“HARDY” PREMIERES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 11:45AM – BOW TIE CHELSEA CINEMAS, NEW YORK, NY
NEXT INSTALLMENT OF BROADWAY BOXING, DECEMBER 3RD – B.B. KING BLUES CLUB & GRILL, NEW YORK, NY
NEW YORK, NY (11/13/14) – Just as a documentary about her rise in the boxing world is about to premiere this Sunday, November 16, in New York City, it was decided that popular female boxer Heather “The Heat” Hardy, 11-0 (2 KOs), will be added to the next installment of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series. The card will take place on Wednesday, December 3, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, in Times Square, New York City.
Known as the “First Lady of DBE”, Hardy was the subject of a documentary, titled “HARDY”, that followed her around for two years as she set out on a professional boxing career that began in 2012. The film, which was executive produced by Lou DiBella, produced by DiBella’s production company BK Blu Productions and directed by Natasha Verma, delves into Hardy’s complex and unique life as a female boxer and single mother from Brooklyn as well as her turbulent past that ultimately influenced her to step inside a ring.
Premiering at the DOC NYC Film Festival as part of its Jock Docs selection, “HARDY” will be screened at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY), on Sunday, November 16, at 11:45 AM. To purchase tickets to the film, please visit: http://bit.ly/1vjLnbd.
“As a fighter you’re trained to be guarded, but Heather is strikingly honest in this revealing film. This is not a boxing film, but a movie about a woman searching for her purpose in life,” said Lou DiBella, indicating that the film will appeal to a broader audience. “Her search for identity is sometimes unconventional and may seem impossible to many, but that’s what draws you into the film. The film is full of real life characters, dramatic revelations and edge-of-your-seat moments.”
“Most people just see me as being really tough because I’m a fighter, but watching the film, you’ll get to understand all of the pain, hard work and sacrifice that it takes to become successful. People often see my success and say to me ‘Wow, you’re so lucky.’ I’ve never lucky, I’ve had to work hard my entire life,” said Hardy, reflecting on what the film reveals.
In her last bout on October 15, Hardy took on Las Vegas-resident Crystal Hoy, going the 10-round distance for the first time. Expertly outboxing Hoy the entire route, throwing in combination, counterpunching and showing adept footwork, Hardy earned a unanimous decision to win the WBC International junior featherweight championship in her most impressive performance to date.
“Against Hoy, I had the most fun and was the most relaxed I’ve ever been in the ring,” said Hardy. “Winning that green and gold WBC belt meant everything to me. It’s what every fighter dreams of when they first start out. Of course, I want to go on to become a world champion, but just being a part of the WBC family now is such an honor.
“I’ll be fighting on three weeks notice on December 3, but I’ll be ready. I didn’t take much of a break after my last fight. I wanted to get right back in the gym and continue working to hone my skills. It doesn’t matter who I’ll be fighting. I’m just looking forward to entertaining the fans and putting on a great show.”
More information regarding DiBella Entertainment’s upcoming Broadway Boxing event on December 3 will be announced shortly.
The Broadway Boxing event on December 3 is sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group and Everlast. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $125, $100, $75 and $55. Tables are also available for purchase for this event, with VIP tables going for $1,000 per table (5 seats at $200 per seat), Ringside tables for $500 (5 seats at $100), and $375 tables (5 seats at $75). Tickets are available for purchase by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577. Doors open at 6:30pm with the first bout scheduled for 7:00pm.
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