Hitchins: “It’s Time For Montana Love To Sign The Contract!”

Hitchins Itching to Clobber Montana Love!

Richardson Hitchins calls for a bout with Montana Love
Richardson Hitchins (L, Twitter), Montana Love (John Kuntz)

Richardson Hitchins Wants Montana Love in the Ring Next!


Unbeaten junior welterweight Richardson Hitchins (15-0, 7 KOs) has no love loss for Cleveland, Ohio or the city’s local star, Montana Love (20-2-1, 12 KOs). That was clear leading up to Hitchins’s fight against Yomar Alamo. Hitchins was ready to prove that he was not here to play games.

Fighting at the Mortgage Fieldhouse on the undercard of Montana Love – Steve Spark in Cleveland, Hitchins scored an easy eighth-round stoppage over Yomar. The 25-year-old from Brooklyn, New York used his jab and length to gain the early advantage. Alamo could never get going and was beaten until his corner had seen enough and said ‘no mas’ after the eight rounds.

BRING ON LOVE

Following the win, Hitchins reasserted to the booing local crowd that he wants their hometown fighter ASAP. Despite being booed by the Clevelanders, the winner refused to back down.

“Like I said before, I could not have taken this fight and come to Ohio, and face this hostile crowd. I already said I want Montana Love next. Y’all keep asking me that question. It’s time to ask Montana if he wants to fight me. I already said: ‘let’s get it’. I came over here to Matchroom. It’s time for him to sign the contract. Let’s do it!”

It’s bold of him to challenge the guy you want to fight in his hometown. He called out Love all week long. The question now becomes will it happen? While Love is world-ranked (13th WBA), there’s a consensus that he’s nowhere near a world title shot. One could envision Eddie Hearn entertaining a Hitchins – Love bout early in 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. The fight would surely sell there and could draw a big live gate. If it’s up to Hitchins, that would be the kind of opportunity he would jump on in a hot minute.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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