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Nicola Adams OBE

Nicola Adams MBE is officially Great Britain’s most successful female boxer of all time. 

In August 2016, Nicola achieved what was the proudest moment of her career so far, in becoming the first British boxer to successfully defend their Olympic title for 92 years.

Having also become World Champion in May 2016 she has now secured a grand slam of titles, and is the only female boxer in the history of the sport to have won every major title available to her; Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth. 

Over the course of the London 2012 games, she became an icon of the games after winning Great Britain's first ever female boxing Gold, having defeated three time world champion Red Cancan She instantly became a role model, realising her dream in front of millions, as the nation tuned in to see the world’s best female boxers come toe-to-toe for the first time in the Olympic Games.

In recognition of her services to boxing and unprecedented achievement, Nicola was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year’s Honours list.

Nicola’s history of breaking records continued in 2014 and 2015, as she won gold at both the Commonwealth Games, as well as the first ever female Boxing gold medal at the European Games in Baku. This represents another incredibly proud moment for Nicola as she was also selected for the honour of being Team GB’s flag bearer.

She is a true champion in every sense of the word, having overcome both injury and adversity early in her career; Nicola fought back from a career threatening injury in 2009 to win a silver medal at the 2010 World Championships and gold at the European Amateur Championships, subsequently qualifying for London 2012.

She was the first English woman to be awarded a medal in the 2008 AIBA Women’s World Championships. She also was the first ever English female to earn a medal in a major tournament at the European Championships in 2007 winning silver.

Through several initiatives and organisations (Fight for Peace), Nicola has encouraged people of all ages and abilities to join their local sports clubs, enjoy the benefits this brings whilst promoting living a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. She has worked with charities and strives to raise awareness of young people and women in sport and boxing.

Nicola has enjoyed acting; she appeared as an extra in some of Britain’s iconic soaps, including, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, and had a cameo appearance in the BBC’s award-winning drama series, Waterloo Road, where she played herself (October 2013).

Date Publication Title Links
22/05/17 FT Magazine Inventory Nicola Adams, Boxer Article
15/05/17 Boxing Scene Nicola Adams Gets First Stoppage Win in Homecoming Read Article
15/05/17 The Mirror Nicola Adams takes another step towards world title shot with stoppage win over Maryan Salazar Read Article
15/05/17 The Telegraph Nicola Adams turns attention to fighting on same bill as girlfriend Marlen Esparza Read Article
15/05/17 Daily Mail Nicola Adams: Win in Leeds was great preparation for future world title bout Read Article
15/05/17 BBC Sport Nicola Adams stops Maryan Salazar in third round of Leeds homecoming Read Article
15/05/17 Daily Star Nicola Adams hails perfect preparation for world title fight Read Article
12/05/17 Daily Mirror Confident Nicola Adams wants a world title for Christmas as she prepares for second pro fight Read Article
12/05/17 DailyMail Nicola Adams targets professional world title by the end of the year Read Article
12/05/17 The Telegraph Nicola Adams gears up for second pro fight but already has eyes on world title shot Read Article
08/05/17 The Guardian Nicola Adams- I wanted to protect my mother from my dad Article 1, Article 2, Article 3
08/05/17 The Guardian- Weekend Sucker- Nicola Adams reveals the dark days that drive her Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Article 4
10/04/17 Daily Star It is Nicola Adams’ time to shine for women’s boxing Read Article
10/04/17 BBC Nicola Adams beats Virginia Carcamo on her professional debut Read Article
10/04/17 Daily Mail Nicola Adams wins professional debut in Manchester Read Article
10/04/17 Telegraph Nicola Adams: ‘I tried too hard for the knockout against Virginia Carcamo’ Read Article
10/04/17 Mirror Nicola Adams eyeing flyweight world title after easy points win on professional debut Read Article
10/04/17 Daily Telegraph Adams launches professional career with sights set on Las Vegas Article
10/04/17 Mirror Nicola’s Ready to Rumble Article
04/04/17 Sunday People Gold Star Article
04/04/17 Daily Star Here Come The Girls Article
03/03/17 Daily Star Really tickled to be Sir Ken Article
03/03/17 Metro Boxing champ inspires riders Article
03/03/17 Evening Standard Adams: I can’t wait for first punch as a pro Article
03/03/17 The Telegraph Entertainer Sir Ken Dodd ‘tickled pink’ by knighthood Read Article
03/03/17 ITV Leeds boxing star Nicola Adams gives her reaction to receiving OBE at Buckingham Palace Read Article
03/03/17 Euro Sport Nicola Adams: I want to take professional boxing to the next level Read Article
03/03/17 Mail Online Nicola Adams: I want to take professional boxing to the next level Read more: http://www.dailymail. Read Article
03/03/17 BT Sport Nicola Adams: I want to take professional boxing to the next level Read Article
03/03/17 Mirror Olympic Champion Nicola Adams vows ‘to take professional boxing to the next level’ Read Article
03/03/17 Entertainment Daily Piers Morgan branded “sexist” after female boxing comments Read Article
03/03/17 Metro Piers Morgan branded ‘sexist’ for saying women shouldn’t box Read Article
03/03/17 Mirror GMB’s Piers Morgan sends Twitter into meltdown for ‘sexist views’ on women’s boxing Read Article
02/02/17 Daily Mail Nicola Adams to emulate hero Muhammad Ali with world title win in 2018 after turning professional Read Article
02/02/17 BBC Nicola Adams: Two time Olympic champion aims for 2018 world title fight Read Article
24/01/17 Eurosport Double Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams to turn professional Read Article
24/01/17 Daily Star Olympic hero Nicola Adams: Anthony Joshua persuaded me to go pro Read Article
24/01/17 Standard Two-time Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams turns professional Read Article
24/01/17 Sky Sports Olympic champion Nicola Adams turns professional Read Article
24/01/17 The Independent Nicola Adams turns pro and leaves amateur boxing in a very different state from when she found it Read Article
24/01/17 BBC Nicola Adams: two-time Olympic champion turns professional Read Article
24/01/17 The Telegraph Nicola Adams begins quest to go from golden girl to professional champion Read Article
24/01/17 The Guardian Olympic champion Nicola Adams aims for world title after turning professional Read Article
24/01/17 Daily Star AJs advice was golden Article
24/01/17 The Guardian Adams turns pro after sounding out Joshua Article
24/01/17 The Times Adams a million dollar baby after pro deal Article
24/01/17 Daily Telegraph Golden girl Adams signs for Warren in pro ranks Article
24/01/17 Daily Express Adams Joins the Professionals Article
04/01/17 BBC Online Nicola Adams and Ed Clancy on New Year Honours list Read Article
04/01/17 The Sun Olympic boxing champ Nicola Adams set for OBE in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List Read Article
04/01/17 Mail Online Double Olympic gold winning boxer Nicola Adams set to receive an OBE in the New Year’s honours Read Article
04/01/17 Daily Mail OBE for boxing’s golden girl Article
13/12/16 The Guardian Radio 4 to have all-female cast for Today show Article
07/12/16 Fabulous Magazine Pure Gold Article
24/11/16 Elle I can marry boxing with getting dressed up and feeling feminine: The two are not mutually exclusive Read Article
21/11/16 Sunday Express Nicola boxes clever with a game of chess Article
21/11/16 Yorkshire Evening Post Leeds boxing star Nicola Adams tells all on Desert Island Discs Read Article
21/11/16 The Mirror Nicola Adams excited to be a trail-blazer for women’s professional boxing Read Article
21/11/16 BBC Radio 4 Online Desert Island Discs Read Article
07/11/16 GQ The Alastair Campbell Interview Article
03/11/16 Evening Standard I suffered racism but never any homophobia Article
24/10/16 The Times Olympic heroes refuse to let Mancunian weather dampen their spirits Article
24/10/16 Guardian Olympic heroes brave the rain to celebrate record Rio medal haul Article
24/10/16 Evening Standard Let’s party like it’s 2012, says boxer Nicola ahead of Rio medals parade Article
24/10/16 Daily Star Raining Champs Article
17/10/16 DIVA Magazine Nicola Adams - National Treasure Article
14/10/16 Sport Magazine Nicola Adams Interview Article
14/10/16 Attitude Magazine Team L GB T Article
10/10/16 Sports Mole Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams considering professional move Read Article
10/10/16 Eurosport Adams facing huge decision over future Read Article
10/10/16 BBC Sport Nicola Adams: Olympic boxing champion considers professional move Read Article
10/10/16 Mail Online Nicola Adams admits considering several offers to turn professional Read Article
26/09/16 The Sun Box Office: Nic would be MMA Star Article
25/09/16 Sunday Telegraph ‘I want to make Olympic history. I’m still hungry’ Article 1, Article 2
23/09/16 Daily Express Adams still a show-stopper Article
22/09/16 The Telegraph Picture of the day Read Article
19/09/16 Mail On Sunday Making history drives me on Article
19/09/16 Mirror Dream GB Article
19/09/16 Sunday People Golden Cheers Article
12/09/16 The Guardian G2 Olympic Victory - and swapping training for cake Article
12/09/16 The Sun Biz Bit Article
15/08/16 The Guardian Team GB’s Nicola Adams commands respect from all and sundry at Rio 2016 Read Article
15/08/16 Mail Online Nicola Adams is out to make boxing history, the lady from Leeds is an inspiration to us all Read Article
05/08/16 The Mirror Team GB women to watch Article
05/08/16 The Mirror Life after boxing? Walking Dead or Game of Thrones! Article
05/08/16 The Sun Ading up to medal Article
05/08/16 The Guardian Adams bides her time before title defence Article
05/08/16 The Times Adams needs just one win for Olympic medal Read Article
05/08/16 Evening Standard Nicola Adams: My passion to make history is as strong as ever ahead of Rio 2016 Read Article
05/08/16 Daily Mail Nicola Adams in confident mood as she bids to defend Olympic title Read Article
05/08/16 BBC Sport Online Rio Olympics 2016: Nicola Adams given bye in boxing first round Read Article
05/08/16 Evening Standard I’d like a black person to raise the flag for Britain Article
04/08/16 Evening Standard David Haye says champions like Nicola can help Team GB equal Olympic boxing feats of London 2012 Read Article
04/08/16 The Mirror Proud to have put women’s boxing on the map but fancies an acting career when she retires Read Article
04/08/16 The Independent Rio 2016: What a wasted opportunity not making Nicola Adams our flag bearer Read Article
02/08/16 Daily Telegraph Going for Gold Article
02/08/16 Radio Times My Olympic hero Article
01/08/16 Daily Mirror ...And The Winner Is! Article
01/08/16 Daily Express Top 10 for Rio Article
27/07/16 The Sun I’ve still got the buzz Article