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Nicola Adams: 'I want to win the Olympic title again'

Adams beat Ren Cancan to book her place in the final Credit: PA

Nicola Adams stands one win away from becoming the first British boxer in 92 years to retain an Olympic title, as she faces Sarah Ouhramoune in the flyweight final tonight.

The 33-year-old from Leeds shrugged off a sluggish first round to turn on the style and earn a unanimous decision win over Chinese fighter Ren Cancan, whom she had beaten to win her historic gold medal at London 2012, on Thursday to book her place in the final.

She will start as the huge favourite to clinch the first back-to-back boxing golds since Harry Mallin in 1924, having easily beaten French fighter Ouhramoune in their last two meetings in Turkey in April and Murcia, Spain, last year.

"My form is good. I've got the European and world titles and I want that Olympic title again too - all in the same year."

Adams, who is going for Yorkshire fifth gold medal of the games, will certainly not be complacent against Ouhramoune, who won bronze at this year's World Championships in Astana and also earned a silver in Ningbo in 2008.

But the 34-year-old will face a huge challenge to trouble Adams, whom she admits she looks up to as a pioneer of the sport.

Ouhramoune said: "Boxing Nicola will be a pure joy for me because I've been following her career and she is a great champion."

I think Nicola has a very nice style, her own style, and you can see that boxing is in her blood. I've been following her for many, many years and she is an idol for me.

– Sarah Ouhramoune

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