Nicola Adams beats Virginia Carcamo on her professional debut
- Author: Joanne Flowers Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 20:38
The delivery of four dominant rounds from Nicola Adams on her professional debut was greeted with a lukewarm response from the crowd as Great Britain's double Olympic flyweight champion defeated Virginia "La Tigresa" Carcamo.
Adams, an Olympic champion on home soil at the 2012 London Games and again previous year in Rio, is one of several high-profile female amateur boxers to have turned professional in recent times. After all, the two had always been the biggest stars of women's amateur boxing and they turned pro under the guidance of rival promoters only months apart.
Carcamo had won four of her seven professional bouts and matched Adams in the opening round. Without a headguard for the first time, Adams's wedge haircut completed the picture.
Though the pair are several weight classes apart, it seemed inevitable that Adams would face comparisons to Ireland's Katie Taylor, who scored the fourth win of her own pro career at the same arena just two weeks ago, regardless of what kind of performance the former Team GB star turned in here.
Adams began to grow into the match and started to land frequent blows which eventually saw her launch a long right hand in the third.
Here Press Association Sport looks at three prospective opponents for Adams as she aims to round off her career in style.
"There's so much knowledge in the gym and seeing guys like Andre Ward, who is the best in the world, training every day has left me a bit in awe to be honest", Adams said Thursday.
"It was a lot better (than amateur)". You can see more without the head-guard. "I loved it. I'm here to stay".
"He did it with Andre Ward so I know he's capable of making me into a world champion as well".
"Nicola lights up a room - she's bubbly and she has an infectious smile and most importantly she can fight", Warren said.
"I'm learning so much".
"I'm able to ask them questions about what it's like in the pro ranks".