Gustavo Daniel Lemos vs Richardson Hitchins Betting Odds and Prediction

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Gustavo Daniel Lemos vs Richardson Hitchins Preview April 6th, 2024

Two unbeaten junior welterweights will be going at it in an IBF Elimination bout this Saturday, April 6th. Richardson Hitchins of Brooklyn, New York will be facing Gustavo Daniel Lemos of Argentina in the 12-rounder from Las Vegas, Nevada, which can be seen live in most nations on DAZN. Hitchins last fought in September when he defended his IBF North American Super Lightweight Title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Jose Zepeda. He also won the vacant WBC Silver and WBO NABO Super Lightweight Belts in that bout. Lemos was last in action in December when he halted Javier Jose Clavero in the first round.

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Lemos vs Hitchins Betting Odds

Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook (full review here).

  • Gustavo Daniel Lemos +450
  • Richardson Hitchins -700

My Pick

The 28-year-old Lemos owns a perfect record of 29-0 with 19 Ko’s and has boxed 130 rounds since turning pro in 2016. He has above-average power in his arsenal as 65.5 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage including his last 10 in a row. He stands just over 5-feet-5-inches tall but unfortunately has an unlisted reach. Lemos won the vacant IBF Latino Junior Welterweight Title in 2018 via a fourth-round KO over Ruben Dario Lopez.

Lemos added the vacant IBF Latino Lightweight Belt in 2018 when he moved down in weight and stopped Miguel German Acosta in the third stanza and defended it three times. He won the IBF Youth Lightweight Belt in 2019 by halting Jonathan Jose Eniz in the third round. Next on the list for Lemos was the vacant IBF Latino super Lightweight Belt again in 2020 with a second-round stoppage of Jakmani Hurtado. He also has wins over Uriel Perez, Jorge Paez Jr., Yeison Gonzalez and former world champion Lee Selby. This will be Lemos’ first fight outside of his homeland.

Hitchins is 26 years old and makes the ring walk with a perfect mark of 17-0 with 7 Ko’s and has boxed 106 rounds since making his pro debut in 2017. Before that he enjoyed a pretty good amateur career as he fought for Haiti at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was beaten by Gary Antuanne Russell of America. Hitchins was born in New York to Haitian parents but failed to make the American Olympic boxing squad so represented Haiti instead. At 5-feet-10-inches tall with a 74-inch reach, Hitchins has a 4.5-inch edge in height over Lemos.

As far as power is concerned, his current knockout ratio is below average as it clocks in at 41.2 per cent and he’s gone the distance in six of his last eight outings. He’s got a pretty good chin but has hit the canvas during his pro career. Hitchins took a big step up in class against Jose Zepeda the last time out and passed it with flying colours. He also has wins over Tre’Sean Wiggins, Kevin Johnson, Argenis Mendez and Yomar Alamo and beat John Bauza in February, 2023 for the vacant WBC USA Super Lightweight Crown.


Hitchins will need to display a solid chin against Lemos like he did against Zepeda and will also need to utilize his size advantage. Lemos is a tough customer with a lot of power but will need to work his way inside to inflict damage. Hitchins has the better boxing skills but this should be another stiff test. Lemos has a shot at taking this contest he’s aggressive and lands with authority, but I think the slick-boxing Hitchins will probably do enough to earn a win.

Hitchins has the edge in boxing skills.

Play: Hitchins -700 @

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