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Nicola Adams world title fight postponed

POSTPONED: Nicola Adams

NICOLA ADAMS has postponed her March 8 fight against Arely Mucino after sustaining an injury.

The two-time Olympic champion, was due to challenge for the WBO flyweight title at London's Royal Albert Hall, becoming the first female boxer to do so.

But BBC Sport reports a statement from promoter Frank Warren said Adams had "picked up an injury during her preparations".

"The world title bout will now be rescheduled to take place later in the year," the statement added.

Undefeated British light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde will now face Travis Reeves of the United States as the main event.

The Brit boxing hero was hoping to secure a win on March 8, which marks International Women’s Day in light of becoming the first woman to fight in the iconic venue.

“To come away with a world belt and to call myself a world champion is every boxer’s dream. I just can’t wait to get in there, to perform and prove to people that I belong at world level,” Adams said earlier this month.

“I am hoping all the fans will come out to support me and all the other boxers as well because it will be an exciting night of boxing.”

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