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Hardy-Vincent 2 Added To Oct. 27 Jacobs-Derevyanchenko Card



Word is out that Oct. 27 is the re-set date for the Danny Jacobs versus Sergey Derevyanchenko middleweight bout, which is landing at the Madison Square Garden Theater, after having been pegged to the Nassau Coliseum.

Now we get word of a supporting bout on the card. Heather Hardy will meet Shelly Vincent in a rematch of their summer 2016 faceoff..

..which was a rock-solid rumble. Promoter Lou DiBella told us that he is looking forward to the sequel, and that it will be shown on the international feed. “My first shot at a world title,” Hardy told NYF. “That’s everything to me!”

Jacobs vs Derevyanchenko will screen on HBO, with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom as the promoter.

Dibella said that in the US, fight fans will be able to watch a stream of the Hardy v Vincent (see her Tweet below) scrap, good news for the devoted fan base of the Booklyn based two-sport threat, as well as Vincent’s crew, in and around Rhode Island.

A scan of Boxrec tells us that Oct. 27 is a busy day for boxing. DiBella’s ace 140 pounder, Regis Prograis.. slated to glove up that night, in Louisiana, against Terry Flanagan, with Regis’ interim WBO 140 pound crown up for grabs.

Might that make for a sticky and strange situation, being that this scrap is part of the World Boxing Super Series second season, and Hearn’s platform-pal DAZN is set to stream the WBSS bouts?

So, might we see Hearn’s fare going up against itself, on HBO and then DAZN?

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine,, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.