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Undefeated 20-0 (4 KO) Professional Boxer Heather "The Heat" Hardy received the WBC Belt in the first televised women's boxing match in almost 20 years. Hardy is a professional boxer from Brooklyn, NY and has been "fighting" to get women's boxing the visibility it deserves on national TV. Her efforts finally paid off on August 21, 2016 when Premier Boxing Champions and NBC Sports aired the fight, bringing women's boxing back with the crowd on their feet chanting "Hardy" through the entire program. The historical event occurred on the same day the USA received its 2nd consecutive Olympic Gold Medal ever in women's boxing, both won by the same woman. "This just means so much to women's boxing -- they can't ignore us anymore," said Heather Hardy.
Hardy currently holds two division WBC Champion Belts, Super Bantamweight and Featherweight. Heather was the first woman to be signed to a long term promotional contract to DiBella Entertainment, currently the biggest boxing promoter in NY. She is also the first woman to box professionally and be put on the card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and now the first to be televised on national television in almost two decades. In 2017 she was awarded the Golden Glove Award by Mayweather Productions for the work she's done diversifying the sports industry through her remarkable success as a female boxer and continuous achievements in the industry.
In 2017 she made her debut at Madison Square Garden as an MMA fighter with Bellator winning by TKO. A press favorite, she's quoted as saying "I think I just fell in love, I'm hooked" when asked what she thought about fighting in a cage.
She trains at the World Famous Gleason’s Gym located in Brooklyn, NY which has been home to many boxing champions over the years. Outside of training, she's a single mother and a personal boxing trainer working out of Shadowbox with celebrities and business professionals.