Quotes and Tix Info From HEATHER HARDY



Quotes and Tix Info From HEATHER HARDY

We are ticking down to fight night, the culmination after the training, the prep work which can be so grueling and excruciating and physically and mentally draining.

It all sounds so appealing, right?

Then try all this when you aren't yet at that star status which allows you to concentrate all your 9 to 5 energy on your fistic vocation.

Heather Hardy trains people at Gleason's Gym, while juggling her daughters' school schedule, and gets ready to do battle, as she is at Barclays Center in Brooklyn Saturday, an example of multi tasking to the extreme.

Hardy, now 16-0, meets 8-1 Kirstie Simmons of Colorado on the Lou Dibella event.

Hardy spoke to NYFIGHTS about this test:

“This is a must win fight for me. Women's boxing is cresting, the wave is building. I can't and won't let up on this momentum. This does not bode well for my opponent. I feel absolutely fierce. Ferocious.”


“My punching power has moved into a new level. My foe, Kirstie Simmons, is solid,” Hardy said. “She's coming to Brooklyn, and she should know that basically New Yorkers are nice…but on Saturday, nope. I'm looking to continue to make a statement about my talent, about women's boxing, about Brooklyn boxing. Barclays Center has become a home for me, and I want you all to come out and check out what I think is a great boxing card. I'm aiming to steal the show, but realize that won't be easy with Keith Thurman fighting Shawn Porter in the main event. Soon enough, women will be main eventing. I'm not stopping til I get that slot! So come out on Saturday, catch this wave with me and this movement! You can get the tickets from me, go to I appreciate all the support and I will fight my ass off as a thank you!”

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.