Fatherhood Fuels Diego Pacheco’s Quest for Boxing Supremacy

04/04/2024 - No comments

Diego Pacheco, the super-middleweight powerhouse, is braced for battle, fueled by the recent arrival of his daughter Divine. The fresh chapter as a dad hasn’t knocked him off course; instead, it’s amped up his drive to dominate, starting with his title defense against Shawn McCalman this Saturday.

  • Date: Saturday Night
  • Start Time: 9 pm ET
  • Streaming: Live Worldwide on DAZN
  • Venue: BleauLive Theater at Fontainebleau Las Vegas

Pacheco (20-0, 17 KOs), now a proud father, finds himself juggling the new joys and duties of fatherhood with the rigorous demands of his sport. The arrival of Divine has added a new layer of motivation for Pacheco, who’s ready to tear through the competition, beginning with McCalman (15-0, 7 KOs).

“This isn’t just about me anymore,” Pacheco states. “It’s about my daughter, my family. Divine’s early arrival caught us off guard, but it’s been a whirlwind of joy. Every cry, every smile from her pushes me harder. I’m not just fighting for myself now; I’m fighting for my family’s future.”

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Boxing, once the sole focus of Pacheco’s life, now shares the spotlight with his new role as a father. Balancing the intense world of professional boxing with fatherhood has introduced Pacheco to new challenges, reshaping his perspective and doubling his determination to succeed, both in the ring and in life.

“It’s a wild ride, being a dad and a boxer. But every punch I throw, every round I fight, I’m thinking of them. My family’s my strength, my driving force. And I’m not slowing down,” Pacheco affirms.

Pacheco’s showdown with McCalman is just one highlight of an explosive night. The card also features Richardson Hitchins in a crucial battle against Gustavo Lemos, aiming for a shot at the IBF World Jr. Welterweight title. Skye Nicolson eyes WBC Featherweight glory against Sarah Mahfoud, while Olympic champion Galal Yafai defends his WBC International Flyweight title against Agustin Mauro Gauto. Up-and-comer Marc Castro seeks to clinch the WBC Continental Americas Super-Featherweight title facing Abraham Montoya, with Harley Mederos and Steven Navarro also stepping into the ring for their respective bouts.

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Updated Fight Card:

  • Diego Pacheco vs. Shawn McCalman (USWBC and WBO International Super-Middleweight Titles)
  • Richardson Hitchins vs. Gustavo Lemos (IBF World Jr. Welterweight Final Eliminator)
  • Skye Nicolson vs. Sarah Mahfoud (Vacant WBC Featherweight Title)
  • Galal Yafai vs. Agustin Mauro Gauto (WBC International Flyweight Title Defense)
  • Marc Castro vs. Abraham Montoya (Vacant WBC Continental Americas Super-Featherweight Title)
  • Harley Mederos vs. Pedro Vicente
  • Steven Navarro vs. Jose Lopez (Pro Debut)


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