Commonwealth champion Nicola Adams admits she can’t wait to step into the ring on home turf once again as she prepares for the final stages of the England Boxing Elite National Championships in Liverpool this weekend.
Adams hasn’t boxed competitively in England since she took gold at London 2012 and it has been a year since she fought in Britain after her Commonwealth triumph in 2014.
There will be 113 male and female boxers set to go for glory at the Echo Arena and it is the first time in the event’s 128-year history that the men’s and women’s finals will be held as part of the same tournament.
It could be a tough weekend for the seeded Adams who is in the last four of the flyweight competition and might meet fellow GB boxing squad member Lisa Whiteside in Sunday’s final.
“It will be great to be part of such a historic event and to have the opportunity to box in England again, as this will be my first time since the Olympic Games,” said Adams.
“Being part of the GB Boxing squad we tend to box overseas the vast majority of the time so to have the chance to compete in my home country again will be fantastic.
“I really hope my fans will get behind this event and come along to support me and all of the other boxers that are taking part in what is sure to be a great weekend of boxing.”