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Pacheco Headlines in LA for the First Time on Nov 18 at YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park

Super-Middleweight star takes on Marcelo Coceres at YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park

Inglewood, Calif. (September 15, 2023) – Diego Pacheco, one of the hottest young fighters in the sport, will headline at home for the first time in his blossoming career when he takes on Marcelo Coceres for the WBO International and USWBC Super-Middleweight titles at YouTube Theater in Los Angeles on November 18, live worldwide on DAZN.

Tickets for Diego Pacheco vs Marcelo Coceres are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com/ and matchroomboxing.com. For more information, visit YouTubeTheater.com.

Pacheco (19-0 16 KOs) was at his scintillating best in his last outing in July where he blitzed the dangerous Manuel Gallegos inside four rounds in Monterrey, Mexico – ending matters with a vicious attack after flooring Gallegos in the fourth with a trademark bodyshot and became the first man to stop the Mexican later in the round.

That was a second headline turn for the rangy South LA man having previously pummeled Jack Cullen into submission again in four rounds in Liverpool, England, in April, and now the 23-year-old earns a shorter trip to top the bill, doing so at YouTube Theater, a 6,000-seat venue situated under the same roof canopy as SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, where he grew up.

“I cannot wait to be headlining at home November 18 at YouTube Theater,” said Pacheco. “I am looking forward to making a statement and delivering another great performance for all my hometown fans.”

“YouTube Theater is thrilled to host Diego Pacheco’s first headlining fight for its second boxing event at the venue,” said Adolfo Romero, vice president, programming and booking, YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park. “Boxing is an important part of our programming story here at Hollywood Park, and we look forward to a great fight night.”

Standing in Pacheco’s way of another impressive showing at Super-Middleweight is former World title challenger Coceres (32-5-1 18 KOs). The Argentine returns to the city of his biggest night, where he met WBO ruler Billy Joe Saunders for the World title in November 2019, and the 32-year-old is set to provide Pacheco with the biggest test of his career to date.

“November 18, in his backyard, this is what warriors do,” said Coceres. “I have a lot of respect for Pacheco, he’s a good fighter, but he’s still young and he has time. This is my time now.

I’ve been here before. I’ve been to war. Let’s see how the young boy does when his back is against the wall.

“I’m bringing everything into this fight. I can’t afford another loss at this point in my career. This is make or break and I’m leaving everything I have in the ring come November 18.”

“Diego is a superstar in the making – and I am thrilled that he’s headlining at YouTube Theater in his LA home,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “This young man continues to cut through the opposition with power and precision, and I believe that Los Angeles has a new future sporting icon on its hands – and this is going to be the perfect night for Diego to show just that.”


About Matchroom Boxing
Matchroom Boxing is the world’s leading boxing promotional outfit putting on major stadium and arena shows across the globe. Headed up by boxing supremo Eddie Hearn, Matchroom has been among the world leaders in major boxing promotion and production for over a quarter of a century since its launch in 1987. With an unrivalled stable of world-class fighters, Matchroom’s unique expertise in promotion, staging and television productions cements its position as the No.1 promoter in the sport.

About DAZN

DAZN Group is one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world. Headquartered in the UK and with employees in over 25 countries, our businesses touch every aspect of the way fans engage with sports; from production, through to content distribution and commercialisation. DAZN Group is home to DAZN, the leading global sport destination, as well as the popular sport portal, DAZN News. DAZN is leading the charge to give sports fans around the world access to sport anytime, anywhere. DAZN is available on most connected devices including smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks, smartphones, tablets, PCs and game consoles. DAZN is now live in more than 200 countries and territories after first launching in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan in 2016. Visit DAZNgroup.com for more information.

About YouTube Theater

YouTube Theater is a 6,000-seat performance venue located at Hollywood Park, a near 300-acre sports and entertainment destination in Inglewood Calif., being developed by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke. The state-of-the-art theater is a 227,000 square foot, three-story indoor venue situated under the same roof canopy as SoFi Stadium and American Airlines Plaza. The venue can be configured to house three different crowd capacities, including intimate settings with minimum capacities of 3,400 and 4,400. Equipped with premium finishes throughout, the venue also offers guests both an interior and exterior balcony, luxury boxes, an industry room, and a private club with premium seats. Opened in August 2021, YouTube Theater is equipped to host a variety of events, including concerts, awards shows, esports competitions, community gatherings, conferences and more. For more information, visit YouTubeTheater.com.

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