Two time Olympic gold medallist will contest three-minute rounds compared to the standard two-minute rounds for women’s boxing.

Despite a win on her professional debut, Nicola Adams was frustrated with the length of the rounds last Saturday (08/04/2017) in Manchester.

Speaking after the fight, Adams felt that she was close to getting a stoppage, but, the short rounds meant that she was unable to finish off her opponent.

Every time I felt I was getting close to a stoppage the bell would go for the end of the round,

Not all boxing organisations support this change, one example being the WBC.

On Tuesday (11/04/2017), WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said he would never allow three-minute rounds.

Speaking about the changes, Adams said there is a long way to go before women’s boxing is on the same level as the men in terms of rules.

Female boxing has come a long way since Jane Couch MBE made the sport possible here in the UK in 1998,

However, there is still a way to go until both male and female boxers can campaign under the same competition rules.

Adams is back in action on May 13th in Leeds on the undercard for Josh Warrington’s WBC International featherweight title fight against Kiko Martinez.