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Daily Mail Online : declared in Nicola Adams gets on her bike ahead of pro boxing debut

as declared in Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace this weekBut while her opponent for that maiden fight – and her expected second contest in hometown Leeds on May 13 – are yet to be confirmed, the world’s first female Olympic boxing champion is not letting that hinder progress.
Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams insists she cannot wait to hit the ring as a professional fighter as she looks to take her boxing career to the next level.
Adams has been has been working with coach Virgil Hunter in San Francisco as the countdown to the big day rapidly approaches.
Adams is set to make her professional debut in Manchester on April 8, released from her contract from GB Boxing to become the first female to sign under famous promoter Frank Warren.
Adams was speaking at the Lee Valley VeloPark for the official launch of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46, part of the world’s greatest festival of cycling.

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Claressa Shields tries to buck women’s boxing history in her pro ascension

Women’s pro boxing slipped greatly in popularity over the last decade, post-Ali.
Like all great amateurs turned pro, Shields quickly has found the dodge in full effect.
DETROIT — In the quest to make women’s boxing relevant, and gobs of loot too, nothing about the Claressa Shields project quite jibes with typical fight-game realities.
She entered pro boxing at the top of the game.
It also is notable that Michigan, Shields’ home base, once played host to the greatest debacle in women’s boxing history, a 2002 Martin-St. John fight at the Pontiac Silverdome.

Katie Taylor learning of the ‘dark arts’ of pro boxing

referring to She is picking up what she needs to about the “dark arts” of boxing, heads, elbows and working inside.
It doesn’t mean she is going to be James Toney, but she can certainly pick up on some things.
Just because you see a lot of tricks it doesn’t mean you copy his style.
A nondescript building at the end of a short lane, and inside Katie Taylor boxes shadows.
Sack cloth and ashes has always been more the Taylor way than gold trim and bling.

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