Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams is being offered the chance to turn professional.
The 33-year-old is one of the nation's most beloved athletes having brought home a boxing gold medal at both London 2012 and Rio 2016 – and the biggest promoter in British boxing thinks she could change the face of female boxing in the professional ranks, too.
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn believes that Adams is the first female boxer that's popular enough to bring the sport to prominence in Britain and thinks it would only take her "3 o 4" fights to win a world title:
"I've known Nicola a long time, I really like her. She has such a great smile a great personality. I've never really looked at women's boxing, but if it's going to work, it's going to work with her.
I've spoken to Sky about Nicola Adams and they are interested, which is a change from the old-school mentality. I want to find out what she wants to do and I'm sure we could get her a world title fight."
The intention would be to debut Nicola Adams on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's upcoming world title fight on November 26th, before headlining her own show in Leeds in 2017.
Nicola Adams could do for boxing what Ronda Rousey did for UFC.
[via Daily Mirror]