- Olympic boxers Nicola Adams and Marlen Ezparza have fallen in love
- The duo are Olympic medalists and have vowed not to fight each other
- Adams and Ezparza both won medals at the 2012 London Olympics
English boxer Nicola Adams has described how she fell in love with fellow boxer Marlen Ezparza from America.
The two shared a podium at the 2012 London Olympics where they won medals in the flyweight division and the duo are ready to make their professional debuts in the ring.
Adams has vowed to never face her lover in the ring ahead of her first professional bout in Manchester on Saturday April 8 as she trains in San Francisco.
The two have known each other even before the London games but things only heated up when they met at a training camp in Colorado a year ago.
Adams told the Mail: “We were each other’s nemesis even though we never fought. About a year ago we were both at a training camp in Colorado and got talking. That was it.
“It’s the perfect partnership. When you’re a boxer you know the reasons we have to be selfish. But previously in my life it was (someone saying), “Why are you ignoring me, why are you so quiet, why can’t we just go out to dinner?
"When you’re both making weight you understand everything. Understand that when you finish training you’re tired and don’t want to speak. Understand what you’re going through.”
Esparza meanwhile makes her first professional appearance this week in Nevada.