17/04/2024
Jess Adams has only one thing on her mind ahead of her clash with Ashleigh Sims this Wednesday night at Hordern Pavilion in Sydney – causing a big upset and winning her first professional fight.

Jess Adams (0-1-1) has only one thing on her mind ahead of her clash with Ashleigh Sims (0-1-0) this Wednesday night at the Hordern Pavilion – causing a “big upset” and winning her first professional fight.

“We’re very excited. It’s a huge opportunity for us on the big stage, and I think Sims has got a bit of a following behind her,” Adams told The Inner Sanctum.

“To go in and cause a big upset would be amazing, that’s what we’re planning on doing.”

After coming up short in her first two professional fights, Adams is focused and ready to record her first win.

“We’re definitely a lot more focused for this fight. We understand that it’s a huge opportunity and there will be a lot of eyes to see who I am and what I’m all about,” she said.

Adams is confident that she can cause said “upset” and believes her experience advantage over Sims will hold her in good stead.

“Just my experience, I think my technical boxing will shine through. I feel that I’ve got a technical advantage over Ashleigh for sure.”

Adams has been through a tough training camp with her trainer Paul Cupitt at Alpha Boxing, and is desperate to get her hand raised for the first time.

“To come away with a win in this fight means everything to me. It’s devastating when you don’t get result that you want,” she said.

“It is the part that all the preparation builds up to and when you don’t get the result that you came in for, it’s devastating.

“I enjoy this sport. I love the moment, I love the fight, I love the process. A loss or a draw doesn’t deter me, but I mean to get the win would just be icing on the cake.”

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After Ashleigh Sims and Shanell Dargan (0-0-1) had what has been labelled a Fight Of The Year contender in April, there has already been talks of a rematch between the two. 

Adams has her eyes set on spoiling those plans and feels as though she has been overlooked so far in her professional boxing career.

“I’ve 100 per cent been overlooked ever since I turned pro to be honest,” she told.

“My pro debut I was definitely overlooked, and we came away with a draw, but in our opinion, we thought we won that fight.

“We’re definitely underestimated. I’m not sure if they’ve watched any footage or anything, but you know, we’re not coming in to mess around, that’s for sure.”

Adams is aware of the challenge in front of her and expects a tough contest with Sims.

“We’ve obviously seen her fight, she gives it her all and she’s definitely tough,” Adams surmised.

“She’s going to be coming in super fit and leave it all in there, so we’re looking forward to the competition for sure.”

Adams and her trainers took a lot from her first two fights and have been able to prepare better for the clash with Sims.

“We don’t do anything by halves with our preparation. Everything is pinpoint such as nutrition, strength and conditioning, recovery, all the technical aspects covered by my coaches Paul,” she concluded.

 “We’ve had a bit of time to prepare for this fight, and we are in excellent shape coming into it.”

Sims v Adams is part of No Limit Boxing’s Tszyu v Horn card and goes down on Wednesday 20 July on Fox Sports. 

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