“I stayed in the game in the sense that I’m a boxing coach, and every once in a while I would put on my headgear and play with them and rub them in the backyards of our buildings,” a- she declared. “I would line them all up, go around ‘feel my glove’ and frustrate them. (Laughs) And I would realize you still have it, Heat. But beyond the love of boxing, there is the desire and that push that gets you to overcome the training hump. Work a nine to ten hour day and get up again at 5 to practice. We’re there at 5am for the sparring, I run at 5:45 am when it’s still dark, just so I can have my full day of training and a full day of work. It is the heart, it is love. Do I love her that much? That’s what I hope this fight tells me.
This fight, against Camara of Montreal, is not easy, but taking easy fights was never Hardy’s business, even after a year and a half away from the sport. That’s why people always care and why they’re going to tune in whenever it’s on the map. And who knows, maybe this move to 135 is the start of something that could lead to a long-awaited fight with undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor that will become a reality.
“Of course I still want this fight; anyone would want this fight, but it’s Katie who decides, ”said Hardy. “Katie can pick the bigger fighters, and I just lost, so I’m not the one who says, ‘I deserve this fight’, because I’ve lost my position and my position a bit. I can play the Brooklyn-Irish card and hope they call me for a fight there (laughs), but it’s not a good idea for me to say, ‘I should fight Katie.’ “
Perhaps this is Hardy’s real draw. No Nonsense, Honest and Decent, as she debuts on FIGHT PASS, she is the epitome of the UFC slogan, “As real as it gets.” This is Heather Hardy, who is going to be honest with herself after Camara’s fight regarding her fist future.
“It’s not really the kind of sport you can do without your heart, and that’s why I know if I want to face the big dogs with the titles, the six figures, the expectations, then I have to make sure. you really know that my heart, body and mind are there, ”she said. “That’s exactly what this test is for me. Deep in my head I feel like I’m already past my prime and one of those fighters who should have hung up when they did? That’s what this fight is here to show me. Do I still have the dog in me? “
“I think so. I don’t think the dog is going away.