in the United States
Current rankings @ Super Lightweight
When is Hitchins vs Barboza Jr?
Richardson Hitchins could face the challenge of Arnold Barboza Jr in Summer 2024 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
Hitchins vs Barboza Jr stats
Richardson Hitchins would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Arnold Barboza Jr would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 29 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Hitchins would have a slight advantage in power over Barboza Jr, with a 41% knock out percentage over Barboza Jr's 38%.
Richardson Hitchins is the younger man by 6 years, at 26 years old.
Hitchins has a height advantage of 1 inch over Barboza Jr. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Richardson Hitchins & Arnold Barboza Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.
Hitchins is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 10 months later than Barboza Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 72 less professional rounds, 106 to Barboza Jr's 178.
Richardson Hitchins goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 6 by the RING at super lightweight.
Arnold Barboza Jr is currently ranked number 5 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 10 by the IBF and 8 by the RING in the 140lb division.
Hitchins vs Barboza Jr form
Hitchins remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Jose Zepeda on 23rd September 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Caribe Royale Orlando, Orlando, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat John Bauza on 4th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Yomar Alamo on 12th November 2022 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland.
Before that, he had beat Angel Sarinana Rodriguez on 23rd May 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
He had defeated Malik Hawkins on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Armory, Minnesota.
Barboza Jr remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Xolisani Ndongeni on 6th January 2024 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jose Pedraza on 3rd February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Danielito Zorrilla on 15th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Pechanga Resort & Casino, California.
Before that, he had beat Antonio Moran on 14th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oklahoma.
He had won against Alex Saucedo on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
In terms of recent activity, Richardson Hitchins has been fighting more than Arnold Barboza Jr.
Richardson Hitchins last fought 9 months and 27 days ago, while Arnold Barboza Jr's last outing was 6 months and 14 days ago.
Hitchins' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Barboza Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
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