Diego Pacheco Shows Why You Need To Know His Name
Rising super middleweight contender Diego Pacheco wanted to take a significant step towards a world title fight on Saturday night. And consider that done, as he scored an impressive 9th round KO of veteran Marcel Coceres in the Matchroom Boxing/DAZN main event in Los Angeles.
Diego Pacheco Impresses Against Marcel Coceres
WHAT AN UPPERCUT! 🧨
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) November 19, 2023
Diego Pacheco Shows His Power
The 22-year-old Pacheco, now 20-0, 17 KOs, used superior skill and hand speed, plus, a big right hand to control most of the fight. As the scheduled 10 round bout wore on, Pacheco was getting better of the exchanges with the veteran from Argentina.
Then, the end finally came in the 9th round when Pacheco caught Coceres with a hard uppercut under the chin that dropped him on the seat of his pants. Coceres, now 32-5-1, chose to surrender, sitting and taking the full 10 count for the knockout loss.
“It’s been a great year for me. I unexpectedly became the main event in the UK in March, and I rose to the occasion and put on a great performance. The experience was great,” Pacheco told DAZN in the ring.
“I’m 22 years old. I’m not a big vocal guy who comes out and says it, but everyone around me says it. A lot of the boxing experts say I’m ready for the big fights. Let’s get it on.
Why to Pay Attention to Pacheco
The win is the fifth consecutive by KO or stoppage for the L.A. native Pacheco, who is ranked in the top 10 by all four of the major organizations. And, he hopes to move up into one of the top positions at 168 lb., where future Hall of Famer Canelo Alvarez owns all of the world titles.
Pacheco will not be getting a world title shot anytime soon, as Canelo will very possibly fight the winner of the David Benavidez and Demetrius Andre’s pay-per-view main event this Saturday night in Las Vegas with that bout possibly slated for the “Cinco de Mayo” weekend of next year.