Californian super middleweight Diego Pacheco, a rising star in world boxing, will face Englishman Jack Cullen, in the main event of a card that will take place this Saturday, March 11, at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, United Kingdom .
The fight is organized by Matchroom Boxing and will be televised on DAZN.
At the official weigh-in this Friday, Diego Pacheco weighed 166.1 pounds, while Jack Cullen stopped the pendulum at 167.8
Pacheco arrives in the UK with a record of 17-0 (14 KOs) and hopes to put on a show in Liverpool as he continues to build his reputation as a credible force at 168lbs.
“I think Jack Cullen is a good opponent, finally someone the fans know about, I guess,” Pacheco said. "If I win it, it'll be like, 'he beat this guy,' and I hope people start to believe in me a little bit more."
When it came to discussing the fight itself, Pacheco reiterated that it is an important step in his career and made a bold prediction for how the fight in Merseyside will play out.
"After getting this win, I feel like people will start to recognize me more as a contender than a prospect," Pacheco said.
"He's tall and has a lot of heart, but I'm a much better fighter than him. I see myself stopping him. He won't be able to take my power. Once I see the opportunity, I'll take it," he said.
“I think this fight is really important for my career. It is very important that he put on a good performance. I want to knock him out, I want to stop him. Any round that comes along, whether it's a body shot or a head shot, I just want to stop it."