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Adams seeks Commonwealth glory

Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams hopes to make more history at next month’s Commonwealth Games.

The 31-year-old flyweight became the first Olympic women's boxing champion at London 2012, beating world No 1 Ren Cancan in the final, and is targeting another gold when the sport makes its debut in the Commonwealth Games.

Adams, one of three women in the 11-strong England boxing team, suffered her first defeat in almost two years this month against Bulgarian opponent Stoyka Petrova.

But the former European Amateur champion is determined to get back on track in Scotland as she attempts to complete a set of medals.

\"Ever since it was announced that women's boxing was going to be part of the Commonwealth Games I have been really looking forward to this event,\" said Adams

"The Commonwealth's is the only major tournament that I have left to win a medal at so I am really determined to do well and give myself the best possible chance of making history for a second time."

Adams is joined in the squad by fellow London Olympian Natasha Jonas at 60kgs and reigning middleweight world champion Savannah Marshall.

The eight-strong men's line-up includes world championship bronze medallist Anthony Fowler at middleweight and two European bronze medallists in Charlie Edwards and Joe Joyce.

Up-and-coming Birtley lightweight Pat McCormack is expected to shine at 60kg while Qais Ashfaq, Warren Baister, Scott Fitzgerald and Sam Maxwell complete the squad.