Hearn: “Diego Pacheco Is A Tough Fight & Not Yet A Massive Name”

Hearn Says Pacheco Is Tougher Than He's Worth Right Now

Eddie Hearn says Diego Pacheco is high risk for top names at 168
Eddie Hearn says Diego Pacheco is high risk for top names at 168 | credit: Instagram, Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Eddie Hearn Says Diego Pacheco is High Risk & Low Reward

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn understands why super middleweights Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga (21-0, 16KO) and Jaime Munguia (42-0, 33KO) are not in a hurry to fight Diego Pacheco (20-0, 17KO).

On November 18, Pacheco went from being a prospect to a legit top-tier contender after being heavily tested by tough veteran Marcelo Coceres. The Californian showed a willingness to forgo boxing and trade shots, which resulted in him scoring a ninth-round stoppage.


While speaking to the media, Hearn used the high-risk/low-reward theory as to why fights with Munguia or Berlanga are not a pressing issue at the moment.

“The problem is a lot of these guys, Edgar, Jaime, they’re looking at the big names in the division because they’ve built up their record now, and they want to gamble in big fights for big money. So if I were them, I’d probably be looking at Diego Pacheco going: ‘he’s 22, it’s a tough fight, and he’s not a massive name yet.’ It’s high risk, low reward.”

Ranked as a top ten contender, it’s not surprising why Pacheco is linked to Berlanga and Munguia. The young, talented power puncher has expressed interest in clashing with a fellow stablemate in Berlanga.

The Chosen One was last seen in the ring against one-time middleweight title challenger Jason Quigley on June 24. Meanwhile, Munguia narrowly escaped with a victory over Sergiy Derevyanchenko on June 10.

Pacheco must continue to rack up impressive victories. If he does, it will become increasingly hard for the top names in the division to look past him.

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."