Women’s boxing is a new addition to the Olympic programme and Great Britain’s Adams, a double world silver medallist at flyweight (51kg), is viewed as a genuine contender for gold.
Just participating in London will secure the 28-year-old’s place in history as a trailblazer within the sport, and with the event being on home soil, the opportunity for real stardom awaits her.
However, it was not so long ago that Adams was unable to get out of bed due to a career-threatening back injury.
She was sidelined throughout 2009 but returned in style by winning her second world silver medal in 2010, and the Yorkshirewoman is confident she can go on to seize her moment in the spotlight next year by becoming Olympic champion.
“I don’t even know if I can explain how I would feel, but I’d be absolutely over the moon,” said Adams.