For the most part, Richardson Hitchins has bit his tongue. After an impressive amateur career that was highlighted by his selection to the 2016 Olympics, Hitchins (15-0, 7 KOs) wholeheartedly believed that his time as a pro fighter would be littered with world titles, wads of cash, and long lines of adoring fans.

Thus far, however, the career of Hitchins has stalled. While he lamented at his protracted stints on the sidelines, Hitchins reached an agreement to part ways with Mayweather Promotions and has since signed on with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.

Now, with the wheels of his career steadying, Hitchins is hoping to establish himself as a household name. Step one of his ultimate mission will come on February 4th, at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square when he takes on fellow undefeated prospect, John Bauza.

A win come Saturday night, could lead the loquacious 25-year-old to even bigger bouts against the likes of Montana Love and Steve Spark. That sort of arduous road is the exact kind that the New Yorker is looking forward to.

As long as everything falls into place, Hitchins believes that not only will fame and fortune follow but eventually, the rest of the boxing world will be forced to revere him. Currently, Hitchins becomes apoplectic as he listens to the praise and adulation being bestowed upon his fellow contemporaries.

Jealousy, nevertheless, is far from the mind of the up-and-coming 25-year-old. Although he firmly believes that he’s one of the best fighters around, he understands why his name is absent from every pound-for-pound list. But, despite flying under the radar for a number of years now, Hitchins took to Twitter to express how things will change for him in a major way sooner rather than later.  

“I’ll be on that pound for pound list soon.”