New York, NY – SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 – Everlast worldwide, the premier boxing and combat sports equipment manufacturer, has signed boxing champion and mixed martial artist, Heather Hardy.
A two sport star, Heather “the Heat” Hardy is well known in both mixed martial arts and boxing. Heather won her MMA debut on Bellator’s Madison Square Garden show via TKO stoppage. In her last boxing match, she won the WBO world title and extended her unbeaten streak to 22-0. She currently fights out of the famed Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York.
Outside of the ring, Hardy is an outspoken advocate for women’s boxing and shares her story of struggles while pursuing her boxing goal. She lived out of her gym, Gleasons, while battling homelessness and competing at world title level.
“We love adding, not only another female fighter to the roster, but someone who represents herself and the sport so well,” said Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Zoller. “Heather’s story outside the ring and her boxing credentials make it exciting for us to partner with her in her journey.”
Heather Hardy is the latest to join Everlast’s roster of champions and contenders. She is the second women fighter and first female MMA fighter to be a part of Team Everlast.
“I’m thrilled to have Everlast in my corner. I obviously appreciate their awesome equipment but what I love most is their character,” said Heather Hardy. “They understand the needs of a professional fighter while still making products that are perfect for my students. I’m grateful to work with a company that respects athletes and especially one that promotes women in sport.”
You can watch Hardy in action Friday, at the Madison Square Garden Theater, or on the DAZN OTT platform. She defends her WBO featherweight title against Amanda Serrano.
To keep updated on Heather “the Heat” Hardy and other #TeamEverlast fighters, head to: www.everlast.com/pro-team.