Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams 'happy' despite premature retirement

Adams retired in 2019 due to a recurring eye injury (PA Images)
Adams retired in 2019 due to a recurring eye injury (PA Images)
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Two-time Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams has revealed she was happy to retire from boxing last year because she had achieved all she wanted to in the sport.

The 37 year-old announced she was hanging up her gloves in November 2019 after injuring an eye in her previous fight and subsequently facing the threat of losing her sight.

But having taken flyweight gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016 and then going on to win a world title in the professional ranks, Adams has now admitted she does not regret the decision to step away.

Speaking to The Telegraph, she said: "It was something I was readying for at the time because I'd already been talking about what I was going to do next, but didn't expect it to happen so quickly.

"But I'm very adaptable and I took a long time thinking about whether I would do. Ultimately though I was happy because I'd accomplished everything in boxing that I could."

Adams has now turned her hand to the media side of things for the Tokyo Games this summer as both a pundit and a commentator, a new venture which she is greatly looking forward to.

"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...which is exciting" she added.

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