Nicola Adams, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medallist Female Boxer, Retires Over Fears of Losing Her Sight
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Two-time Olympic gold medallist boxer Nicola Adams has retired from boxing over fears of losing her sight. The British Boxer, who won a gold medal in London 2012 Olympics and Rio 2016 Olympics, revealed that she has been advised that any impact on her eyes may lead to vision loss. "I've been advised that any further impact to my eye would most likely lead to irreparable damage and permanent vision loss," Adams told Yorkshire Evening Post.

She also said that winning two gold medal for her country in the Olympics is like a dream come true. "I'm immensely honoured to have represented our country - to win double Olympic gold medals and then the WBO championship belt is a dream come true… But it's not without taking its toll on my body.," she said. Tyson Fury Likely To Retire From Boxing After His Debut Match Against Braun Strowman at WWE Crown Jewel 2019. 

Adams, who turned professional in 2017, has won five matches in her professional career. Her last professional fight was on September 28 when she retained her WBO title following a split-decision draw with Mexico's Maria Salinas. Adams has won four World Championships medals which include three silver and one gold.

She has also won one gold and one silver in European Championships. She also has a gold medal in Commonwealth Games 2014. Adams also held the WBO female flyweight title between July and November 2019. Adams is openly bisexual and was the first openly LGBT person to win an Olympic boxing gold medal in 2012.