Nicola Adams set for world title challenge at the Royal Albert Hall

Leeds boxer Nicola Adams will challenge the WBO world flyweight champion Arely Mucino at London's Royal Albert Hall on March 8.

Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 12:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 12:34 pm
Nicola Adams.

Double Olympic gold medallist Adams won the interim title in October against Mexico’s Isabel Millan and next fights Mucino in her attempt to become a world champion in her sixth professional fight.

Adams, 36, who made her professional debut in March 2017, said of the fight: “Winning a world title is what I got into professional boxing for and I believe it is my destiny to do so and ultimately unify the flyweight division.

“To get this opportunity after just five professional fights is an achievement in itself and I am so thankful to my promotional team for making it happen.

Nicola Adams.

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“To fight for the world title at the Royal Albert Hall is a dream come true when you consider the great names that have performed there and I want to make this another memorable occasion.”

Also on March 8, promising heavyweight Daniel Dubois, 21, will fight Romania’s Razvan Cojanu, and Wales’ Liam Williams will defend his British middleweight title against Joe Mullender.