Eye on Women's Boxing – Heather Hardy Fights Dec. 5th
Dec 03 2015 7:02 PM
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This Saturday, December 5th will see the boxing world's attention firmly fixed on The Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York as Showtime brings us the Middleweight showdown between Peter Quillin and Daniel Jacobs.

The big event is promoted by Lou DiBella and DiBella Entertainment and counts on a lot of high level talent up and down the ten fight card.

Long-time DiBella signee Heather Hardy is just that type of talent, and she looks to go to (15-0) as she continues her march to capture a world title.

Hardy is out of Brooklyn, New York and she came to the sport of boxing late, as she was looking to get back in shape after the birth of her daughter.

She was noticed early on by competitors as a natural athlete, and it was soon after that she came to be guided by trainer Devon Cormack.

Cormack, a former kickboxing world champion knows a thing or two about women's boxing, as he became a boxing trainer after retiring from competition and is the man responsible for training multiple-time Super Bantamweight World Champion Alicia Ashley, who is his sister.

With such influences as Cormack and Ashley and her own raw talent, Hardy quickly moved into the amateur ranks, where she won a US Boxing National Title in 2011 and the 2012 New York City Golden Gloves.

She turned professional shortly thereafter and has not looked back since, going (14-0) and establishing herself as the number 6th ranked woman in the Super Bantamweight class in boxrec.com's international rankings.

This match with Bosques is a re-match, as the two met last May on the undercard of Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri.

That bout ended in a close split decision win for Hardy, with the judge's cards reading as follows: John Basile 77-75, John Poturaj 79-73, Jim Pierce 75-77

Bosques has to feel she was close after that first meeting, and she is not coming to New York to lose.

On a card with a lot of talent, this fight has the potential to steal the show.

WBC World Champion Alicia Ashley is now 48 years old, and though she remains active, it won't be long before she will be passing on the torch.

Heather Hardy hopes to be there to take the torch forward.

Hardy vs Bosques is this Saturday night.

Check out this excellent interview with Devon Cormack from our archives at The Sweet Science. (Dated February 7th, 2006 by Luca De Franco).

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