Diego Pacheco vs Marcelo Coceres Preview November 18th, 2023
Unbeaten Diego Pacheco of Los Angeles, California takes on Marcelo Coceres of Argentina this Saturday, November 18th in Inglewood, California. The 10-round super middleweight bout can be seen live in most nations on DAZN. Pacheco last fought in July when he stopped Manuel Gallegos in the fourth round to retain the WBO International and WBC USA Super Middleweight Titles. Coceres was last in the ring in May when he halted Leonel Avila in the second round for the vacant South American Light Heavyweight Title.
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Pacheco vs Coceres Betting Odds
- Marcelo Coceres +1000
- Diego Pacheco -2000
Pacheco is just 22 years old and already owns a perfect record of 19-0 with 16 Ko’s and has boxed 67 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 84.2 per cent and has won his last eight fights by stoppage. His biggest pro wins to date have come over Gallegos, Jack Cullen, Oscar Riojas, Juan Antonio Mendez, Rodolfo Gomez Jr, Lucas de Abreu, Raul Ortega and Enrique Collazo. Just one of his 19 opponents have entered the ring with a losing record. Pacheco won the vacant WBC USA Super Middleweight Belt in September, 2022 when he stopped Enrique Collazo in the fifth round and captured the vacant WBO International Belt with his fourth-round TKO oveer Cullen.
The 32-year-old Coceres makes the ring walk with a record of 32-5-1 with 18 Ko’s and has boxed 216 rounds since making his pro debut in 2012. He’s not known as a power puncher as 56.3 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage. His last three wins have been by TKO but he’s just 4-4 in his last eight fights. He measures just under six-feet-tall with a 69-inch reach so gives up 4.5-inches in height to Pacheco and a whole 10 inches in reach.
Coceres has been stopped just once and that was by 11th-round KO to Billy Joe Saunders in a shot at the WBO Super Middleweight Title in 2019. He’s also lost decisions to Sebastian Papeschi, Edgar Berlanga, Erik Bazinyan and Meiirim Nursultanov. He fought Berlanga for the vacant WBO NABO Super Middleweight Belt; Bazinyan for the vacant NABA Title and the NABF Belt and Nusultanov for the WBO International Middleweight Title.
Since turning pro Coceres has also captured the IBF Latino Super Welterweight title as well as the WBC Latino, WBO Latino, and WBA Fedebol Middleweight Titles along with the WBA Fedebol Super Middleweight Crown. Coceres’ lone draw was a four-round affair with Cesar Reynoso in his second pro bout in 2012. He’s a durable and seasoned pro with a good chin and enough power but has fallen short when stepping up in class.
Pacheco has the size of a heavyweight and a ton of power in his fists which makes him a great prospect as a super middleweight for as long as he can make the weight. He should find Coceres to be a tough opponent but with Pacheco’s huge advantage in height and reach he should be able to nail his opponent when he’s advancing. Coceres has a good chin but Pacheco should be able to eventually stop him before reaching the 10 round distance.
Pacheco’s size and power are the difference here.
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