There was plenty of pressure on both fighters, as the bout which was arranged at short notice, served as the main event on DAZN. The main event of the show was initially planned to feature Callum Smith, who had to withdraw due to injury.
However, the 22-year-old Pacheco, hailing from Los Angeles, took his place and made the most of it, showing his skills by using body shots to drop and defeat Cullen.
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) March 11, 2023
Cullen, with a record of 21-4-1 and 9 knockouts, started well, securing the first round with a strong jab.
His height advantage over the 6’4″ Pacheco, required the latter to make some adjustments. However, the young fighter managed to do so with ease.
During the second round, Pacheco exhibited a sense of assurance as he delivered his forceful punches, including right-hand blows and uppercuts, followed by targeting the body and concluding the match impressively.
And by the looks of it, the boxing community was impressed.
Social Media Reaction
— nathan (@nathan_taylor38) March 12, 2023
— Shownuff B-rock (@Shownuff16G) March 11, 2023
Pacheco makes South LA Look good let’s go bro!!!!!
— 🅱️rian 🆎diel De Jesus (@ABDIESEL1134) March 12, 2023