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NICOLA ADAMS: A TOTAL KNOCKOUT

PHOTO BY: L+R; HAIR + MAKEUP BY: PATRICIA @CAROLHAYES

SPORTING SHEROES

When Nicola Adams walks into the room, it’s hard not to take notice. Despite her size—just 5 feet 5 and 112 pounds— the flyweight world amateur boxing champion has a cut physique, an intensity, and a megawatt smile that demand attention. She admits she gets mobbed in her home city. Do hopeful women try to pass her their phone numbers when she’s out on the town? “Yeah, yeah”, she answers in her Yorkshire drawl, cool as you please. “It’s something that I’ve got used to, you know.”

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This issue, we chose basketball champion Sue Bird of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm as our cover girl. This newly out, four-time Olympic gold medal winner is a lesson in strength, persistence, and humility. I hope you enjoy Lucy J. Madison’s excellent interview on page 62. And if Sue Bird isn’t enough to inspire you to support your favorite team or athlete, be sure to go see Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone, when it is released nationally on September 22. Battle of the Sexes is about the famous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. King and Riggs played in the Houston Astrodome, and the match was nationally televised in 1973, long before ESPN and the Tennis Channel
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