Richardson Hitchins Targets Liam Paro for his Next Bout!
The junior welterweight division is a stacked division that is considered to be one of the best in boxing. Richardson Hitchins (15-0, 7KO) is one of those top prospects gaining the attention of the boxing community. Furthermore, he has issued a challenge to top contender Liam Paro (23-0, 14KO).
Hitchins has been on a tear since entering the professional ranks in 2017. After representing his parent’s native country of Haiti in the 2016 Olympics, he was signed by retired Hall of Fame boxer Floyd Mayweather. The young talent would leave Mayweather promotions and inked a deal with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing in 2022.
On November 12, Hitchins successfully made his debut under the Matchroom Boxing Banner with an eighth-round stoppage against Yomar Alamo. He fought on the undercard of Montana Love vs Steve Sparks and called out Love immediately following his victory.
THE CHALLENGE AND THE ACCEPTANCE
Ironically, Love was disqualified after taking Spark over the top rope WWE Royal Rumble style. So it now seems the talented prospect is aiming for fellow stablemate Pero who ranks #2 WBO and #5 IBF.
This callout has fans on social media raising their eyebrows as Hitchins’s post is an attempt at making a run for a title shot. A victory over Paro would most certainly catapult him up in the rankings. However, Paro’s response signals that this matters little to him. The Australian gladly accepted the challenge by signaling to Hearn to make the fight.
By: Garrisson Bland