The AIBA World Championships in Jeju Island, Korea, will have to make due without one of the top fighters as Nicola Adams announced she would miss the event due to a shoulder injury.
“I am gutted not to be taking part in the championships, but I will return fitter and stronger.”
An appearance at the World Championship would have capped off a big 2014 for the fighter from Leeds. Earlier this year she defeated Ireland’s Michaela Walsh, via split-decisoin, to win the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
During an interview she struggled through the competition, but winning the gold for England meant a lot to her.
Although Adams has accumulated a plethora of championships throughout her career, including a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she has yet to an AIBA world title. She’s made it to the finals in her last three appearances, losing to China’s Ren Cancan (2012 and 2010) and Poland’s Karolina Michalczuk (2008). Adams defeated in Cancan to win the Olympic gold medal.
It’s a shame she won’t get a chance to fight at the competition, especially since there’s a chance she could have faced Walsh in a rematch from the Commonwealth finals.
We here at The Living Daylights wish Adams a speedy recovery.