Diego Pacheco vs. Marcelo Coceres: Viewing Details & Start Time

11/18/2023 - No comments

Diego Pacheco, a rising sensation in boxing, is set to take center stage for the first time in his own city. He’ll be squaring off against Marcelo Coceres for the WBO International and USWBC Super-Middleweight belts at Los Angeles’ YouTube Theater on November 18, broadcasting live on DAZN.

Pacheco’s undefeated streak (19-0 with 16 KOs) continued to shine bright in his most recent fight last July. The young fighter showcased his skill, overpowering Manuel Gallegos in just four rounds while in Monterrey, Mexico. He managed to knock Gallegos down with a signature body shot and wrapped up the bout later that round.

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Earlier in the year, Pacheco made headlines when he defeated Jack Cullen in just four rounds during a bout in Liverpool, England. Now, the 23-year-old’s next fight is practically in his backyard, taking place at the YouTube Theater—a venue accommodating 6,000 fans, located close to the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, the very place he once called home.

Sharing his excitement, Pacheco expressed, “It’s a great feeling to be the main fight in my hometown on November 18 at the YouTube Theater. I aim to put on a spectacular show for everyone who has supported me over the years.”

Adolfo Romero, Vice President of Programming and Booking for the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park, shared the venue’s enthusiasm. “We are honored to have Diego Pacheco’s inaugural headline fight as our second boxing event. Boxing holds a crucial spot in our entertainment roster at Hollywood Park, and we’re gearing up for a spectacular fight evening.”

Yet, Pacheco will face a significant challenge from former World title contender Coceres (with a record of 32-5-1 and 18 KOs). Coceres is revisiting LA, where he previously fought against WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders for the World title back in November 2019. At 32, Coceres is determined to give Pacheco the most challenging fight of his budding career.

Sharing his perspective, Coceres stated, “November 18, right in his own territory, embodies the essence of what warriors are made of. While I respect Pacheco’s skills, he’s still maturing in the sport. Now, it’s my moment. I’ve faced challenging opponents before and weathered tough situations. I’m curious to see how he’ll perform under pressure.”

He added, “I’m pouring my heart and soul into this fight. Another defeat isn’t an option for me at this stage. Everything I’ve got will be displayed in the ring on November 18.”

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Promoter Eddie Hearn shared his optimism about the young boxer, saying, “Diego is a boxing sensation in the making. It’s fantastic that he’ll be the main attraction at the YouTube Theater in LA. He’s been taking down opponents with finesse, and I truly believe LA is witnessing the rise of its next big sports superstar. This event will be a grand stage for Diego to further prove his mettle.”

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Diego Pacheco (19-0, 16 KOs) – defending his WBO International and USWBC Super-Middleweight titles against Marcelo Coceres:

“I’m truly thankful for this opportunity. It’s my time to shine, and I’m geared up for an amazing Saturday night. This year has been phenomenal, and I’m excited to end it on a strong note with big plans for 2024.

Coceres is the most formidable opponent I’ve faced so far. He’s a seasoned fighter with a solid track record, but I’m confident in my superior skills. I’ve put in a lot of effort in training, sparring, and every aspect of preparation. This fight is a major milestone in my career, and I’m eager to dazzle my hometown fans.

Having sparred with the best in the 160, 168, and 175 divisions, I know my strength and capabilities. I believe I have a unique talent, and combined with my hard work, I feel unstoppable. My improvement is evident in my past fights, and I’m ready to face even stronger opponents. Coceres is a significant challenge, but I’m excited to demonstrate my skills against him.

After two impressive fights in the UK and Mexico this year, fighting in my hometown is exhilarating. We’re aiming high for 2024, but my focus right now is on Coceres and this Saturday. It’s going to be a memorable night. Don’t miss it on DAZN – it’s my time, Diego Pacheco’s time.”

Marcelo Coceres (32-5-1, 18 KOs) – challenging Diego Pacheco for the WBO International and USWBC Super-Middleweight titles:

“It feels wonderful to be back in LA. I’ve prepared thoroughly for this bout and I’m all set to give it my best and showcase my abilities.

I’m always battle-ready. Pacheco won’t have an easy time with me. My experience and determination to win this fight make me a strong contender. When the opportunity to fight Pacheco presented itself, I was excited to take it.”

FAQ: Pacheco vs. Coceres Fight Night

When and Where is the Pacheco vs. Coceres Fight?

  • Date: Saturday, November 18
  • Start Time: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. UK
  • Main Event Ringwalks (Approx): 10:37 p.m. ET / 3:37 a.m. UK
  • Location: YouTube Theater, Inglewood, California
  • Note: The event’s start time is fixed, but the main event’s timing might vary based on the undercard fights’ duration.
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Can I Watch Pacheco vs. Coceres on DAZN?

  • Yes, the fight will be streamed live on DAZN in over 200 countries.
  • For Argentina, Chile, and Colombia: You must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and sign up there, not via a web browser.

What Devices Support DAZN? DAZN is available on various platforms, including:

  • Mobile Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Amazon Fire tablet
  • TV & Streaming Devices: Amazon Fire TV Stick, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Hisense, LG Smart TV, Smartcast, Panasonic, Samsung & Sony Smart TVs, Philips, Roku, Vestel, Vizio
  • Game Consoles: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S

Fighters’ Records and Bios

  1. Diego Pacheco
    • Nationality: American
    • Date of Birth: March 8, 2001
    • Height: 6′ 4″
    • Reach: 79″
    • Total Fights: 19
    • Record: 19-0 (16 KOs)
  2. Marcelo Esteban Coceres
    • Nationality: Argentinian
    • Date of Birth: February 27, 1991
    • Height: 5′ 11.5″
    • Reach: 69″
    • Total Fights: 38
    • Record: 32-5-1 (18 KOs)

Fight Card Highlights & Weights

Initial Event: ‘Before The Bell’ Live on DAZN and Matchroom Boxing YouTube

Start Time: First bell at 3.45PM PT

Lightweight Bout

Duration: 4 rounds x 3 minutes

Fighters: Criztec Bazaldua (136.6lbs) from Los Angeles, California vs. Pedro Angel Cruz (138.8lbs) from San Jose, California

Super-Featherweight Bout

Duration: 8 rounds x 3 minutes

Fighters: Jalan Walker (131.2lbs) from Los Angeles, California vs. Jorge Alberto Villegas (131.6lbs) from Los Mochis, Mexico

Main Event Streaming on DAZN Starting at 5PM PT

Super-Featherweight Bout

Duration: 10 rounds x 3 minutes

Fighters: Marc Castro (131.4lbs) from Fresno, California vs. Gonzalo Fuenzalida (132.8lbs) from Santiago de Chile, Chile

WBA Intercontinental Bantamweight Title Bout

Duration: 10 rounds x 3 minutes

Fighters: Kal Yafai (117.6lbs) from Birmingham, England vs. Jonathan Rodriguez (118lbs) from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

WBA World Super-Bantamweight Title Bout

Duration: 10 rounds x 2 minutes

Fighters: Mayerlin Rivas (121.8lbs) from Maracaibo, Venezuela vs. Erika Cruz (122lbs) from Mexico City, Mexico

WBO International and USWBC Super-Bantamweight Titles Bout

Duration: 12 rounds x 3 minutes

Fighters: Diego Pacheco (167.8lbs) from Los Angeles, California vs. Marcelo Coceres (167lbs) from Buenos Aires, Argentina