Boxer Adams turns pro­fes­sional

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DOU­BLE Olympic box­ing gold medal­list Ni­cola Adams turned pro­fes­sional yes­ter­day, an­nounc­ing a de­but bout in Manch­ester on April 8 be­fore a “Leeds home­com­ing” on May 13. “I think this was the time for me,” the 34-year-old, who has signed with pro­moter Frank War­ren, told broad­caster BT Sport. GB Box­ing had said ear­lier that the first fe­male Olympic box­ing cham­pion, who de­fended her 2012 fly­weight ti­tle in Rio de Janeiro last year, would not be part of their squad work­ing to­wards Tokyo 2020.

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