Richardson Hitchins Is The Wildcard At 140
By Vince D’Writer: Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis are current world champions who headline a weight class that features many talented fighters, but super lightweight contender Richardson Hitchins (16-0, 7 KOs) could be the wildcard who is starting to appear on everybody’s radar.
After representing his parents’ home country of Haiti in the 2016 Summer Olympics, Hitchins decided to turn pro, and six months later, he signed on with Mayweather Promotions. Hitchins would go on to have a five-year run under the Mayweather Promotions banner until he felt a change was needed.
The change in his boxing career came in the form of Eddie Hearn and Matchroom boxing. With Mayweather Promotions, Hitchins started feeling as if his career was becoming a bit stagnated. He proceeded to seek an opportunity in regards to being more active and receiving ample opportunities to showcase his skills.
After signing with Matchroom in September 2022, Hitchins was put to work two months later, as he was set to face Yomar Alamo in the co-feature of the Montana Love-Steve Spark card. Hitchins took immediate control of the bout by consistently working off the jab and setting up his combinations.
As the rounds went by, it became apparent that Richardson Hitchins was thoroughly outclassing his opponent. He was a complete ring technician, as he routinely landed combinations, and he was able to dictate the pace and range of the bout throughout the first eight rounds.
At the conclusion of the eighth round, Yomar Alamo went to his corner, and due to his lack of production, his team decided to call an end to the contest. With the win, Richardson Hitchins earned the vacant IBF North American super lightweight title.
Hitchins had a successful debut with his new promotional company, and a few months later, he was back in the ring as part of the Amanda Serrano-Erika Cruz undercard. It was a battle of unbeaten super lightweights who were both pursuing the opportunity to earn a quality win and rise in the rankings, as Richardson Hitchins faced John Bauza.
On paper, this matchup seemed like it would be an exciting bout between Hitchins, the boxing technician, and Bauza, the pressure fighter. When reality played out, the fight was a one-sided affair as Hitchins dominated all ten rounds.
For the second consecutive time, Richardson Hitchins used his new DAZN platform to once again illustrate the fact that he was too fast and too skilled for his opponent. Hitchins is a talented contender who is sharp, very accurate with his punches, defensively responsible, has a high boxing IQ, and he’s very confident in his abilities.
Richardson Hitchins is ranked number 13 in the IBF, and he believes he belongs in the conversation with the thoroughbreds, but he understands the fact that everything is a process. Hitchins is confident a clash between himself and WBC champion Regis Prograis is possible in the future, but for now, he feels realistic options for his next fight are Montana Love, Steve Spark, or Liam Paro.
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