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Nicola Adams reveals what she fears most about having a baby

It all started with a bar in Leeds. The perfect setting for any great love story, this is where Olympic gold-medalist Nicola Adams met her girlfriend Ella Baig for the first time. Baig had just been to a wedding, and Adams was celebrating a birthday. When they saw each other, Baig had no idea who Adams was. “It was awesome,” the boxer tells The Independent. “I knew Ella liked me for me and not because of who I was.”Four years after that fateful meeting, and the couple are now expecting a baby together. “I’m truly excited,” Adams says of the...
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On this day in 2017: Nicola Adams makes winning start to professional career

Nicola Adams sailed through her professional debut with a shut-out 40-36 points win over Argentina’s Virginia Carcamo on this day in 2017.Billed as ‘The Lioness’, the then 34-year-old double Olympic champion swiftly adapted to her new surroundings with a sharp and commanding performance against a clearly outclassed opponent at the Manchester Arena.Carcamo, fighting outside of her homeland for the first time, certainly seemed undaunted by the occasion and the first of four two-minute rounds was relatively even as Adams grew used to her new situation.Cheered on at ringside by her then partner Marlen Esparza, another Olympian who had recently turned...
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UK boxing star Nicola Adams fights sexist stereotypes

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British Olympic boxer Nicola Adams has always faced two fights: one in the ring and another against those who argue women have no place in one of the most male-dominated of sports. Adams, who is Black and a lesbian, said sexism had been the biggest...
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How to watch the Nicola Adams documentary Lioness online for FREE

Amazon has just released a new documentary about boxing legend and Strictly Come Dancing star Nicola Adams, and you can stream it right now on Prime Video. Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story documents the life and success of the two-time Olympic title winner, her record-breaking career as a boxing champion and the adversity she has faced since her early life in Leeds.
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Strictly's Nicola Adams explains why she won't rule out a return to the show

Nicola Adams has said she would love to return to Strictly Come Dancing. The boxer joined the BBC programme in 2020, taking part in the show's first same-sex partnership. Unfortunately, her journey was unexpectedly cut short when her partner Katya Jones tested positive for Covid-19 and had to leave the show.
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Strictly's Nicola Adams explains why she won't rule out a return to the show

Nicola Adams has said she would love to return to Strictly Come Dancing. The boxer joined the BBC programme in 2020, taking part in the show's first same-sex partnership. Unfortunately, her journey was unexpectedly cut short when her partner Katya Jones tested positive for Covid-19 and had to leave the show.
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Let's Get to Know Retired Olympic Boxer Nicola Adams — She Packs a Punch!

When you think of boxing, especially in America, inevitably "Eye of the Tiger" starts drifting through your head, while images of Sylvester Stallone running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art pop up. Maybe you picture Hilary Swank being trained by a reluctant Clint Eastwood in Million Dollar Baby. If you're a real fan, you can almost see Muhammad Ali defeating Joe Frazier III.
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Nicola Adams turns attention to big screen following retirement from boxing

Nicola Adams has spent most of her time being a real-life superhero but now her boxing career is over she wants to play one on the big screen.The 39-year-old broke down pretty much every barrier on her way to stardom in the ring, becoming the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal and then claiming a world title in the professional game.There were plenty of challenges along the way, not least a difficult home life and battles against racism and sexism, and her journey is captured in a Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story.The documentary launches on Amazon Prime Video...
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The Leopard Awards Honors Suzy Menkes, Susie Cave and Nicola Adams

LONDON — Fashion journalist Suzy Menkes was honored with the lifetime achievement award at the Leopard Awards Thursday evening, presented by Daphne Guinness. The Leopard Awards is an initiative launched in 2016 by leading figures within the British jewelry industry, known as the London Leopards — Solange Azagury-Partridge, Susan Farmer, Theo Fennell, Shaun Leane, Stephen Webster and Carol Woolton — to celebrate the creativity and craftsmanship of British jewelry, as well as to honor the wonder and desire that jewelry inspires in film, fashion, art and sport.
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