Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Hitchins vs Hawkins?
Richardson Hitchins beat Malik Hawkins by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 18th December 2021 at Armory in Minnesota.
The scorecards were announced as 96-94, 97-93, 100-90 in favor of winner Richardson Hitchins.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of David Morrell's and Alantez Fox's clash for the WBA World Super Middleweight championship.
Hitchins vs Hawkins stats
Richardson Hitchins stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Malik Hawkins made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hawkins had advantage in power over Hitchins, with a 61% knock out percentage over Hitchins' 42%.
Richardson Hitchins was the younger man by 2 years, at 24 years old.
Hawkins had a height advantage of 2 inches over Hitchins. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Richardson Hitchins fought out of the stance, while Malik Hawkins was an orthodox fighter.
Hitchins was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 3 months later than Hawkins, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 23 less professional rounds, 72 to Hawkins' 95.
Hitchins' last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Hitchins vs Hawkins start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST at Armory, Minnesota, United States, which was around 12:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Hitchins vs Hawkins?
Hitchins vs Hawkins was broadcast on Fox Sport 1 in the US.
What were the odds on Hitchins vs Hawkins?
Richardson Hitchins was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Malik Hawkins made his way into the ring at 3/2 (+150) with oddsmakers.