Amateur boxing sensation, Nicola Adams OBE, announced that she will turn professional, signing a promotional deal with Frank Warren.
Adams, a double Olympic gold medallist, will make her professional debut on Saturday, April 8th, at the Manchester Arena, on the undercard of an event headlined by Terry Flanagan.
Following that, Adams will fight in her hometown of Leeds, on Saturday, May 13th, on a card headlined by WBC Silver Featherweight Champion, Josh Warrington.
Adams will start her professional career in the flyweight division and promoter, Frank Warren has high hopes for the Olympian.
“Of all of all the signings I have made in my 35 years in the sport of boxing, this is among the most I have been excited about.” said Warren.
“Nicola is a national icon already and is, without a doubt, Great Britain’s most successful amateur boxer of all time. She is a tremendous fighter and has a wonderful personality that lit up both Olympic games where she captured two consecutive Gold Medals.
“I am absolutely delighted that this excellent role model has decided to turn professional with me, and entrust me and my broadcast partner BT Sport to guide and showcase what I’m sure will be a fabulous professional career, in which we intend to lead her to become a multiple World Champion and build considerably on her already tremendous legacy in the sport.”
Adams, excited at the prospect of turning professional, is hoping she can become a world champion and take women’s boxing to new levels.
“I’m so excited to be announcing my first professional fight,” said Adams. “This is the next step on my journey and to be working with BT Sport and Frank Warren is amazing. Together we can help take woman’s boxing to a new levels and I can’t wait to get to get in the ring in April and start working towards becoming a World Champion one day.”