GB’s Adams wins first World Boxing Championships gold

Great Britain’s Nicola Adams completed her full set of international honours with a flyweight gold medal at the AIBA World Championship in Kazakhstan.

Adams, 33, added the world flyweight title to her Olympic,Commonwealth and European crowns by beating Thailand’s Peamwilai Laopeam on Friday.

The English fighter won the 51kg final in Astana by a split decision.

Adams, who has qualified for the Rio Olympics, had previously won silver three times at the World Championships.

After a cagey opening round, Adams was consistently on the front foot and more aggressive than her Thai opponent.

She rocked Laopeam with a straight right in the second round and, despite being caught with a combination in the third, finished strongly in the fourth round for a deserved victory.

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