Mohegan sun area in Uncasville, Conn. – proficient up-and-coming super lightweight prospect Richardson Hitchins (12-0, 5 KOs) remained unbeaten, scoring a break up-decision victory over former world champion Argenis Mendez (25-6-3, 12 KOs). Two judges scored the 10-circular contest 98-ninety two and ninety nine-ninety one in prefer of Hitchins, while one choose scored it 97-93 in Mendez’s desire.
The Brooklyn, N.Y. native Hitchins, who represented his fogeys’ domestic country of Haiti within the 2016 Olympics, used his brilliant jab to counteract Mendez’s vigour punches. The 23-yr-historical Hitchins landed 57 of his 198 jabs thrown compared to Mendez’s 12 of ninety.
Mendez landed eighty of his 256 vigour punches, together with 44 photographs to the physique, compared to Hitchins’ 60 vigor punches landed out of a hundred thirty five thrown. Mendez came on late within the fight and turned into greater active over the 2nd half of the bout, but become unable to conquer Hitchins’ jab.
“I expense my performance a B-plus,” spoke of Hitchins, who fights out of the Mayweather Promotions solid. “I think I could have misplaced one circular. I could have gotten an A if I put a little extra damage on him, but I knew his defense could be tight. I’ve watched him due to the fact i was a child. I knew he became a sensible fighter. With the amount of journey I actually have in comparison to him, it became a very good performance.
“Now I have my first world champion beneath my belt just 12 fights in. It’s a huge honor. I haven’t been boxing so long as he’s been professional. I’m happy with myself.”