Known as Queen Of The Ring, British Boxer Nicola Adams has made her presence felt all over the world by her in-ring talent, performances, and the accolades that she has acclaimed.
She is the only female boxer to win every main title available in sports history. No wonder she is called 'Britain’s most decorated women boxer.'
Moreover, she has not only made her name through boxing, but she has also marked her name in the field of acting and appeared in numerous movies and TV series like Commonwealth Games (1954), Waterloo Road (2006), etc.
Keep reading below to discover more exciting facts about Nicola Adams!
Bisexual / Gay?
The British boxer fears no one to answer when the topic revolves around her sexuality; Nicola openly affirms to being a bisexual person.
She first knew about her bisexual sexuality while she was in high school.
However, she was not sure how to tell her mother about it. Forcing herself to confront the truth, she finally told her mother about her sexuality.
And, interestingly, her mother’s reaction surprised her; her mother was as calm as water in a bucket as if she already knew about it.
The way her mother dealt with the truth boosted up her mentality, even more, to stand as an openly bisexual person in public.
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No doubt, she has made her mother proud; in 2012, she was named the most influential LGBTQ+ person in Britain for her help and support to the LGBT community.
Nicola Adams' Relationship Status
Nicola has been dating Ella Baig, a beauty blogger since 2018. The couple celebrated their one-year relationship on 27th May 2019.
Further, the pair enjoyed their vacation in different countries like Thailand and Australia.
Nicola Adams with her girlfriend Ella Baig at Grosvenor House on 30 Oct 2019 (Photo: Ella Baig's Instagram)
Before Ella, Nicola was in a relationship with American boxer, Marlen Esparza. They were even engaged for 16 months before parting ways in 2018.
At the age of 13, Nicola Adams fought her first fight. However, she only got another chance after four years; there were no proper opportunities for women boxing.
Nonetheless, she didn’t lose hope and continued to struggle until 2001. All her struggles turned out to be the golden moments as she became the first-ever woman boxer ever to represent her country in England team camp.
Afterward, she never glanced back and moved on to enlighten her career.
She became an English amateur champion for the first time in 2003 and retained the title at the next three championships.
Whereas in the 2016 Rio Olympic games, she became the first-ever female boxer to defend her Olympic title, having won her first gold title at the 2012 London Olympics.
Nicola Adams with her Olympic Gold medals and titles on 6 November 2019 (Photo: Nicola Adams's Instagram)
With such talent, Nicola Adams has managed to climb greater heights of success. She was awarded the MBE and OBE in the 2013 & 2017 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to boxing.
Finally, she announced her retirement from professional boxing, in November 2019, as an undefeated champion.
Nicola was born to her father, Innocent and mother, Denver Adams, in an African American family. She also has a younger brother named Kurtis Adams.
Her family life wasn’t that easy as it seems now; her father often used to argue with her mother.
And, as Nicola didn’t like her mother being treated that way, she used to jump in between their argument and face hardships.
When Nicola was at the age of 11, her parents separated.
Then, another crisis hit Adams’s family as Nicola’s mother, Denver, suffered from contracted meningitis. However, Nicola quickly called an ambulance and saved her mother’s life.
Reciting the problems she faced in her childhood, Nicola even published the book, Believe, in May 2017.
The Boxing champion was born on 26th October 1982 in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK.
She goes by the birth name of Nicola Virginia Adams and has a birth sign Scorpio.
Talking about her physical attributes, she stands at the height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters) and weighs about 51 kgs.