This past Saturday before a boisterous sold-out crowd at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY, DiBella Entertainment presented the latest edition of its popular Broadway Boxing series. In the co-feature bout of the evening, Heather “The Heat” Hardy continued on her path to stardom, scoring a devastating second-round TKO over Ana Gomez to pick up her first professional title in the process.
Hardy, who only turned pro last year, has quickly become one of the major attractions on the New York boxing scene and, on this night, fighting for the first time in her home city of Brooklyn, she didn’t disappoint. Fighting in front of her legion of adoring and growing fan base, Hardy picked up the Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) junior featherweight title in impressive fashion.
Hardy came out on fire, dishing out heavy punishment from the outset. Hardy had Gomez in trouble immediately, as she scored vicious shots with both hands. Gomez was able to make it out of the round, but the end seemed near.
Hardy picked up right where she left off in the second, once again blitzing Gomez and opening up with both hands. With Gomez taking hard shots, the referee wisely jumped in, calling a halt to the contest at 1:44 of the frame. With the victory, Hardy improves to a perfect 7-0, 2KO’s and looks to be inching towards her first world title opportunity in 2014.