Heather Hardy is getting ready to finish her business with Renata Domsodi this Saturday on the undercard of Garcia-Malignaggi at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Hardy first fought Domsodi earlier this year in April, but an accidental cut over Domsodi’s eye forced a no contest. Coincidently enough, the rematch is taking place in the same venue as the first fight.
Hardy told Thaboxingvoice’s Nestor Gibbs that she has been working on making the necessary adjustments in this camp, specifically based off of the things she learned in their first fight.
“We fought back in April and it was stopped because of an accidental head-butt,” Hardy said. “She was kind of with her head down and just swinging and I was standing up a little too tall. We’ve been working on stepping to the side and being a little more patient.”
In the April fight with Domsodi, Hardy was getting her first real push of the year and it was her chance to get on the kind of roll that jumpstarts her career in a major way. The no contest was a disappointment, but it happens in the sport. However, Hardy feels like the unfinished business was not really worth revisiting and it feels like a step in the same direction.
Hardy did not think the rematch was entirely necessary, but she just wants to put this win in the books and move on to bigger things.
“I really didn’t want it. I don’t think she deserved it. She’s a German champion and she wants my belt. She felt she deserved another chance and I’m just looking to put this to bed.”
With Hardy’s promotional team having direct connections with Al Haymon, it isn’t completely unlikely that she might find herself on the televised portion of a PBC event one of these days. You could argue that if any female fighter is going to fight on PBC TV in the future it will be her. She certainly is popular in the East Coast and she has the numbers to prove it.
When asked about the possibility of a PBC fight one day, Hardy responded by saying, “That’s what I’m hoping for, man; us girls don’t make money because those networks close the door on us. They don’t want to hear about televising a female fight.
“You know what, in 3 months I’m almost over $80,000 in ticket sales at the Barclays Center. If don’t show that people want to come and see women fight then I don’t know what does. You up my stage and I will up my game. I show it every time.”