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Olympic champion Nicola Adams has no plans to retire

Nicola Adams has no plans to retire. Photo: PA

Nicola Adams has no intention of following her former Great Britain team-mate Natasha Jonas into retirement as she focuses on becoming a double Olympic gold medallist in Rio next year.

Having overcome another lengthy injury lay-off, Adams is preparing to return to an English ring for the first time since her London 2012 triumph at the national championships in Liverpool next week.

And with a world gold medal still proving elusive, the 32-year-old Adams insists she has absolutely no plan to set a time-scale on when it will finally be time to hang up her golden gloves.

Adams told Press Association Sport: "I will keep fighting as long as I have the motivation to do so and there is no reason why that should not continue after the Rio Olympics.

"At the moment becoming a double Olympic champion is the only thing on my mind but I have other goals left to achieve including world gold after only taking three silvers so far.

"Despite all my injury problems I have never lost my love for the sport and as long as I keep that love of fighting and entertaining the crowd I will still be eager to compete."