Nicola Adams off to a winning start as a professional

Nicola Adams picked up the win against Virginia Noemi Carcamo at Manchester Arena. Picture: SIMON CO

Nicola Adams picked up the win against Virginia Noemi Carcamo at Manchester Arena. Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA WIRE - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Nicola Adams made a winning start to her professional career with victory over Virginia Noemi Carcamo in Manchester.

Nicola Adams picked up the win against Virginia Noemi Carcamo at Manchester Arena. Picture: SIMON CO

Nicola Adams picked up the win against Virginia Noemi Carcamo at Manchester Arena. Picture: SIMON COOPER/PA WIRE - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

The Olympic hero, who took gold in both London and Rio as well as winning World and European flyweight titles, used to be registered with Haringey Boxing Club.

And she outpointed her Argentinian opponent by 40 points to 36 at Manchester Arena.

While she was taking her first steps in the professional world, Marylebone man Joshuna Ejakpovi was fighting in his seventh bout.

And he kept his unbeaten streak intact with the same 40-36 points win over Victor Edagha at York Hall.

It looked like it would be over in the first round when the southpaw Ejakpovi dropped his oppenent with a stiff left jab to the body.

But Edagha managed to survive and go the four-round distance although there was never any danger of the Marylebone man losing.