DIBELLA'S FIRST LADY, "THE HEAT", FIRST EVER WOMANS PROFESSIONAL
FIGHT AT BARCLAYS CENTER, NEW YORK.
Brooklyn's own Heather "The Heat" Hardy will be fighting the first professional woman's fight at Barclays Center as part of the undercard of Provodnikov vs. Algieri on June 14. Hardy's opponent is yet to be confirmed.
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"THE HEAT" WINS UBF INTER-CONTINTENTAL TITLE"
Heather Hardy won her first title fight at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY. She dominated Laura Gomez and the fight was stopped in the 2nd round at the 1:44 mark.
"The Heat" remains undefeated 7-0 (2 KO's)
Q & A WITH "THE HEAT"
Q. What has been your greatest experience / accomplishment as a boxer?
A. I've experienced so many moments I'm proud of, and so many "firsts" since Devon introduced me to boxing. Without a doubt, winning nationals was one of my proudest accomplishments, having done so just eleven months in the sport. Standing in the ring in Madison Square Garden that first year when I lost the Golden Gloves (2011), was truly unforgettable. Having Bryan Adams hang the Golden Gloves around my neck last year, felt like stepping at the highest peak of my amateur career. I'm still amazed when I see myself on tv, fighting, as a professional athlete.
Q. What has been you greatest disappointment as a boxer?
A. I would say my most hurtful loss was that first year in the Golden Gloves, when I took silver. I think I kicked every garbage can on my way down Eighth Avenue that night.
Q. If you didn't come to be a boxer, what do you think you would be doing?
A. I would still be walking around trying to find the missing piece in my life.
Q. Who is your 'hero' in life and why?
A. Devon Cormack is and always will be my hero. He turned me from nothing to something. He believed in me from day one and gave me a chance at a better life. I don't know that I'd ever be able to pay him back, to show him how much I appreciate his time, his effort and his support.
Q. Who is your favorite boxer past or present?
A. Me! Lol. Actually, I love Canelo Alvarez. He just has the most beautiful punches.
Q. What is your daily thought process in the week leading up a fight?
A. Making sure I maintain my weight really. Lists of jogging and counting calories. It's like the week before Christmas to me, I'm always super excited.
Q. Describe a typical day in your life?
A. I'm up at 4:30, in the gym before 6. I typically get about 45 minutes of light cardio training in before I start to teach my clients. When I finish at 10, I'll start training with the coach Devon Cormack. By noon I'm usually done, and I'll take an hour or two to take care of things I do for USA Boxing, and then maybe eat something light and head over to my other gym to condition. The evenings are for my family, I try to give my sister an hour or so to herself and I'll sit and hang with the kids while I cook, and then I'll hit a light run before bed.
Q. What is the greatest difficulty about your sport?
A. The time away from home. It's a long day at the gym.
Q. What is the best compliment you have ever received?
A. Any compliment I get from my coach is the best. The best feeling is when Im sparring or fighting and I come to my corner for water and he just smiles. Then I know I'm doing good.
Q. What words would best describe you when you were in high school?
Q. If you could giveaway $50,000, how or who would you give it to?
A. I would split it in half for two of the boys I teach Pauly & Kevin. I'd invest it for them so they have something for their future.
HEATHER "THE HEAT" HARDY AND DEVON CORMACK TRAIN LOCAL YOUTH PAUL ANTHONY TO BECOME 2013 GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION
Paul Anthony from Brooklyn, NY started in Gleason's Gym, GAKAD - Give A Kid A Dream Program and trained under the watchful eye of Head Coach Devon Cormack (also "The Heat's" coach) and Assistant Coach Heather Hardy for just under under 2 years.
CONGRATULATIONS PAUL ANTHONY! 141 lb Novice Golden Gloves Champion.
"THE HEAT" UNDEFEATED 5-0
AFTER her first 6 round bout at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC last night, Heather "The Heat" Hardy, remains undefeated 5-0, winning with a scorecard of 60-53,
60-54, 60-54 over Mikayla Nebel from Columbus Ohio.
This bout was a highly anticipated rematch between the 2 female boxers who both came with something to prove.
However, it was Hardy who was clearly the stronger, dominant force. "The Heat" put in a phenomenal performance, she boxed more from the inside, leaving Nebel overwhelmed last night. At times Nebel appeared fatigued and it was Hardy's conditioning that carried her well through the rounds.
Heather shared her thoughts after the fight.
"I never take any of my opponents lightly, and this was no exception. She was the girl who dropped me to the floor with a strong right hand in the first minute of our previous fight, and I knew that with the added six pounds, she would be in to avenge that two point advantage she once had on me".
We try not to make game plans, because you never know what the other boxer is going to bring to the table. The plan was to react. I felt great- everything was working like it should (except my uppercut) lol."
"Mikayla is tough, strong, and talented. But she's no comparison to the elite sparring I get from Ashley, and from the watchful eyes of Devon sitting in my corner and telling me EXACTLY how to beat her. My training and hard worked helped me coast through the six rounds to my fifth win."
"The Heat" has been described by seasoned professionals as an exciting fighter who continues to develop her technique.
She is a fan favorite who is experiencing a fast growing fan base and gaining much respect in the boxing industry with every fight.
A NOTE OF THANKS FROM "THE HEAT" 04.04.13
"Another win and still undefeated! For those who say boxing is a "one on one" sport, Team Heat proves them all wrong.
Tonight's win came from the blood, sweat and tears of me and my mentor, my coach and my best friend Devon Cormack....
along with the love and support of all my friends, family, and fans. Each one of you has touched my
life and motivated me to keep pushing harder and doing what I do.
Not one gesture by any of you has ever gone unnoticed and for that, I thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart."
"Much much love and respect always"
“THE HEAT’S” OPPONENT ANNOUNCED.....AND….. IT’S A REMATCH!"
Heather “The Heat” Hardy to face Mikayla Nebel in a rematch at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC April 4, 2013
THIS is not the first time Heather “The Heat” Hardy (4-0) will face Mikayla Nebel (0-4) in the ring. In August 2012, Hardy faced Nebel in a 4 round showdown at the very same venue. That fight was “The Heat's” debut as a professional boxer… and we all remember that 1st round knockdown, where Hardy came back and 'brought the heat' to win 38-37, by unanimous decision. "The Heat's" comeback in that round was so impressive that it made it's way into 2012 Female Rounds of the Year compilation.
It's 10 months later and Hardy and Nebel will face off again. Since their last match “The Heat” has had 3 more professional fights and remains undefeated.
This is what “The Heat” had to say about her rematch.
"When I first found out I was fighting her, I was pretty excited. She was my first fight and she's been the only girl who got me down on the floor and had a chance to beat me. She even thought that she won! So it's fitting for me to give her this rematch and leave no doubt in her mind who the real winner was. She came into the fight with more experience, confident she would come out with a win. With three more fights under my belt, I'm a little more seasoned and I'm totally up for the challenge."
"I was feeling good last time I fought her and am feeling good now. The Only difference is, the first time I fought her it was my professional debut- and I didn't know what to expect."
Devon Cormack, “The Heat's” Trainer shared the following:
"We are a lot more experienced this time around and we have been working on basic things that I felt were lacking in their first meeting. I'm confident that Heather has a different feel leading into this fight as a professional fighter with a few bouts behind her then as an amateur. Nebel will be seeing a different "Heat" than in their first meeting."
"We are in the gym putting in the work we need to."
This rematch is not to be missed……….
NYS ATHLETIC COMMISSION - WOMEN IN BOXING PROFILE
ALTHOUGH boxing is traditionally a man's sport, Heather 'The Heat' Hardy is breaking boundaries and changing perceptions about professional female boxing.
HEATHER HANDLING TRAINING: GLEASON'S ALL FEMALE BOXING CLINIC
HEATHER Hardy will be handling training for the Gleason's Gym third All Female Boxing Clinic on April 18, 19 and 20, 2013, alongside fellow top female trainers and World Champions. Book Your Reservations Today. Contact Bruce Silverglade or Heather Hardy at Gleason's Gym for more information. Cost of the clinic $299.
You do not have to attend the clinic to participate in the boxing show.