She began to impress with her punches in the British amateur boxing circle and within a short span of time her thumps have grown large in the world ring. In the recent time, her name is taken with due honor in the boxing arena.

The occasion does not matter, be it World Championship or Summer Olympics or Commonwealth Games or European Games or Olympics or any other competition she rules the ring. Nicola is the first lady whose hand had been lifted by the referee in the boxing ring of any Olympic event. She is the gold medalist in women’s flyweight category in 2012 and also in 2016.

Being the most potential and promising professional boxer Nicola has enabled her to earn high match fees. Some the companies have taken resort to her fame to confirm their brands in the competitive market. The list of companies includes PUMA, Nike, and Addidas like prestigious big giants. All her strength had easily gathered somewhere $2 million dollars as her net worth.

Early life

Nicola was born on 26th October 1982 in West Yorkshire of England. Nicola was born to an African descent family, and her father is Innocent Adams, and Denver Adams is her mother. She carries a British nationality and African ethnicity.

She had been educated in Leeds at Ebor gardens from Agnes Stewart Church of England High School. After completing her schooling education, she went to Rochdale to get enrolled in the Hopwood Hall College.

Along with her education, she started her boxing training at the very early age and got on the rings to win the bout when she was just 13. After this, she trained herself further and waited to gain more strength on her tender fists. Quite rightly she appeared on the ring after a gap of four years to be in the ring again.


As a British, she became the first women boxer to represent her country in 2001. She fought against an Irish opponent. In 2003 for the first time, Nicola emerged as an English amateur champion. The glory is retained by the boxer for three consecutive championships.

She won a Silver medal in the bantamweight category in Denmark at the European Championships in 2007. By doing so, she became the first female English boxer who got a medal in any major event. She continued her major success in 2008 World Championship at China by winning yet another silver medal.

Unfortunately, her triumphing march is temporarily obstructed by a back injury, and she remained away from any bout for some time healing the injury. In 2010 at Bridgetown, Barbados she returned to her winning rhythm by clinching a flyweight silver in the World Championship.

During this period Nicola faced a financial crisis and employed herself in soap opera as Emmerdalle, Coronation Street or EastEnders. The struggle was on with more power and fierce, and at Echo Arena Liverpool in 2010 November she claimed the GB Amateur Boxing Championship.

In 2011 in Katowice, the boxer got the Gold at the European Union Amateur Boxing Championship. The same year in July Nicola was included by the BBC to feature “6 Promising Britons to watch in the Olympics”. In 2012 Summer Olympics she created history by defeating Ren Cancan to get to the podium to receive the first Olympic boxing Gold for women. Then she got 2014 Commonwealth Gold and retained her Gold in 2016 Rio Olympics. On 23rd January 2017, she became a professional boxer of the ring.

Personal life

In the ring, she might have to fight with another lady as per protocol of the game. But in case of life, the lady does not restrict herself to any particular gender and openly claims her inclination to either sex. Her marital status is till date does not reflect any name suggesting her to be a single who is concentrating more on her professional career.

For the matter of record as per The Independent in Britain, she topped 101 most prominent LGBT individual in 2012. She has been in good relation with her fellow boxer Marlen Esparza.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Nicola Adams

Date of Birth: 26th October 1982

Birth Place: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Age: 35 Years Old

Profession: Boxing

Height:  5 Feet 5 Inches / 165 cm

Weight:  Kg

Net worth: $2 Million