It’s regular for fighters to check out their competitors earlier than they face them within the ring. It’s all about getting themselves acquainted with the strengths and weaknesses of what their opponent brings to the desk. Richardson Hitchins, nonetheless, does issues a bit in another way.
Gustavo Daniel Lemos is subsequent up for the 26-year-old tremendous light-weight. He brings his personal undefeated file and apparently, contemplating the variety of knockouts he registered, pernicious energy.
If he wished, Hitchins (17-0, 7 KOs) might pop in a few of Lemos’ sport tape, pull out his pen and paper, and start taking notes. Hitchins, nonetheless, has higher issues to do. Though he is by no means examined him carefully, he isn’t anxious about what Lemos has up his sleeves.
“I actually haven’t watched an excessive amount of of him,” admitted Hitchins to BoxingScene.com throughout a latest interview. “I don’t know that a lot of him however I simply know he can’t f— with me.”
In roughly two months, Hitchins will discover out if his resolution to keep away from finding out Lemos might be sagacious. For no matter cause, the 27-year-old has been a bit on the inactive facet. In whole, he’s fought simply as soon as yearly over the previous two years however he did take advantage of his meager schedule, scoring back-to-back knockouts over Lee Selby and Javier Jose Clavero.
In a day and age the place fighters mess around with their meals, Lemos isn’t certainly one of them. Oftentimes, when he hurts his man, the top arrives quickly after. Hitchins isn’t often called a knockout puncher. He additionally isn’t the sort to crush his opponents. As an alternative, he enjoys making them miss whereas concurrently making them pay.
There’s a hazard that comes with swapping fists with an opponent like Lemos. All in all, Hitchins needs him effectively. He additionally hopes that his coaching camp goes picture-perfect. Come April sixth, he merely does not need to hear any excuses.
“April sixth, I’m not coming to f— round.”