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Nicola Adams wants to follow in Rousey's footsteps

HERO: Great Briton Adams

OLYMPIC DOUBLE medal winner Nicola Adams is hoping to emulate UFC sensation Ronda Rousey by putting women’s boxing firmly on the map.

The Leeds flyweight, who makes her professional debut on April 8 on a stacked card at the Manchester Arena, is looking to follow in the footsteps of Rousey who helped popularise women’s fighting in the UFC and became a huge crossover star as a result.

British hero Adams is already a well recognised personality and is the perfect fit to help establish women’s boxing to a mass audience in the same way Rousey has done with the UFC.


“I would love to be able to do something similar with women’s boxing to what Ronda Rousey has done with the UFC and headline my own shows and have big fights in Vegas – that’s every boxers dream,” said Adams. “I think Ronda Rousey has done an amazing job for the UFC and taken the UFC to a whole new level in the women’s game.

“In the UFC they have women headlining and they get paid just as much as the men do. She’s a big reason for that,” she said.

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