Nicola Adams- Former Female Boxer (In a Nutshell)
- Nicola Adams was born in England on October 26th, 1982.
- The decision for her to retire was made in November, 2019.
- “Boxing is like chess. You encourage your opponent to make mistakes so you can capitalise on it. People think you get in the ring and see the red mist, but it’s not about aggression. Avoiding getting knocked out is tactical.”- Nicola Adams
- “Even though I am a woman boxer, I am not just inspiring women; I hope I am inspiring boys as well.”- Nicola Adams
Nicola Adams- Former Female Boxer (Nitty Gritty)
- “I only went into a gym by accident. My mum couldn’t get a babysitter and wanted to do aerobics, so she took me and Kurtis, my younger brother, down to the gym. There was an after-school boxing class on with some of the kids from school. There weren’t any other girls there, but I didn’t mind. I loved it.”- Nicola Adams
- “You can have someone younger, faster, but if you have got the experience and that ring craft, you can do anything in the ring.”- Nicola Adams
Nicola Adams- Former Female Boxer (What set her apart)
- “To finally become world champion after losing out in three previous finals is very satisfying. It shows that if you stick to your goals and work hard, you can achieve them in the end.”- Nicola Adams
- “Every time I get in the ring, I have to give 110 per cent because my opponents have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so I have to make sure I go out there with my A-game and come away with victory.”- Nicola Adams
Nicola Adams- Former Female Boxer (Final Thoughts)
- “Muhammed Ali meant everything to me. He inspired me to box after watching re-runs of him winning a gold medal in the Olympics and being a world champion.”- Nicola Adams
- “Everyone is beatable on the right day.”- Nicola Adams