Diego Pacheco Eyes Super Middleweight World Title at 22
Diego Pacheco, 20, wants to see the super middleweight strap around his waist by the time he’s 22.
The youngster has already racked up 12 wins (9 KOs) in his brief pro-boxing career. He is currently scheduled to face Lucas de Abreu over eight rounds on Saturday night. The fight will be hosted at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California and aired live worldwide on DAZN.
Pacheco has been part of sparring sessions with the likes of Canelo Alvarez and David Benavidez, which seemingly helped him improve his technique.
In a recent interview, he outlined his aim of winning the super middleweight strap.
“This is meant to be my last eight-round fight and then I am stepping up to ten rounds, I will be 21 in March so I should have been in good ten-rounder and into 12 round fights by the time I am 22, so I think it’s realistic to have a World title fight by 22, why not?” the 20-year-old remarked.
He believes that Abreu is a “good boxer,” but he doesn’t have what it takes to spoil his unbeaten streak.
“… He’s never faced someone like me, so I am confident, and I feel it’s going to be a good win to have on my resume,” Pacheco continued.