Nicola Adams elevated to WBO Female flyweight world champion

The WBO elevate Nicola Adams to world champion

Published On Tuesday, July 30, 2019By British Boxing News
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Nicola Adams becomes the WBO Female flyweight world champion

The World Boxing Organisation released the following statement on July 29:

"The WBO World Championship Committee hereby elevates Ms. Nicola Adams from WBO Female Interim Flyweight Champion to WBO Female Flyweight Champion status without undermining Ms. Mucino’s right to request official mandatory challenger designation in the aforementioned division upon her return to active competition.

This is a final decision of the WBO Championship Committee.

The present ruling arises upon a petition filed on Monday, June 3rd 2019, by Mr. Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions on behalf of WBO Participant Female Interim Flyweight Champion Ms. Nicola Adams, requesting that the latter be recognized as the WBO Female Flyweight Champion in light of the injury suffered by current WBO Female Flyweight Champion Ms. Arely Muciño on Saturday, May 20th 2019, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and therefore unfit to return to active competition within the time period set forth in our rules and regulations; thus unable to comply with the mandatory defense obligation as ordered by this Committee on Monday, October 15th 2018, and in accordance with the WBO Female Regulations and Section 19 of the WBO Regulations of World Championship Contest."