Richardson Hitchins: Future world champion in the making
By Xavier Porter, Brooklynfights.com
April 21, 2017
Brooklyn, N.Y. – “I’m not just a fighter from New York; I’m a future world champion in the making.” – Richardson Hitchins
After a successful win in his first professional fight, where he scored a first-round knockout at the Barclays Center, Richardson Hitchins, the 2016 Haitian Olympian and recent signee of Mayweather Promotions is ready to return to ring and put on a spectacular show for the fans in attendance and millions watching from around the world.
“I’m feeling good and ready,” Hitchins said, “My last fight was a great start to my professional career.”
“I am excited to be fighting back at the Barclays Center. I’m ready to further my career and gain more experience.”
“I get to perform in front of my hometown fans and showcase my talent. I can’t wait to perform in front of my friends and my family. Everyone will be there and I cannot wait to put on a show.”
At nineteen years-old Hitchins has faced many styles of fighters: during sparring matches with several world class fighters and world champions; during his time in the New York Daily News Golden Gloves (which he also won); and fighting on the international level.
Come fight night, Hitchins will be well prepared for his next opponent, with plans on staying active and fighting on a regular basis.
“My opponent is an aggressive fighter. I take every fight seriously and I will be a thousand percent sharp on fight night.”
“I’m hoping to fight every other month after this fight. I’m building my empire and my brand. I want to build my fan base from all over the world. I want to fight in places such as Las Vegas, California, wherever.”
“I’m not just a fighter from New York; I’m a future world champion in the making. A world champion will fight anywhere to defend their belt, even if they must go into another fighter’s back yard.”
On Saturday night Hitchins will be fighting alongside three individuals that he has closed bonds with: his stablemate (Brooklyn’s Julian Sosa/7-0-1, 2 KOs); and two former Olympians (Shakur Stevenson and Andre Berto). The 2016 Silver Medalist Stevenson will be making his professional debut in a six-round featherweight bout on Top Rank Pay-Per-View (9 p.m. ET/PT) while Berto faces former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter at the Barclays Center.
Hitchins shared his thoughts on having the opportunity to fight on the same night with men he holds with the highest regard.
“Julian is my brother, my family. I can’t say enough about him. We are on the same team. We push each other to our best abilities. I love him and I love his father. It is always SosaCrewforLife.”
“I’m excited to be fighting in front of the Haitians fans, on the same card, with Andre Berto. He played a major part with me fighting for Haiti in the Olympics. We’re two different generations of Haitian Olympians fighting on the same card, on the same night. It’s going to be an exciting show.”
“I’m happy for Shakur to be starting his professional career. We’re fighting on the same day. I wish I could be there to support him but I must take care of my business on fight night. I know he’ll do well. He’s like a brother to me and I wish him nothing but the best. He’s going to do his thing on the West Coast; I’m going to my thing on the East Coast. We’re going to take over the sport of boxing.”
With many fans expected to be in attendance tomorrow night at Barclays Center, Hitchins had one final message.
“To my fans, continue to support me as I fight for you. Make sure you’ll tune in Showtime or April 22 or come out to the Barclays Center on fight night. It’s going to be a great night for boxing.”
Televised coverage of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by former world champions Andre Berto and Shawn Porter meeting in a 12-round welterweight world title eliminator. In the co-main event, undefeated super welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo battles top rated challenger Charles Hatley.
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