Heather Hardy engaged in a 10 round battle against Shelly Vincent as both fighters gave fans in The Amphitheater a reason to remain on their feet. There was so much action in this fight that the rounds were nearly hard to score. After 10 hard-hitting rounds Hardy won by a Majority Decision. Vincent quickly declared that she wants a rematch.
“This is definitely a win for women’s boxing. We had great pace throughout and kept the fans invested the whole time.
“I thought I won pretty convincingly. She only really caught me a few times the whole fight. I knew that I had to be tactical to win the fight.
“The nerves were there at the beginning. It was like Christmas Eve times ten for me.
“Every time she crowded me she would get off more punches. I wanted to keep the fight from the outside and when I did that I had a lot of success.”
“I was the aggressor. I was coming forward and I landed the bigger shots. Everyone saw the fight.
“I definitely thought I won the fight. I landed the cleaner shots and went to get her. I got headbutted all night long.
“I came here and everybody told me I’d get robbed. I’ll take the rematch but I’m not playing by these rules. I want her to come up to Providence.”