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Bisexual boxing badass Nicola Adams will no longer compete in Olympics as she’s going pro

Bisexual boxing badass Nicola Adams will no longer compete in Olympics as she’s going pro

Nicola Adams turns pro

Bisexual boxing badass Nicola Adams has turned professional.

The two-time Olympic gold medal wining athlete will no longer a part of Team GB as she instead plans to turn women’s boxing into a headline event.

The 34-year-old from Leeds will make her professional debut on 8 April in Manchester.

Having signed with promoter Frank Warren, she said: ‘Together we can help take women’s boxing to new levels and I can’t wait to get to get in the ring in April and start working towards becoming a world champion.’

With her sights set for a starring headline fight in Las Vegas, Adams will continue to compete at flyweight.

‘I think it’s going to be quite different,’ added Adams. ‘I’m excited about that, to have my own team and know that we all have the same goal.’

Adams was appointed an MBE in 2013 and an OBE in 2016.

GB Boxing performance director Rob McCracken said: ‘Nicola has won everything there is to win and her place in history is secured as the first women to ever win a gold medal for boxing and then top it by winning a second one in Rio.

‘We would have welcomed Nicola staying on for the Tokyo cycle, however we recognise her decision to pursue other opportunities and wish her every success in whatever she goes on to do next.’