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Who won Hitchins vs Mendez?
Richardson Hitchins beat Argenis Mendez by split decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 12th December 2020 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
The scorecards were announced as 93-97, 99-91, 98-92 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 Chris Colbert beating Jaime Arboleda for the WBA Interim World Super Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Ronald Ellis defeated Matt Korobov.
Hitchins vs Mendez stats
Richardson Hitchins stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Argenis Mendez made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 5 loses and 3 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Mendez had a slight advantage in power over Hitchins, with a 48% knock out percentage over Hitchins' 45%.
Richardson Hitchins was the younger man by 12 years, at 23 years old.
Hitchins had a height advantage of 1 inch over Mendez. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Richardson Hitchins fought out of the stance, while Argenis Mendez was an orthodox fighter.
Hitchins was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 10 year and 2 months later than Mendez, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 189 less professional rounds, 62 to Mendez's 251.
Hitchins vs Mendez form
Mendez had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ivan Redkach on 2nd May 2017 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Sportsmans Lodge, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Luke Campbell on 30th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Robert Easter Jr on 1st April 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at DC Armory, Washington, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Miguel Vazquez on 6th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio.
Hehad beat Daniel Evangelista Jr on 20th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh.
Mendez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What time did Hitchins vs Mendez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Hitchins vs Mendez?
Richardson Hitchins was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Argenis Mendez made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.