Adams celebrated her victory over Maria Salinas at the Royal Albert Hall in September unaware of the seriousness of the injury
Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has revealed she suffered a torn pupil in her last fight, leading to fears for her sight.
The 37-year-old, who announced her retirement, said that initially she thought it was just a minor injury.
The Briton became the first female Olympic boxing champion at London 2012.
“I got the injury in the first round of my last fight [against Maria Salinas]. I phoned the doctors a couple of days afterwards.
Announcing her retirement in the Yorkshire Post she said: “I’ve been advised that any further impact to my eye would most likely lead to irreparable damage and permanent vision loss.”
Adams retained her Olympic gold medal at Rio in 2016, turned professional in 2017 and retires as the WBO world flyweight champion.
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