VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Super Lightweight
18-0-0
30-0-0

The tape

26
Age
32
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 10TKO 8TKO 4
Form
SD 10TKO 8UD 10UD 10UD 10
18
Wins
30
7
By KO
11
39
KO%
37
0
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2013
118
Pro rounds
188

Current rankings @ Super Lightweight

7
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
4
WBC
7
2
WBO
1
1
IBF
7

Richardson Hitchins vs Arnold Barboza Jr preview


When is Hitchins vs Barboza Jr?

Richardson Hitchins could face the challenge of Arnold Barboza Jr in Summer 2024 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 18 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Arnold Barboza Jr would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 30 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knockout.

The stats suggest Hitchins would have a slight advantage in power over Barboza Jr, with a 39% knockout percentage compared to Barboza Jr's 37%.

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 and Arnold Barboza Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.

Hitchins is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 years and 10 months later than Barboza Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 70 fewer professional rounds, totaling 118 compared to Barboza Jr's 188.

Richardson Hitchins goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO, 1 by the IBF, and 7 by The Ring at super lightweight.

Arnold Barboza Jr is currently ranked number 7 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, and 7 by the IBF 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 Gustavo Lemos on April 6, 2024, by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Fontainebleau Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had beaten Jose Zepeda on September 23, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Caribe Royale Orlando, Orlando.

Going into that contest, he had won against John Bauza on February 4, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.

Before that, he had beaten Yomar Alamo on November 12, 2022, by technical knockout in the 8th round at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland.

He had defeated Angel Sarinana Rodriguez on May 23, 2022, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

Barboza Jr remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Sean McComb on April 20, 2024, by split decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

Prior to that, he had won against Xolisani Ndongeni on January 6, 2024, by technical knockout in the 8th round at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jose Pedraza on February 3, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale.

Before that, he had beaten Danielito Zorrilla on July 15, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Pechanga Resort & Casino, California.

He had won against Antonio Moran on August 14, 2021, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oklahoma.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Richardson Hitchins has been fighting more than Arnold Barboza Jr.

Richardson Hitchins last fought 3 months and 14 days ago, while Arnold Barboza Jr's last outing was 3 months ago.

Hitchins' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 27 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Barboza Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

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