Nicola Adams is determined to bring European Games gold back to Britain after she defeated Stoyka Petrova to guarantee herself at least a bronze in Baku.
The Bulgarian is the only fighter to have defeated Adams since her historic victory at London 2012 after she knocked the Olympic champion out of last year’s European Championships.
But Adams avenged that loss with relative ease as she took a 2-0 victory (39-37 39-37 38-38) to book her spot in Wednesday’s semi-final.
The win guarantees Adams at least a bronze but overcoming Turkey’s Elif Coskun would give her the chance to go for gold.
“She beat me last year when I had an injured shoulder but I knew I could come back from that and get on another winning streak,” said Adams.
“I’m here for gold, I want the gold and I am hoping I can make history again and bring it back to Britain and that’s what I hope to do.
“It was a good win because she’s a top class fighter and a really experienced opponent so I knew I had it all to prove today.
“To be fair that could have been a final really, she’s a really tricky opponent, a counter puncher so it’s like a game of chess in there.
“We were both trying to make the other make mistakes so it’s a tough bout.”
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