Live Boxing Tonight: Richardson Hitchins vs Jose Zepeda Viewing Details & Start Time

09/23/2023 - No comments

Richardson Hitchins recently spoke on Matchroom’s Flash Knockdown podcast, making it clear that he’s on the path to become a boxing legend. His next fight is against Jose Zepeda, a previous World title challenger. This fight will happen at Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida, and will be streamed live on DAZN, on Saturday, September 23.

If you’re a podcast fan, catch the latest episode of Flash Knockdown—Season 3 Episode 3—on all major streaming platforms like Apple and Spotify. Simply search for ‘The Matchroom Boxing Podcast’ or click this link to listen: https://pod.fo/e/1e96a7

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Going into this matchup, Hitchins (16-0, 7 KOs) is oozing confidence. His last fight was a shining moment, where he floored New Jersey’s John Bauza, capturing a decisive win at Madison Square Garden. Currently, the Brooklyn fighter is ranked #6 by the WBO and #7 by the IBF in the 140lb weight class.

Facing off against Zepeda (36-3, 27 KOs) won’t be a walk in the park; the Californian stands as a formidable obstacle to Hitchins’ plans for World title contention. However, Hitchins sees Zepeda as the perfect test to showcase that he’s championship material.

“I’ve now entered the main event, going head-to-head with a well-known name in the division,” Hitchins said. “It reflects the level of skill and pedigree that got me to this stage.”

He continued, “Zepeda has World-level experience. He’s a step up from who I’ve faced before, but if I am what I claim to be, victory should be mine, perhaps even a knockout.”

Hitchins clarified that, while titles are significant, his primary aim is to dominate Zepeda and make a statement in the division. “I envision myself as a future legend in boxing, and I aim to be an inspiration for up-and-coming talent,” he added.

To further fuel his prep, a visit from Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis gave Hitchins an additional boost. The episode also features interviews with other notable figures in boxing. John Ryder discusses his ambitions to face Gennadiy Golovkin and Jaime Munguia, while IBF and Ring Magazine champ Jai Opetaia talks about his upcoming defense against Jordan Thompson. Also in the mix are Jamie Moore, sharing his dream dinner party guest list, and commentator Mike Costello reminiscing about Smokin’ Joe Frazier. Eddie Hearn also makes a special appearance

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Undercard

Orestes Velazquez and Khalil Coe take significant strides in their professional boxing careers. They are set to face Mohamed Soumaoro and Kenmon Evans on September 23 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida. The event will be broadcasted live worldwide on DAZN.

Undefeated Velazquez (7-0, 6 KOs) will defend his WBA International Super-Lightweight title, seeking to enhance his #9 ranking in the WBA. This Cuban amateur sensation, with over 160 national team fights, has settled in Florida after defecting. He’s on his fourth consecutive ten-round match, and he went the full distance for the first time last March in Las Vegas.

Soumaoro (13-1, 6 KOs) aims to give Velazquez his first defeat, pursuing his third successive victory in Florida. This Canadian-Guinean fighter has recently triumphed over two undefeated opponents and now targets a top-ten entry with another big win.

Coe (6-0-1, 4 KOs) is making his mark in the Light-Heavyweight division, and ‘Big Steppa’ is after his third KO win of 2023 in Orlando. Coe’s previous victory came in June in New York, and he will now take on Evans (10-1-1, 3 KOs) in Florida, where Evans is determined to return to winning form.

Velazquez will inaugurate the main card live on DAZN, and Coe will feature prominently in the “Before the Bell” section, alongside three Florida fighters: Super-Welterweight Jeovanny Estella, Super-Flyweight Jasmine Artega, and Bantamweight Roberto Rivera Gomez.

Matchroom returns to the Sunshine State with a spectacular undercard, topped by Richardson Hitchins taking on Jose Zepeda for WBC Silver and IBF North American Super-Lightweight titles, in collaboration with Boxlab Promotions.

Hitchins (16-0, 7 KOs), who impressed in his last figh, is eyeing the #6 spot with the WBO and #7 with the IBF in the 140lb rankings. Zepeda (36-3, 27 KOs), a seasoned challenger, is intent on thwarting Hitchins’ ascent to World title contention.

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A fight in the Welterweight division brings Jessica McCaskill and Sandy Ryan together for three belts. McCaskill (12-3, 5 KOs), a WBA and WBC champion, will strive to continue her dominant reign, while WBO titleholder Ryan (6-1, 2 KOs) is focused on claiming victory in this crucial divisional clash.

Lastly, Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams is pressing his World title claims at Middleweight, facing Steve Rolls.

Williams (14-0, 10 KOs) is a rising contender, while Rolls (22-2, 12 KOs), who has faced the likes of Gennadiy Golovkin and Edgar Berlanga, is looking to re-establish himself with the WBA International and IBF North American titles at stake.

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Hitchins vs. Zepeda Fight Details: When to Watch and How to Stream

The Hitchins vs. Zepeda fight is scheduled for tonight, Saturday, September 23. Here’s a quick breakdown of the event timings:

  • Start Time: The event will kick off at 8 p.m. ET, which is 1 a.m. UK time.
  • Main Event Ringwalks: Expect the main event participants to make their way to the ring at approximately 10:45 p.m. ET or 3:45 a.m. UK time. However, be advised that this timing might shift depending on the durations of the undercard fights.

Wondering where to watch the Hitchins vs. Zepeda fight?

The entire card will be broadcast LIVE on DAZN and is available for streaming in over 200 countries worldwide. Ensure you’re tuned in to not miss any of the action!

Hitchins vs. Zepeda  card

  • Richardson Hitchins vs. Jose Zepeda; Super lightweight
  • Austin Williams vs. Steve Rolls; Middleweight
  • Jessica McCaskill vs. Sandy Ryan; WBC, WBA and WBO women’s welterweight title unification
  • Orestes Velazquez vs. Mohamed Soumaoro; Super lightweight
  • Khalil Coe vs. Kenmon Evans; Light heavyweight
  • Jeovanny Estella vs. Luis Caraballo; Light middleweight
  • Jasmine Artega vs. Haley Pasion; Women’s super flyweight
  • Roberto Rivera Gomez vs. Carlos Andre Dos Santos Rocha; Featherweight