Boxing: Ex-Haringey Police boxer Nicola Adams chasing world title fight in 2018

Nicola Adams (right) in action against Maryan Salazar in May 2017 (pic: Danny Lawson/PA)

Nicola Adams (right) in action against Maryan Salazar in May 2017 (pic: Danny Lawson/PA) - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

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Former Haringey Police boxer Nicola Adams hopes 2018 brings about a first world title fight.

Adams brought the curtain down on a fine first year as a pro last month when winning on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders’ successful WBO world middleweight title defence in Canada.

The two-time Olympic champion took on Soledo Macedo of Uruguay and claimed her third win in the paid ranks.

Adams was in control from the off, with Macedo doing well to last until the third round before the fight was brought to an early halt.

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The fight was a first for the Leeds flyweight since May and she revealed the reason for the long lay-off.

“Because I found out my mum had breast cancer, I took time off to stay with her,” she said.

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“She’s going through radiotherapy and the treatment seems to be going well at the moment.”

Adams has won all three of her pro bouts to date, all inside the distance.

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