- Undefeated Super Middleweight Prospect Diego Pacheco Returns To Action
- WBC #1 And Mandatory Challenger Rocky Hernandez Makes Matchroom Debut
- Pacheco vs Gallegos Headlines From Monterrey, Mexico, Live On DAZN
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.
Carlos Villareal (13-3) and Miguel Angel Martinez (15-5-1) clash in a ten-round Super Lightweight attraction. Villareal has picked up four wins since a stoppage loss to Jorge Castaneda in 2018. Martinez, who has been knocked out inside two rounds on three separate occasions, could be the perfect opponent for Villareal to look impressive against.
Pacheco vs Gallegos UK Start Time And TV Channel
The main card begins at 1 am BST (8 pm ET, 5pm PT) live on DAZN worldwide. Main Event Ring Walks will occur at approximately 3:30 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
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