Hitchins Vs Zepeda: Date, Start Time & Undercard Info
Richardson Hitchins is stepping into the ring with a chip on his shoulder and a vision in his heart. On the latest episode of Matchroom’s Flash Knockdown podcast, he made it clear that he’s gunning for legendary status in the boxing world. His next bout against Jose Zepeda at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida, on September 23, broadcasted live on DAZN, is another chapter in that ambitious saga.
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After silencing John Bauza at the iconic Madison Square Garden, Hitchins (16-0 7 KOs) is now in the boxing world’s crosshairs, standing tall at #6 in the WBO and #7 in the IBF 140lb rankings. However, Zepeda (36-3 27 KOs), who has a World title challenger pedigree at 135 and 140lbs, isn’t about to be a stepping stone.
Hitchins acknowledged the challenge, stating, “Zepeda has been on the World stage. It’s a step up from my past rivals. But if I am the boxer I believe I am, I’ll win this fight, perhaps even with a KO.”
He elaborated further, “It’s not about the titles right now. My goal is to show my dominance against Zepeda and then scan the division’s scene.”
The podcast also dropped a few behind-the-scenes nuggets, including how a visit from boxing sensation Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis lifted Hitchins’ spirits. There’s also chatter about a potential Regis Prograis vs. Devin Haney showdown, insights from John Ryder, and a chat with Jai Opetaia. And if you’re a fan of boxing stories, Mike Costello’s trip down memory lane about Smokin’ Joe Frazier is a must-listen. Eddie Hearn also makes a special appearance.
The Hitchins vs. Zepeda bout is just the crown jewel of an action-packed night in Orlando. The Welterweight division is gearing up for an epic battle between WBA and WBC champion Jessica McCaskill and WBO title-holder Sandy Ryan, moving the division a step closer to naming an undisputed champion.
Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams is setting his sights on a World title shot, facing Steve Rolls. Orestes Velazquez will be defending his WBA International Super-Lightweight title against Mohamed Soumaoro.
The lineup is packed, with rising stars like Khalil Coe looking for his third KO win of 2023 against Kenmon Evans. Fighters like Jeovanny Estella, Jasmine Artega, and Roberto Rivera Gomez are also slated to deliver knock-out performances, ensuring boxing fans will be on the edge of their seats from start to finish.