Heather Hardy hopes recognition comes from Holm v Rousey KO

Phil Jay 19/11/2015

Undefeated WBC International super bantamweight champion Heather Hardy is preparing for her rematch with Noemi Bosques on December 5th as the New Yorker aims to move to 15-0 as a professional.

The 33 year-old has been highly impressive on the road to a certain world title shot and now features on the forthcoming WBA middleweight championship bill between Daniel Jacobs and Peter Quillin in her home city.

At a recent media gathering, Hardy was asked her thoughts on former boxer Holly Holm’s sensational knockout of the seemingly invincible UFC flag bearer Ronda Rousey, which ‘The Heat’ is hopefuly can only raise the profile of women’s combat sports further.

“Holly Holm didn’t prove that Ronda Rousey couldn’t fight because Ronda is a good fighter. She just proved that there are lots of good female fighters,” said Hardy.

“There are good female fighters everywhere and hopefully we’ll get the recognition that there is a large pool of female athletes that are not recognized,” she added.

Hardy could conceivably meet either if there are to be crossover fights or any of the trio switch codes in the near future, whilst a second fight between Holm and Rousey looks nailed on for the first half of 2016.

Rousey, 28, is currently serving 180 days suspended for the manner of her knockout loss, but looks set to take the opportunity to rectify her first defeat in a rematch with the 34 year-old ‘Preacher’s Daughter’ once the ban expires.