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Nicola Adams has reached the gold medal match at the European Games in Baku

Image: Nicola Adams celebrates victory over Elif Coskun at the European Games on Wednesday

British boxer Nicola Adams remains on course for flyweight gold at the European Games in Baku.

The Olympic champion will face Poland’s former European silver medallist Sandra Drabnik in the gold medal match on Thursday.

Adams assured herself of at least a silver medal when she defeated Elif Coskun of Turkey by a unanimous verdict on Wednesday.

However, the 32-year-old does not think she will be leaving Azerbaijan as a beaten finalist.

Adams said: “I really want this gold. I don’t think anyone can stop me. It is another chance at history. I keep creating history each time I get in the ring and I am just loving the moment.”

Irish star Katie Taylor has guaranteed herself at least a bronze medal in Baku after qualifying for the semi-finals in the lightweight category.

The 28-year-old Olympic champion, who has not lost in four years, advanced with a unanimous decision over rising Swedish star Ida Lundblad on Wednesday.

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However, Taylor has been a high profile ambassador for these Games and says she will not be satisfied if she has to leave with a bronze.

Image: Katie Taylor (right) connects during her convincing points win over Ida Lundblad on Wednesday

“I'm not settling for a bronze medal,” she said. “I always come into these competitions hoping for a gold medal, so I won't really relax until I have one around my neck.”

In addition to her 2012 success in London, Taylor has won five world titles in a row and six consecutive European golds.

However, if she is to reach the final in Baku she will have to defeat Yana Alekseevna, a 27-year-old Azerbaijani who will have the fervent backing of the home support.

Taylor said: “I've boxed people in their own backyard plenty of times. In China, I boxed a Chinese girl in the final of the world championships, and I've boxed Russians in their home nation as well.

"I'm going to enjoy it, the atmosphere is going to be fantastic. It's going to be such a tough contest, but these are the kind of fights that I cherish.”

Taylor added that she would not adapt her attacking style to avoid exposing herself to her opponent and sowing doubts in the judges’ minds.

"I don't really change much, there's not much I can do about the judging in front of a home crowd," she added.

"I go into every fight trying to win as easy as I can. I'm not going to change anything really, I'm just going to focus on my own performance and hopefully everything will go well.

"I've boxed her a couple of times before. I boxed her in the finals of the world championships last year and a few months ago. It was a very, very close contest then and I expect it to be another close one.”

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