Double Olympic Gold Medallist Nicola Adams is well on the way to being fast tracked towards a World Title shot.
After joining forces with promoter Frank Warren a shot at gold is inevitable.
Speaking exclusively to BoxNation after the press conference to confirm her switch to the paid ranks, Adams revealed she plans to settle into the pro game before stepping up to World level.
“I want to get myself really embedded in professional boxing. Know the ropes, learn the tricks of the trade and then on to a World Title in a years’ time.”
When quizzed if a fight with WBC World Flyweight Champion Mexican Jessica Chavez would be of interest further down the line, Adams confirmed: “I’d love to see that, maybe next year!”
The 34 year old former World, Commonwealth and European Champion is yet to make a decision on her training team.
“I’m looking at various trainers. I’m going over to the U.S as well as over here. Come fight night everything will be in hand though.”
Reflecting on a stellar career with GB Boxing, Adams was asked to pick just one standout moment: “I’d say winning the Olympics in 2012. Just because it was the home games. My friends and family were there, the support – It was an amazing experience!”
Adams went on to successfully defend her Flyweight crown four years later at last summer’s games in Rio to cement her Olympic legacy.
Fans will not have to wait long, Adams makes her much anticipated professional debut in April on our big Manchester show before a pencilled in Leeds homecoming the following month.
“I’m really looking forward to April 8th – There’s a good line up of fights on there and I’m looking forward to being amongst the best. I’ll probably start at Flyweight, it’s what I’m used to and over four two’s.”
See history in the making with tickets now on sale for Adams’ pro debut at the Manchester Arena on April 8th.
“I’m ready! This game is made for me… Let’s get it on!” roared Adams.
Watch the full extended interview with Nicola Adams who reveals her boxing heroes, plans to help develop the women’s game plus much more: