful Rio Olympics campaign last year. The double Olympic champion made an impressive start to her professional career with a points win over Argentina’s Virginia Carcamo in Manchester.(REUTERS)

Britain’s two-time Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams enjoyed a winning professional debut on Saturday with a points decision against Argentina’s Virginia Carcamo in Manchester.

The 34-year-old Nicola Adams took the four-round, flyweight bout 40-36.

“I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it,” 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion Adams told BT Sport.

“I was a bit too eager to get the stoppage as I wanted to entertain the crowd.

“She was hanging in there, literally. This is amazing. I would like to thank all the fans for coming out to watch me.”

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Adams said fighting without a head guard for the first time was also memorable.

“You can see a lot more without the head guard. I loved it. I’m here to stay,” she said.

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Adams, who has also won world, Commonwealth and European title, will fight her next bout on May 13.