MBE for Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams, right, beat China's Cancan Ren to win Olympic gold in the women's flyweight boxing. Credit: PA

British boxer Nicola Adams is to be awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list.

The 30-year-old from Leeds made history by becoming the first woman to win an Olympic medal in boxing.


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