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Who won Hitchins vs Zepeda?
Richardson Hitchins beat Jose Zepeda by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 23rd September 2023 at Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando.
The scorecards were announced as 120-108, 120-108, 119-109 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).
Also, on the undercard Jessica McCaskill was victorious over Sandy Ryan, Conor Benn beat Rodolfo Orozco, Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams defeated Steve Rolls and Orestes Velazquez was victorious over Mohamed Soumaoro.
Hitchins vs Zepeda stats
Richardson Hitchins stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Jose Zepeda made his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.
Richardson Hitchins was the younger man by 8 years, at 26 years old.
Hitchins had a height advantage of 2 inches over Zepeda. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Richardson Hitchins fought out of the orthodox stance, while Jose Zepeda was a southpaw.
Hitchins was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 year and 3 months later than Zepeda, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 86 less professional rounds, 106 to Zepeda's 192.
Richardson Hitchins went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF at super lightweight.
Jose Zepeda was ranked number 6 by the WBC and 11 by the WBO in the 140lb division.
Hitchins vs Zepeda form
Hitchins remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat John Bauza on 4th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Yomar Alamo on 12th November 2022 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland.
Going into that contest, he had won against Angel Sarinana Rodriguez on 23rd May 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, he had beat Malik Hawkins on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Armory, Minnesota.
He had defeated Argenis Mendez on 12th December 2020 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Zepeda had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Neeraj Goyat on 25th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Domo Alcalde, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Regis Prograis on 26th November 2022 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Francisco Javier Perez on 19th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Chihuahua, Mexico.
Before that, he had defeated Josue Vargas on 30th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
He had beat Henry Lundy on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Nevada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jose Zepeda had been fighting more than Richardson Hitchins.
Going to this contest, Richardson Hitchins had last fought 7 months and 19 days ago, while Jose Zepeda's last outing had been 5 months and 29 days ago.
Hitchins' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Zepeda's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Hitchins vs Zepeda start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Caribe Royale Orlando, Orlando, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Hitchins vs Zepeda?
Richardson Hitchins was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Jose Zepeda made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Richardson Hitchins - Decision||50%|
|Richardson Hitchins - KO||40%|
|Jose Zepeda - KO||10%|
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