Philippines, 30 Sep 2022
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


PACHECO: CANELO-GGG III IS SPECIAL TO ME

PhilBoxing.com





Super-Middleweight sensation recalls signing for Hearn ahead of Vegas outing

Diego Pacheco is ready to deliver on the big stage again – and does so on the undercard of a he goes for his first title against Enrique Collazo on the undercard of the trilogy clash between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night (September 17).

The event, presented by Matchroom, Canelo Promotions and GGG Promotions, will broadcast live on DAZN Pay-Per-View in the U.S. and Canada as well as around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan)​.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW VIA AXS.COM

Pacheco (15-0 12 KOs) has been imperious in the paid ranks and after winning his first ten round contest by forcing Raul Ortega to retire after four rounds in Guadalajara in June, and now meets Collazo for the vacant WBC USNBC Silver strap in his first bout with a belt on the line.

Canelo is the king of the Super-Middleweight division, and this is the second time that Pacheco has fought on the undercard of the Mexican superstar in February 2021 in Miami. Alvarez employed Pacheco for sparring ahead of his clash with Briton Callum Smith in December 2020 due to their similar size, and Pacheco impressed the champion, who’s trilogy clash with fierce foe Golovkin has special significance for Pacheco.

“On the date of Canelo-GGG II, that’s the day that I signed my contract with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom,” said Pacheco. “This has brought back so many memories and I’m honored to be on the card. I’m so grateful for where I am, and I just want to make the most of these opportunities.

“I was part of Canelo’s camp for the Callum Smith fight in San Antonio, and I was meant to be on the undercard too, but I got sick in the build-up. I got in trouble too because I didn’t want to tell anyone at first that I was sick because I really wanted to fight on the card, but I could have got Canelo sick and COVID was around then so I had to stop training and I couldn’t fight. So, it’s great to be here now.

“Canelo is so strong. Even blocking or parrying his jabs, you can feel the power, his hands are like rocks. I was told I was only going to spar three rounds with Canelo, but then after three I was looking good, and I was moving well, and it was good for him, so it was ‘let’s do one more’ and ‘let’s do one more’.

“We did six rounds and then I went back in again, so that made me feel good and working with David Benavidez is great for me, I’m doing lots of rounds with him and it’s all boosting my confidence. I’m a big GGG fan but I think that Canelo takes the third one.”

Pacheco’s clash with Collazo is part of a huge night of action in Vegas, topped by the epic trilogy battle between Canelo and Golovkin.

The co-main fight stars Super-Flyweight sensation Jesse Rodriguez defending his WBC World title against Israel Gonzalez, there’s fireworks promised as Ali Akhmedov and Gabriel Rosado will clash for the IBF North American Super-Middleweight title and Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams fights for his second pro title as he takes on Kieron Conway for the vacant WBA International Middleweight title.

Three more young talents complete the stacked card, as Marc Castro appears on his fifth Canelo undercard against Kevin Montiel Mendoza, Aaron Aponte mixes it up against Canelo Promotions’ unbeaten prospect Fernando Molina also over eight and Anthony Herrera gets the chance to bounce back to winning ways on the biggest stage as he takes on Delvin McKinley.

All that action leads into the third installment of the classic modern rivalry between Canelo and Golovkin, with the Mexican king putting his undisputed Super-Middleweight crown on the line against Kazakhstan's reigning WBA and IBF Middleweight ruler in the most anticipated match up of 2022.




Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • John Michael Zulueta Scores 3rd Straight KO Win in Thailand; Claims ABF-108 Strap
    By Carlos Costa, , Thu, 29 Sep 2022
  • NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #14 – Charlotte Hornets
    By Reylan Loberternos, , Thu, 29 Sep 2022
  • WBA #8 Anthony Olascuaga Headlines Seneca Fight Night Oct 14th
    , Thu, 29 Sep 2022
  • NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #13 – Los Angeles Clippers
    By Reylan Loberternos, , Thu, 29 Sep 2022
  • HITCHINS SIGNS MULTI-FIGHT PROMOTIONAL DEAL WITH MATCHROOM
    , Thu, 29 Sep 2022
  • PHILADELPHIA FIGHTER JOEY DAWEJKO LOOKS TO MAKE IT BACK-TO-BACK WINS AT PARX CASINO® ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
    , Wed, 28 Sep 2022
  • 2023 NINEBALL WORLD RANKINGS TO BEGIN WITH USA DOUBLE HEADER
    , Wed, 28 Sep 2022
  • The Past Week in Action 27 September 2022: Shakur Stevenson Defeats Conceicao But Loses Title: Joe Joyce Brutally Stops Joseph Parker in 11
    By Eric Armit, , Wed, 28 Sep 2022
  • NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #12 – New York Knicks
    By Reylan Loberternos, , Wed, 28 Sep 2022
  • October 29: Nico Ali Walsh Returns on Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jamaine Ortiz Card at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden LIVE on ESPN+
    , Wed, 28 Sep 2022
  • Antipolo hosts rapid chess tournament
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Wed, 28 Sep 2022
  • Wazeer, Somphot Make Weight, Ready for War for WBO-147 Youth World in Thailand
    By Carlos Costa, , Tue, 27 Sep 2022
  • Zulueta, Sittichai Make Weight for ABF 108 Battle in Thailand
    By Carlos Costa, , Tue, 27 Sep 2022
  • PROBELLUM LIVERPOOL UNDERCARD LINE-UP CONFIRMED
    , Tue, 27 Sep 2022
  • Luis Quiñones Health Update from Colombia
    By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Tue, 27 Sep 2022
  • Joeshon James Remains Undefeated with Knockout Win over Richard Brewart Jr.
    , Tue, 27 Sep 2022
  • Rodriguez Decisions Vazquez in Bethlehem
    , Tue, 27 Sep 2022
  • CRISTOPHER LOPEZ WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION WIN OVER ALEJANDRO DIAZ IN PROBOX TV’S SEPTEMBER 23 MAIN EVENT
    , Tue, 27 Sep 2022
  • PETER MCGRAIL FACES ALEXANDER ESPINOZA AT PROBELLUM LIVERPOOL
    , Tue, 27 Sep 2022
  • NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #11 – New Orleans Pelicans
    By Reylan Loberternos, , Tue, 27 Sep 2022
  • Undefeated Junior Middleweight Mary Spencer Knocking on the Door of a Title Shot
    , Tue, 27 Sep 2022
  • Panabo routs Dujali, 91-75 in DDNBL
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Tue, 27 Sep 2022
  • FULDA HOME OF EUROPEAN OPEN FOR NEXT THREE YEARS IN FESTIVAL OF POOL
    , Mon, 26 Sep 2022
  • Korean Super Welter Tae Kyun Kim Ready for Action Sep 28 in Thailand
    By Carlos Costa, , Mon, 26 Sep 2022
  • PEZA to host Rapid chess tilt on Friday
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 26 Sep 2022




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2022 philboxing.com.