NICOLA ADAMS certainly doesn’t lack ambition.
The Leeds flyweight wants to be a world champion by Christmas and is happy to compare herself to the great Vasyl Lomachenko.
Adams, 35, has one thing in common with the awesome Ukrainian – they are both double Olympic gold medallists.
Now she wants to join him in becoming a world champion in the professional ranks, although Lomachenko is already on his third weight class.
First for Adams though is an interim WBO flyweight title shot against Mexican Isabel Millan tonight at Leicester Arena in her fifth professional bout.
“I want a world title shot before the end of the year”
“I want to be the best, I want to be the greatest,” she said.
“I want a world title shot before the end of the year, I want that world title around my waist before Christmas.
“I’ve always wanted to call myself an Olympic champion and a world champion as a pro. Now I could be a two-time Olympic winner and a world champion.
“That’s what Lomachenko achieved, I want to follow in those footsteps.
“I wanted to fight for a world title in my second fight like he did but I was convinced to get the experience first.”
Adams’ career so far hasn’t been as fast-paced as maybe a 35-year-old needs and now she has to put her foot down if she wants to achieve her lofty aims.
There is an entertaining domestic clash on the card in Leicester that should stand out between highly-touted light-welterweight Jack Catterall and Ohara Davies.
While over in Chicago in the early hours of tomorrow, Callum Johnson challenges feared Russian knockout specialist Artur Beterbiev for the IBF light-heavyweight title.
Johnson is a huge underdog but plans to bring home the belt to Boston, Lincolnshire, against all the odds.
“There’s nobody that has ever done anything in boxing, no disrespect, from Boston so it would be nice to take that belt back. It would be some party,” he said.
Doncaster’s Gavin McDonnell is also in a big world title fight on the same card as he challenges American Daniel Roman for the WBA super-bantamweight crown.
Big odds against the Brits but they won’t believe they’re coming home empty handed.