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Nicola Adams Top 45 Quotes

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Posted on February 18, 2022

Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams, a former professional boxer from the United Kingdom, was born on October 26, 1982. She boxed professionally from 2017 to 2019, finishing with an undefeated record and holding the WBO female flyweight title in 2019.

Nicola Adams boxed for Haringey Police Community Club after declaring her sexual orientation as gay. In 2012, the Independent named her the most prominent LGBT person in the United Kingdom. She is one of the UK’s most important people of African/African-Caribbean origin.

She was also the first openly LGBT person to win an Olympic boxing gold medal, but she had already won the 2012 Summer Olympics. Let us now go to her 45 quotes.

  1. “I’m like a ‘comeback kid’ – you can’t keep me down for long!”― Nicola Adams
  2. “Anger is an unnecessary emotion. Loads of stuff in life can trigger it, but what matters is how you react. I choose not to react.”― Nicola Adams
  3. “Spiders keep me awake at night. If I see one that’s too big to get under the glass, there will be big problems. I’ll spend the rest of the day feeling like I’m being terrorized by this missing spider.”― Nicola Adams
  4. “Boxing is like chess. You encourage your opponent to make mistakes so you can capitalize on them. People think you get in the ring and see the red mist, but it’s not about aggression. Avoiding getting knocked out is tactical.”― Nicola Adams
  5. “I only went into a gym by accident. My mum couldn’t get a babysitter and wanted to do aerobics, so she took me and Kurtis, my younger brother, down to the gym. There was an after-school boxing class with some of the kids from school. There weren’t any other girls there, but I didn’t mind. I loved it.”― Nicola Adams
  6. “No one’s ever really cared about me being bisexual, and I only came out because I had always been out; it’s just the general public didn’t know. I’m quite fearless. I’m like, ‘Let’s just go out there and do this and see what happens.’”― Nicola Adams
  7. “EVERYONE IS BEATABLE ON THE RIGHT DAY.”― NICOLA ADAMS
  8. “When I look back, I only do so to see what I’ve done in my past – my gold medals and the Championships that I’ve won. Really, I just look to the future and hopefully winning even more.”― Nicola Adams
  9. “It is really important that we get more women doing exercise and being active, and those that have taken up boxing or boxing training will definitely find that it has a really positive impact on their health, fitness, and well-being.”― Nicola Adams
  10. “In places like the U.S. and Germany, women’s professional boxing is already quite big, but I’d like to be the name that makes it bigger and gives it a more global appeal.”― Nicola Adams
  11. “Muhammad Ali meant everything to me. He inspired me to box after watching re-runs of him winning a gold medal in the Olympics and being a world champion.”― Nicola Adams
  12. “To finally become world champion after losing out in three previous finals is very satisfying. It shows that if you stick to your goals and work hard, you can achieve them in the end.”― Nicola Adams
  13. “I went into boxing, and I’m bisexual, and I still achieved and performed at the highest level, and I came away with gold and made history, so with that said, anything is possible.”― Nicola Adams
  14. “I think the more people that feel comfortable in their own skin and feel happy that they can come out and know that it’s not going to affect their job or moving up in their career is the way forward. Just making people feel happy and comfortable in their own job and in their sport.”― Nicola Adams
  15. “Every time I get in the ring, I have to give 110 percent because my opponents have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so I have to make sure I go in there with my A-game and come away with the victory.”― Nicola Adams
  16. “I want to be the European, Olympic, Commonwealth and world champion. I want the full set.”― Nicola Adams
  17. “Everybody wants that spot: everybody wants to beat Nicola Adams. Everybody wants to be the Olympic champion; everybody wants to beat the Olympic champion. It’s made me train that much harder and stay that much more focused. I guess, in a way, I’ve got them to thank for keeping me motivated and focused on the job I need to do.”― Nicola Adams
  18. “I’d love to be the Ali of women’s boxing, to retire as the greatest.”― Nicola Adams
  19. “It isn’t just sportspeople that need someone to look up to – everyone needs that: LGBT people, the general public. To be honest, it’s nice to feel that I can inspire so many people in so many areas of public life.”― Nicola Adams
  20. “When I was young, I used to watch videos of Ali boxing, with my dad. It set me on the road. I wanted to be like Ali. I wanted to have my own Nicki shuffle and everything.”― Nicola Adams
  21. “Women boxers prefer to focus on the win rather than the bravado. We’ve come a long way. In the ’90s, you only ever saw women parading in heels and a bikini holding a scorecard. Now we’re owning it; we should get some male models in Speedos to do the ring walk.”― Nicola Adams
  22. “I wouldn’t call myself a feminist. I am just me. I like boxing and acting and doing my charity work.”― Nicola Adams
  23. “My family and friends are the only people I pay mind to. It’s none of my business what anyone else thinks. I don’t even know them, so why should I care?”― Nicola Adams
  24. “My mum did really well raising me and my brother by herself. I know it was a struggle, and even from a young age, when I was boxing, it was always to make my mother proud.”― Nicola Adams
  25. “YOU CAN HAVE SOMEONE YOUNGER, FASTER, BUT IF YOU HAVE GOT THAT EXPERIENCE AND THAT RING CRAFT, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING IN THAT RING.”― NICOLA ADAMS
  26. “A couple of weeks after the Olympics, I thought I’d pop down to my local supermarket and do some grocery shopping. One person came up to me in the frozen food aisle, and that was it. I was mobbed, and I had to leave my shopping. Now, I either shop online or go very late at night when the supermarket’s nearly empty.”― Nicola Adams
  27. “When The Queen invited the Olympians to the Palace, I was first in line to speak to her. She said she watched the Games and how happy she was, how impressed she was with the boxing. She told me she’d watched my fight and enjoyed it. I didn’t realize the effect I’d had on the whole country.”― Nicola Adams
  28. “I love shopping, but I only really have time to do it online.”― Nicola Adams
  29. “I’m good at clearing things out. If I haven’t worn something for a while, I’ll give it away to charity.”― Nicola Adams
  30. “If I’ve got an event coming up, I might buy myself a new suit. I prefer wearing suits to dresses – I reckon I’ve got about 15.”― Nicola Adams
  31. “Yes, I’m always keeping my eye on trends and designers. With certain favorites, I can tell you what season an item of clothing is from. I’ve been to a few catwalk shows, and I love seeing how the clothes look on a person.”― Nicola Adams
  32. “I train for at least two hours, three times a day – weights, bench-press, push-ups, running, sparring, boxing sessions – so I must be burning off a lot of calories. But I don’t weigh myself too often – just once every day.”― Nicola Adams
  33. “As a kid, I was always picky about food; if it didn’t ‘look right,’ I wouldn’t eat it.”― Nicola Adams
  34. “At the 2012 Olympics, there was a nutritionist in the food hall telling us, ‘Eat that. And eat that.’ After winning my gold, I went to McDonald’s for chicken nuggets and a strawberry milkshake, but that was just for the hell of it. I don’t feel hungry after a match, to be honest.”― Nicola Adams
  35. “Sometimes my brain is saying, ‘Go wild on food,’ and I’ll want to pig out, but I’ll tell myself, ‘No.’ You either want to win or you don’t.”― Nicola Adams
  36. “Nothing ever stops me smiling, apart from getting beat in the ring.”― Nicola Adams
  37. “I got my inspiration when I sat down with my father, at about eight or nine years old, and watched ‘The Rumble in the Jungle.’”― Nicola Adams
  38. “One girl said when I won my gold that was what inspired her to do boxing. She was only 12, and that is the same age I was when I first started.”― Nicola Adams
  39. “Just imagine if women’s sport was on the TV all the time – how many more female athletes we would have?”― Nicola Adams
  40. “There is so much to learn from boxing, you can never have learned everything; anybody who says they know it all is lying. You can’t – there is always something new to learn.”― Nicola Adams
  41. “I would be warier of boxing a pretty boxer than I would one that looks like they have been bashed up a bit because the pretty boxer obviously doesn’t get hit – so that means they must be quite good!”― Nicola Adams
  42. “Everywhere I go, people ask me for photos and autographs, saying I inspired them to start training. Boris Johnson says his sons started boxing after seeing me – how cool is that?”― Nicola Adams
  43. “EVEN THOUGH I AM A WOMAN BOXER, I AM NOT JUST INSPIRING WOMEN; I HOPE I AM INSPIRING BOYS AS WELL.”― NICOLA ADAMS
  44. “Our boxing is not like the men’s. It’s more thoughtful, more technical. It’s not just, ‘Get in there and hurt someone.’”― Nicola Adams
  45. “All I want is to keep boxing for Great Britain and inspire others.”― Nicola Adams

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