Hitchins Richardson vs Bauza John
MSG Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York
Where to watch: DAZN
Main Card: February 5, 2023, 04:00
The IBF/WBC super lightweight championship fight is set to take place at the MSG Hulu Theater, and Hitchins Richardson of the United States will be competing against Bauza John of Puerto Rico. Both Hitchins Richardson and John Bauza, both undefeated contenders at 140 pounds, have bright futures. They have a combined record of 32-0. The match, which is expected to be interesting and intense, is favored by several bookmakers to be won by Hitchin Richardson. The expert's predictions and odds for the forthcoming bout are listed below.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Hitchins Richardson is the huge favorite to win this fight
Hitchins is returning to the boxing ring for the first time since his victories in 2022. Hitchins had a strong year before this one, winning two battles against Puerto Pico's Yomar Alamo and Angel Rodriquez, employing a wide range of strategies. Despite his youth, Hitchins has an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 losses, with seven of those victories coming by knockout. Hitchins Richardson is quick on his feet and has lightning reflexes, making him an invaluable asset. Hitchins is an accomplished counterpuncher, and his blows are solid and strong. His weight is around 140 pounds. The 2016 Olympic boxer built on solid groundwork. With a win in Sunday's championship game, he'll be one step closer to his long-term ambition of getting promoted to, and maintaining a spot in, the top division. By the standards of the IBF's governing body, Hitchens is ranked thirteenth.
John Bauza - would his fighting style, intense frontal pressure, be enough?
The fight that made a statement for Bauza was the one he had with Michael Williams junior, in which he knocked him down five times and sent him stumbling around the ring. Can we expect another show of this magnitude from him? Bauza is making his first attempt at winning the super lightweight title. After a thrilling eighth-round victory over Tony Luis in one of the super lightweight fights, Bauza now has his sights set on a championship belt. The 24-year-old Bauza has a perfect 16-0 record with seven knockout victories. Counterpunching, backpedaling, and a tremendous left hand strike constitute John Bauza's game.
Both competitors' fighting styles are completely incompatible with one another in this matchup. This battle is predicted to include more strategy as a result of the slower work rate that is anticipated. The fact that Bauza John's arm reach is only four and a half inches puts him at a severe disadvantage in comparison to Hitchins Robinson. His ability to fight under pressure and his punching power are both inferior to those of Hitchins Robinson. Hitchins has a probability of winning that is greater than 70 percent. As a direct result of their victory in this conflict, one of the combatants will be elevated to a higher echelon or given authority over a new ruling body