It’s November 2019 and Nicola Adams composes herself as she drafts an emotional letter. The message she is writing will soon be published in the UK regional newspaper The Yorkshire Evening Post. The female boxer is calling time on her career, and what she confesses in her missive will break the hearts of her fans and send shockwaves through the sport of boxing.
Adams’s decision to quit boxing was largely unexpected, and it’s fair to say it took many people by surprise. Even though she was deep into her 30s her professional career was, after all, was only a few fights old. But now the trailblazing female boxer was climbing out of the ring for good.