Nicola Adams delighted to be given tough test by gutsy Mexican Maryan Salazar

Nicola Adams delighted to be given tough test by gutsy Mexican Maryan Salazar

Nicola Adams is convinced she has discovered the blueprint for world title domination after dispatching gutsy Mexican Maryan Salazar after 35 seconds of the third round on her triumphant homecoming in Leeds on Saturday night.

The double Olympic champion seized the opportunity of boxing three-minute rounds for the first time in her career to deliver an explosive performance roared on by a near-capacity crowd at the First Direct Arena.

It was a significant improvement on Adams’ relatively low-key debut win over Virginie Carcamo in Manchester last month, and served as an illustration of the battle she faces if she is to crown her career with a professional world title.


Like Salazar, four of the current seven lower-weight women’s world champions are Mexican, and Adams’ promoter Frank Warren is working on lining up a shot at WBO title holder Monserrat Alarcon around the end of the year.

Adams said: “That fight was just what I wanted – Mexicans are always tough and strong and have that never-say-die attitude, and I was really able to show my skills over the three-minute rounds.

“I got a little bit excited because I wanted to put on a good show for my home fans so much, but I settled down and managed to get that stoppage win.”
Culled from Euro Sports

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