Adams becomes first female fighter ever to be honoured by Boxing Writers’ Club
Thursday, 18 October 2012
October 18 - British boxing star Nicola Adams has made yet more history after the lightweight became the first female fighter ever to receive an award from the Boxing Writers' Club.
The 29-year-old from Leeds became the first female Olympic gold medallist in history at London 2012 after she secured victory in the flyweight final at the ExCeL with a stunning win over world champion and world number one Ren Cancan of China.
The landmark win saw Adams (pictured top) catapulted into stardom and at the Boxing Writers' Club Annual Awards Dinner here she was given the Joe Bromley Award for Outstanding Services to Boxing in recognition of her contribution to women's boxing.
"It is a real honour to win this award and I would like to thank everyone that has helped me over the course of my career," said Adams, who is also the reigning European champion and a triple world championship silver medallist.
"I particularly want to thank Rob McCracken at GB Boxing and Alwyn Belcher who coached me when I first came into the sport.
"It's been an amazing year for me and the GB Boxing team.
"It is great to be recognised for your achievements and it just makes me even more determined to keep doing well and go out there and win more medals."
Meanwhile, British Olympians bantamweight Luke Campbell and super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua – both boxing gold medal winners at London 2012 – were jointly named Amateur Boxer of the Year at the event, the first ever joint winners of the title.
The accolade also means the pair became the first two amateur boxers to win the award for a second time after Campbell received it in 2009 and Joshua in 2011.
The gold medals won by Adams, Campbell and Joshua at London 2012 were added to by Fred Evans, who won silver at welterweight, and Anthony Ogogo, who won bronze at middleweight, to put Britain at the top of the boxing medal table at the Games.