- Undefeated Super Middleweight Prospect Diego Pacheco Returns To Action
- Pacheco Faces World-Ranked Gallegos In Mexico, Live On DAZN
- Pacheco vs Gallegos Running Order And Other Important Details
One of the world’s leading prospects, 22-year-old American Diego Pacheco (18-0, 15 KOs) headlines for the second time this Friday, July 7 at the Cintermex in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico live on DAZN.
WBO #3 Pacheco will defend his WBO International and USWBC titles against Mexico’s world-ranked puncher Manuel Gallegos (19-1-1, 16 KOs) after penning a new multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing in May.
Pacheco had a very successful 2022 with four outings, capturing and defending the WBC US Super Middleweight title and earning multiple world rankings.
The Californian had a blessing in disguise as he was offered the headline spot on a Liverpool card earlier this year. He took the opportunity with both hands, demolishing Jack Cullen inside a few rounds and making a significant statement in his first headliner.
26-year-old Gallegos, like Cullen, matches the tall frame of Pacheco at 6ft3 and will look to upset the highly-rated Matchroom hope.
The Mexican’s only defeat came to Oziel Santoyo in 2020. Although there isn’t a notable fight on his resume, Gallegos has gone through the domestic 168-pound scene in Mexico and emerged as the #3, falling behind P4P star Canelo Alvarez and Jaime Munguia.
Pacheco vs Gallegos Undercard
Matchroom’s latest signing, Super-Featherweight WBC #1 Rocky Hernandez (33-1, 30 KOs) takes on unbeaten Venezuelan Joniker Tovar (21-0-1, 16 KOs) over ten rounds. Hernandez is the mandatory challenger for O’Shaquie Foster and will warm up in Mexico until the fight is officially ordered.
Jonathan Rodriguez (24-2) takes on Israel Gonzalez (28-5-1) over ten rounds at Super Flyweight. Gonzalez has shared the ring with multiple world champions at both 112 and 115 and has consistently given a solid account of himself. Rodriguez is working towards a second title chance since his 2021 loss to Jerwin Ancajas and a win over Gonzalez would go a long way in earning another championship opportunity.
The undefeated 22-year-old Neidar Aguilar (8-0, 7 KOs) takes on Isaias Ortiz (5-3, 3 KOs) over eight rounds at Light-flyweight. And in the card opener, Diego Pacheco’s brother, Federico Pacheco Jr (3-0, 2 KOs) has his fourth outing against Oscar Arias (2-2, 1 KO) at Heavyweight in a contest scheduled for four rounds.
Pacheco vs Gallegos Running Order
Live worldwide on DAZN from 1 am BST
4 x 3 mins Heavyweight contest
Federico Pacheco Jr. (254lbs) vs. Oscar Heredia (252lbs)
Los Angeles, California Monterrey, Mexico
8 x 3 mins Light Flyweight contest
Neider Valdez (108lbs) vs. Isaias Ortiz (109lbs)
Monterrey, Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
10 x 3 mins Super Flyweight contest
Jonathan Rodriguez (115lbs) vs. Israel Gonzalez (115lbs)
San Luis Potosi, Mexico Los Cabos, Mexico
10 x 3 mins Lightweight contest
Eduardo Hernandez (137lbs) vs. Hector Garcia (137lbs)
Mexico City, Mexico Tijuana, Mexico
10 x 3 mins WBO International and USWBC Super-Middleweight titles
Diego Pacheco (168lbs) vs. Manuel Gallegos (168lbs)
Los Angeles, California Los Mochis, Mexico
Pacheco vs Gallegos UK Start Time And TV Channel
The main card begins at 1 am BST (8 pm ET, 5 pm PT) live on DAZN worldwide. Main Event Ring Walks will occur at approximately 4:00 am BST (10:30 pm ET, 7:30 pm PT).
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Diego Pacheco vs Manuel Gallegos– WBO International Super Middleweight Title – Fri, July 7 – Cintermex, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico – Live On DAZN
Image Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing