But with Adams away to the professional ranks, Whiteside finally stepped up to seize her chance with victory over Northern Ireland's Carly McNaul to claim the Commonwealth Games flyweight title on the Gold Coast. She bagged a silver medal at the 2008 Asian Women's Boxing Championship in India and a fourth consecutive gold medal at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship in China.
"The secret to my success is my fitness and I am very quick. I thought it was 50-50 bout", Amit said after his loss. On the first day of wrestling, India won two gold, a silver and a bronze and with yesterday's haul of one gold, two silver and one bronze, the total now is three gold, three silver and two bronze.
"There's been many times when I was faced with the choice of give up or keep going", she said.
"I had set my sights on improving my personal record and make it to the final". But on Saturday, she added the CWG gold too to her collection by winning the 48kg class in Gold Coast. "He was pushing them that he wanted to try me and that is why I am pleading with Ghanaians to help me thank him, he has sowed a seed and it's reaped for Ghanaians". "If I am super fit till 2020, I will compete but if I am not fit I will not", said the accomplished boxer.
The 35-year-old boxer performance shows that she had come back with the outbursting performances.
"I had a friendly match with her". "Lots of people say road cycling at the Commonwealth Games is not a big deal, but you know what?"
"I've always been so close to standing on the top of that podium", said Whiteside. She beat Kristina O'Hara of Northern Ireland in a 5-0 unanimous decision in the gold medal match in the 45-48 kilogram division at the Commonwealth Games.
Indian boxers were in the limelight after winning several medals.
"Ten years, I'm pretty much a veteran with Great Britain but I've never made it to a finals or a semi-finals.
I will just move forward and ensure that mistakes don't get repeated", he said.
"I wouldn't have gone for it if I didn't think I could do it".
But even at his erratic worst, the Malaysian, who has multiple Olympic silver medals to his credit, was simply unstoppable for the Indian and claimed the match pretty comfortably. "I haven't left out anything", she signed off.