What a week it’s been for England’s boxers ahead of this year’s Olympic Games.
Not only have we seen Commonwealth Middleweight champion Savannah Marshall qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games, but on Friday, we saw Nicola Adams become World Flyweight champion.
Adams, 33, added the world flyweight title to her Olympic, Commonwealth and European crowns by beating Thailand's Peamwilai Laopeam on Friday 27 May at the AIBA World Championship in Kazakhstan.
Adams, who is the reigning Commonwealth champion following her gold at Glasgow 2014, has already qualified for Rio but is now able to add World champion to her portfolio of impressive accolades.
Straight after her fight, the boxer from Leeds said: "I've finally done it. And what better year to do it than in the year of the [Olympic] Games? I've cemented my place in history. The champ is here!"
Adams’ victory comes shortly after fellow English boxer Savannah Marshall secured her spot on the plane to Rio after defeating China’s Qian Li in the quarter-finals at the Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Marshall, 25, was a favourite to win Olympic gold at London 2012, but suffered heartbreak at the hands of Kazakhstan’s Marina Volnova in the quarter finals. However this year, aims to improve on her previous Olympic performances in Rio.
“I am really happy and grateful to be given another chance to compete at the Olympic Games,” Said the 2012 World champion and 2014 Commonwealth champion from County Durham.
“I'd like to thank all of my team, my team mates, my coach Tim Coulter, Sky and my family and friends for all of their hard work in supporting and believing in me.”
Well done both and we look forward to giving you some good old English support in Rio!