Former boxer Nicola Adams says she planned to retire before suffering eye injury

Adams was prepared for retirement (PA Images)
Adams was prepared for retirement (PA Images)
13:49pm, Thu 12 Mar 2020
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Olympic boxing gold medallist Nicola Adams has said she planned to retire before her eye injury forced her to announce the end of her career.

Adams announced her retirement at the end of last year after a doctor told her another punch to her face could mean she would lose her sight.

She said: "I already had a plan set in place for when I retired. I was only going to box for another two or three fights so the plan was already there. 

"But the eye injury just moved things forward quicker than planned. Fortunately, I already had a plan already in place."

She also spoke about work projects following her retirement from sport.

"At the moment I've been taking time out to spend time with the family and now I'm going to be doing more of the TV stuff, moving forward.

"I'll be working for the BBC and commentating over the Olympic qualifiers as well, which is going to be exciting."

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