Commonwealth title for Nicola

May 2, 2024

AET sponsored Nicola Hopewell secured her first major belt with a points decision against Gemma Ruegg to claim the vacant Commonwealth flyweight title. After her first defeat in October at Superflyweight, the Worksop fighter dropped to her more natural weight, and the decision paid dividends against her vastly experienced opponent.

It’s been a busy few months for the ‘Hurricane’ with a routine victory against Hungarian Kata Pap in February, and an appearance on ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK.

The future’s looking rosy for Nicola with a Commonwealth defence, and possible European title challenge on the cards for later this year.