Diego Pacheco vs Manuel Gallegos Preview July 7th, 2023
Unbeaten Diego Pacheco Los Angeles, California travels to Monterrey, Mexico this Friday, July 7th to take on Manuel Gallegos of Tijuana, Mexico. The 10-round super middleweight bout can be seen live in most nations on DAZN. Pacheco last fought in March when he stopped Jack Cullen in the third round for the vacant WBO International Super Middleweight Title while Gallegos was last in the ring in February when he fought to a 10-round draw with Richard Vansiclen. Pacheco enters the fight as the third-ranked super middleweight in the world by the WBO while he’s ranked 11th by the WBA and 12th by the WBC.
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Pacheco vs Gallegos Betting Odds
- Manuel Gallegos +1000
- Diego Pacheco -2000
Pacheco is just 22 years old and already owns a perfect record of 18-0 with 15 Ko’s and has boxed 59 rounds since making his pro debut in 2019. He enjoyed a fine amateur career as he made it to the quarterfinals of the 2017 USA Youth National Championships and 2018 World Youth Championships, won the 2018 USA Youth Open and reached the final of the 2018 USA Western Regional Final and the semifinals of the 2017 USA Jr Olympics. At 6-feet-4-inches tall he’s got great height for a super middleweight and also owns a 79-inch reach.
Pacheco possesses an abundance of power in his punches with a current knockout ratio of 83.3 per cent and has won his last seven fights by stoppage. His biggest pro wins to date have come over Cullen, Oscar Riojas, Juan Antonio Mendez, Rodolfo Gomez Jr, Lucas de Abreu, Raul Ortega and Enrique Collazo. Just one of his 17 opponents have entered the ring with a losing record. Pacheco also won the vacant WBC USA Super Middleweight Belt in September, 2022 when he stopped Enrique Collazo in the fifth round.
The 26-year-old Gallegos is also pretty tall for the 168-lb division as he’s 6-feet-3-inches with an unlisted reach which puts him just an inch shorter than Pacheco. He makes the ring walk with an impressive record of 19-1-1 with 16 Ko’s and has boxed 74 rounds since making his pro debut in 2014 as a teenager. He is a powerful puncher too with a current knockout ratio of 76.2 per cent but has been taken the distance in four of his last five fights.
The lone loss on Gallegos’ record came at the hands of Oziel Santoyo by way of an eight-round unanimous decision in October, 2020 and the 10-round draw with Richard Vansiclen came in his last contest. Just 10 of Gallegos’ opponents entered the ring with winning records and he’ll be talking a step up in class this weekend as his biggest victories have come against Gabriel Lopez, Marco Reyes, Kevin Newman II and Eliud Rocha.
While Gallegos is fighting at home in Mexico and comes close to matching Pacheco in size and power he doesn’t really possess the same same set of skills and overall experience as the young American. Pacheco needs to be wary of his power but should come out of this road trip with another victory.
Pacheco’s skills and experience should do the trick.
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