Heather “The Heat” Hardy versus Calista Silgado will be the main event of a six bout card stacked with local boxers on her return to the ring on Thursday, October 13. The card tabbed “New Beginnings,” will take place at Sony Hall, in the heart of Times Square, mid-town Manhattan.
Hardy-Silgado will be a six round lightweight bout. In the co-feature will be Ivan Golub, a native of the Ukraine who currently resides in Brooklyn. The remainder of the card includes Andy Dominguez of the Bronx, Lebanon native Nadim Salloum now residing in Brooklyn, Orville Crooks who hails from the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn and Armenian Petros Ananyan who resides in Los Angeles.
Hardy (22-2, 4 KO's), Brooklyn born and raised and former World Boxing Organization featherweight champion, will return after 17 months of inactivity as she mounts another run at a world championship.
Calista Silgado (20-15, 15 KOs) from Santiago de Tolu, Colombia made her professional debut in 2012 and is an eight-time world title challenger. She also fought in a bare-knuckle fight in October 2021.
In a co-feature, Golub will be putting his USBA welterweight title on the line in a yet to be determined opponent. Golub (20-1, 15 KO's), known as "The Volk," is ranked #7 in the world by the International Boxing Federation.
Fans at Sony Hall will also get a chance to see Andy Dominguez (7-0, 5 KO's) of the Bronx, a dynamic flyweight who currently holds the World Boxing Association Fedecentro title, which he puts on the line. At 18 years of age, he is already 14th in the world in the WBA rankings.
The unpredictable Nadim Salloum (8-1, 3 KO's), the first pro fighter born and raised in Lebanon, will be seen in a six-round light heavyweight bout. Salloum, who now lives in Brooklyn, has a large and vocal following among his countrymen in the New York City area.
Another light heavyweight on the card is Orville Crooks (3-0, 2 KO's), one of best amateurs New York has produced in recent years. Crooks, who hails from the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, is both a U.S. Amateur champion and a National Golden Gloves champion.
In an eight-round super lightweight bout will be former World Boxing Association Continental Americas super lightweight champion Petros Ananyan (16-3-2, 7 KOs), born and raised in Armenia and now residing in Los Angeles. Petros will battle Brazilian Paulo Cesar Galdino (12-5, 8 KOs)