Diego Pacheco — born and raised in the city of angels was first introduced to the sport of boxing at the age of 9 years old. His father signed him up for boxing classes at his local kids gym in an attempt to keep him off the streets of south central. It started as a hobby, little did he know he would fall in love with it.
Pacheco was an eight time national champion through out his amateur career. He partook in the 2017 Junior Golden Gloves and the 2019 USA Junior Olympic Nationals. At the age of 16 he was ranked #1 in both the US and Mexico at 165lbs, and had the opportunity to represent Mexico. He spent a few months at the Olympic Training Center in Mexico City as his goal was to partake in 2020 Olympics. His talent, hard work, and dedication did not go unnoticed, and soon started to pay off as he started to receive offers from many promoters.
Pacheco was only 17 years old when he signed to Eddie Hearns Matchroom Boxing USA. His professional debut took place in Tijuana, Mexico as he was not yet of age to fight legally in the US. In April of 2019 after his 18th birthday he finally made his US debut at The Forum in Inglewood, CA where he came out victorious with an impressive 1st round knock out. Pacheco has featured on many impressive undercards in his short professional career, and has showcased his talent in many grand stages such as Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden, Ruiz vs Joshua II in Saudi Arabia, KSI vs Logan Paul at The Staples Center, Mikey Garcia vs Jessie Vargas at the Ford Center at the Star, and Canelo vs Yildirim at Hard Rock Stadium.
Pacheco is currently 11-0, and is eyeing multiple title fights to become multi-weight world champion. There is no doubt that his impressive resume will only keep getting better.