Nicola Adams has been announced as the newly crowned WBO flyweight champion due to an injury to the previous holder, Arely Mucino.
Britain’s Adams was previously the interim champion after wining the right back in October and was instated as mandatory challenger to Mucino.
A WBO statement went onto say that the 30-year-old Mexican was “unfit to return to active competition within the time period set forth in our rules” due to injury.
Adams has therefore been upgraded to become a world champion for the first time.
The 36-year-old from Leeds is unbeaten in the pro ranks with 5 wins under her belt and was set to meet Mucino until withdrawing due to her own injury.
Adams became the first-ever female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal when she rose to glory at London 2012, and she went on to repeat her flyweight domination at Rio 2016, becoming the first double Olympic champion in women’s boxing history.
She has hinted via social media she could bid for a third Olympic gold medal at Tokyo 2020.
By Kenny Leavett.