Heather Hardy returns at Boxing Insider “Disruption” on February 23 in NYC

Posted on 30/01/2023

Hardy in honor of former coach Hector Roca to return to her most recent victory scene on a card featuring the New York area boxers’ wealth

January 30, 2023, New York, New York – – Former World Champion Heather “The Heat” Hardy will play against the former Brazilian champion Taynna Cardoso during an eight-round super featherweight match in the main event at Sony Hall, in the heart of Times Square, in downtown Manhattan, on Thursday, February 23.

In the co-feature section, Brooklyn’s Frederic “French Revolution” Julan will clash with South Jersey Decarlo “3medno” Perez in an eight-round light heavyweight bout. Elon “El Leon” of Jesus will fight in a six round super bantamweight competition and three additional bouts will be added soon.

The February 23 event is being promoted by Boxing Insider in association with DiBella Entertainment.

Tickets, starting at $85 for general admission are available HERE

Hardy said: “Thank you very much to DiBella Entertainment and Boxing Insider for trying to secure me a spot on this show in honor of my late coach, mentor and father, Hector Roca. “The day before he passed away, we sat in his hospital room, me in the corner of the bed. He put his hand on mine and said ‘honey, they all think you’re past your prime, but you haven’t made it. This will be your year’. I’m ready and ready to start 2023 right here in front of all my NYC fans for Dad.”

“In theory, this is one of the best local cards in New York in years,” said Larry Goldberg of Boxing Insider.

Heather Hardy (23-2, 4 KO’s), born and raised in Brooklyn and former World Boxing Organization Featherweight champion, will bring on “The Heat” once again after making headlines in its premiere. as advertised by Boxing Insider on October 13. Heather graduated from John Jay College in Brooklyn, started boxing in the gym at the age of twenty-four, and debuted professionally in 2012 at the age of twenty-eight. . In 2014, she won the vacancy WBC International Super Bantamweight Title and in 2016 won the WBC international featherweight title. On October 27, 2018, Heather became world champion, claiming the WBO featherweight belt with a unanimous decision victory over Shelly Vincent at Madison Square Garden. Heather lost the title the following September in a unified title match against WBC World Champion Amanda Serrano in a clash of female boxing stars. Most recently, Heather won by unanimous decision against Calista Silgado on October 22. Taynnaa Cardoso (5-1, 1KO) from Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil made his professional debut in 2017 and won the Brazilian featherweight belt in just his second match.

Frederic “French Revolution” Julan (12-2, 10 KO) was born in Paris and now lives in Brooklyn. He made his professional debut in 2016 and won his first ten games. Julan is looking to bounce back from two tough decisive defeats, most recently at Madison Square Garden. Decarlo “3medno” Perez (19-7, 6 KO), from Atlantic City, is a former U.S. State of New Jersey super middleweight champion and Jersey Shore fan favorite. His final game was a tough, majority decision loss to Nadim Salloum at Sony Hall in December.

Elon “El Leon” of Jesus (4-1, 3 KOs) from Dunkirk, NY, makes his professional debut on December 18, 2020. Elon will fight in a six-round bantamweight match.

Streaming and additional match information will be announced soon.


Founded in 1997 as the premier boxing news and information destination, Boxing Insider recently moved into the advertising business. This will be Boxing Insider’s third professional boxing promotion. It promoted one amateur boxing event and two professional events, on October 13 and December 21, both at Sony Hall, Times Square, New York, NY.


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