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HEATHER “THE HEAT” HARDY RETURNS TO BARCLAYS CENTER ON BRONER-VARGAS UNDERCARD, SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Brooklyn, NY (April 2, 2018) Brooklyn’s *Heather “The Heat” Hardy* (20-0, 4
KOs) returns to Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING, on Saturday,
April 21, for the ninth time in a highly anticipated eight-round
featherweight clash with former world title challenger *Paola “La Fiera”
Torres* (12-2-1, 5 KOs), of Monterrey, Mexico.

The Premier Boxing Champions event is headlined by four-division
champion *Adrien
Broner* battling former welterweight world champion *Jessie Vargas* in a
12-round bout live on SHOWTIME. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast
begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features undefeated former world
champion *Jermall
Charlo* clashing with once-beaten *Hugo Centeno, Jr. *for the interim
160-pound world title and former champions *Gervonta “Tank” Davis* and *Jesus
Cuellar *as they square off for the WBA 130-pound Super World Championship.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions,
DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, start at $50 and can be purchased
atticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets
can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays
Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

“I was born and raised in Brooklyn and remember riding the train while
Barclays Center was being built hoping that I could one day fight there.
It’s a cliché, but it’s really been a dream come true, and I’m thrilled to
be back on April 21,” said Hardy. “Barclays Center now feels like home; the
backstage area feels like my mom’s house and the ring is like my living
room. I can’t wait to get back in the ring on such a great night of boxing.
I know Torres is tough and coming to win, but she has two hands, just like
me, and I’ll be prepared for both of them.”

“Highlighting the off-TV undercard of a terrific SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP
BOXING tripleheader on April 21 will be Brooklyn’s Heather ‘The Heat’ Hardy
in her anticipated return to boxing, facing former world title challenger
Paola Torres,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “In
boxing, Hardy is a two-time WBC International champion and, after taking
some time off to compete in the cage, she is ready to bring the heat back
to the ring, starting with an emphatic victory in front of her hometown
fans at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.”

The popular Hardy returns to the squared circle following two outstanding
performances in 2017, earning consecutive eight-round unanimous decisions
against Hungary’s Edina Kiss, on March 4 and May 18.

Hardy is best known for smashing the ceiling on women’s boxing in the
United States with her victory versus Shelly Vincent on August 21, 2016,
telecast to millions on network TV.

Recently competing in mixed martial arts, on February 16, 2018 at the
Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, Hardy defeated Ana Julaton in the
cage. Hardy dominated the action over three five-minute rounds in the
nationally televised bout and was victorious by unanimous scores of 30-27
twice and 29-28.

A professional for five years, Torres challenged Brooklyn’s Cindy Serrano
on May 13, 2017 for the WBO Featherweight World Title in Aguas Buenas,
Puerto Rico. Fighting in a close, hotly contested fight over 10 rounds,
Torres came up short to the more experienced Serrano by a close unanimous
decision.

Torres has won two fights by stoppage since the defeat including a TKO
against Karla Hernandez in the third round on March 1, in Monterrey, Mexico.