Richardson Hitchins vs. Gustavo Daniel Lemos Date, Undercard, And Preview

Fontainebleau Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Sat. April 6th
Matchroom Boxing on DAZN

Richardson Hitchins vs. Gustavo Daniel Lemos

Richardson Hitchins(17-0, 7KOs), from New York, has been highly touted for some time now and is officially in the step up phase of his career. Now he is coming off of the best win since becoming pro with his unanimous decision over Jose Zepeda in September of last year. It is widely speculated that he has one of the best jabs in boxing today and is otherwise known for being very accurate and fundamentally sound. Hitchins is signed to Matchroom Boxing and together they have been building his profile fight by fight, and it would seem as though Hitchins is now ready to become a full-blown star, but first he has to get through Gustavo Lemos.  

So far having fought exclusively in his home country of Argentina, Gustavo Daniel Lemos(29-0, 19KOs), isn’t quite a marquee name at this point in time, but the people that do know him know that he is the only man to defeat Lee Selby definitively in his career. Selby’s other two losses were by split-decision to George Kambosas jr and Josh Warrington. As a matter of fact, Selby retired after that TKO stoppage. That, paired with his other 18 knockouts in 29 wins is a good indicator of the thing he is most recognized for, his power. For Lemos’ 30th bout he is finally traveling abroad to showcase his talents to the world at large.

This super-lightweight match-up will be scheduled for 12 rounds as it is a title-eliminator for the IBF belt. Hitchins will likely have to use the jab that has garnered him the most praise to avoid that which Lemos is most known for, his power. Boxer vs puncher is almost always a good mesh of styles to watch for the folks at home.

Diego Pacheco vs Shawn McCalman

23 year old super middleweight prospect turned contender, Diego Pacheco(20-0, 17KOS), has been making noise for the last few years. Working his way up the ranks and collecting highlight reels all along the way. Being a stable-mate of David Benavidez, and trained by Jose sr., it is no surprise that he is learning more in every camp and shows improvement in every fight. Pacheco is a solid boxer with a good set of tools to choose from, and has shown more than solid power with 17 knockouts in 20 fights. He hopes to extend his 9 fight KO streak to 10 in what will be his second 12 round scheduled fight, though the rounds scheduled may prove immaterial. 

Shawn McCalman(15-0, 7KOS), of Colorado, has thus far remained undefeated in his 6 years as a professional. Out of 15 opponents defeated, only 5 of them did not hold winning records. Though he has yet to really make a name for himself on a large scale he has shown technical ability in both offense and defense and his confidence in himself is obvious. This will be his first scheduled 12 rounder, having only ever gone to 8 rounds previously. The chance has come for McCalman to step up on a big stage and really make a splash in the division by upsetting the young, but formidable, Pacheco.

This fight will be for the WBC USA, as well as the WBO International titles. Though the trinkets are nice what’s really at stake here is the chance to show out and look impressive as the co-headliner on this fun sleeper of a fight-card.


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