Heather "The Heat" Hardy, born January 25, 1982, and raised in the tight-knit
Irish-American community of Gerittsen Beach, Brooklyn, New York. A single mom,
Hardy first began taking kickboxing classes after having her daughter, to get
back in shape. She was soon asked to join the fighting team where after just
three weeks of ever having laced up a pair of gloves, she won her first
Hardy soon gained the attention of trainer, Devon Cormack,
(brother and trainer of WBC World Champion Alicia Ashley) and began training
with him at Gleason’s Gym. After 11 months of training, Hardy captured the 2011
Metro (125 lbs) and Regional Titles then went on to win the USA Boxing 2011
Photo Credit: Sue Johnson, 2011 Nationals
In 2012 Hardy took the NYC Golden Gloves Featherweight title and
was awarded the honor of "Best Female Boxed of the Tournament". Shortly after,
Hardy and Cormack together made the decision for her to fight professionally.
Credit Anna Bauer, 8/2/2012, Pro Debut, Roseland
Ballroom, v Mikayla Nebel
On August 2, 2012, at the Roseland Ballroom,
in New York, New York, Hardy, 119, made her pro
debut winning by a four-round unanimous decision over Mikayla Nebel,
117, of Ohio.
2012-08-02 Heather Hardy vs Mikayla Nebel by sweetboxing1
In Hardy's pro debut, she and Nebel fought
toe-to-toe for four rounds, with both she and Nebel impressing the crowd with
the non-stop action in the fight. Judges scores on all cards were 38-37, in favor of Hardy.
Credit Ed Diller, 10/24/2012, Roseland Ballroom, v
On October 24, 2012, at the Roseland Ballroom, in New York, New
Hardy, 124, fought her second pro bout against Unique Harris, 120, who was
making her pro debut. Hardy won by a four-round unanimous
Less than two months later, on December 8, 2012, at the Resorts World Casino, in
Queens, New York, Hardy, 122, won her third pro fight by a four-round unanimous
decision over Ivana Coleman, 123.5, of Slidell, Louisiana.
Hardy was now 3-0-0 (0KO).
[Link to News Story on Hardy]
Coach, Devon Cormack has said of Hardy, “She will be another world champion
fighter. No doubt about it. She is that good.” Hardy hopes to fight for a title
in a year.
On January 23, 2013, at the B.B.
Kings, in New York City, New York, Heather Hardy, of Bronx, New York, won her
fourth pro bout, now 4-0-0 record, after winning a four-round unanimous decision
over Peggy Maerz, of Canada, and now 2-3-1. Word is the fight was action-packed,
and that Heather Hardy was "On Fire!"
Saturday, 17 August 2013