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Nicola Adams Focused on Getting Revenge Over Cancan

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

NICOLA ADAMS insists she can get revenge over Ren Cancan today – and become the first woman to win Olympic boxing gold.

The Leeds flyweight easily outpointed five-time world champion Mary Kom 11-6 ­yesterday to set up a final against China’s Cancan.

Cancan, 26, has beaten Adams twice in World Championship finals, but the Brit insists she will make it third time lucky against the world No.1.

Adams, 29, was defeated 14-10 by Cancan in May, but reckons a 10,000 crowd at the ExCeL Arena will ensure the Chinese boxer does not beat her to gold again in the first of three ­women’s boxing finals.

She said: “I am going to do everything exactly the same as normal and treat it like a ­regular tournament.

“Hopefully the crowd will give me a boost and I can get that gold.

“Words cannot express how I’m feeling.

“I have been ­training since I was 12-years-old and to think I am nearly there now makes me so happy.

“She beat me in the World Championships, but I have beaten her once before earlier this year and I’m hoping I can do it again.

“I’ve prepared for this my whole life. I just have to go out there and do it now.

“I can go orthodox or switch hit and I will take any ­ advantage I can.

“Every cheer for me is a real great boost of energy and I’m going to take that into the ­final.”

Prime Minister David ­Cameron even turned up to see what women’s boxing is all about as Adams produced a brilliant tactical performance against Kom.

Adams, who narrowly beat Cancan in February, used her height and reach advantage to cleverly frustrate Kom behind her jab.

She said: “I only beat her by two points in the World Championships, so it shows that the training I’ve been ­doing is working and I’m ­improving at this tournament.

“Mary is a five-time world champion, so she has to be ­special to do that, but I’ve showed how good I am by ­beating her.”

Pint-sized Kom, 29, jumped two weight divisions to box at London 2012 and had problems with her headguard.

Adams, who has appeared as an extra in Coronation Street and Emmerdale, picked off mum-of-two Kom as the Indian boxer surged forward to win the first two rounds 3-1 and 2-1.

The Briton even wobbled Kom with a left in the third, but the Indian questioned the ­scoring and claims the crowd was decisive.

Kom said: “In the last two rounds she was not scoring with clean punches, but this is her crowd.

“I was scoring, but they are not pressing the button and scoring. She is a good fighter.”

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