Featherweight champion Heather Hardy tells Everlast about her amazing rise in boxing in this short documentary.
Heather was always attracted to sports that are dominated by men. She wanted to be a baseball player as a kid, but was told to play softball instead. When she told people that she wanted to get into boxing, she was told that she would never make it. Despite male boxers being amongst the best paid athletes in sport, Heather still had to work 6 jobs even when she was a pro boxer. She stuck at it though and eventually competed at the highest levels.
Although she’s done incredibly well in her profession, she still thinks that the women’s side of the sport is way behind. For men, they have countless role models. Going all the way back to Muhammad Ali, through to Mike Tyson right up to modern superstars like Floyd Mayweather, men have tons of top stars to model themselves after. But female boxers still haven’t reached those heights yet. Heather hopes that her legacy will help to change that.
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