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Middleweight Diego Pacheco, a 17-year-old eight-time amateur national champion from Los Angeles, has settled on a promoter. As expected, Pacheco, not long after inking a management deal with Tim VanNewhouse, has signed with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. “I have everything in place now to begin my professional career,” said the 6-foot-4 Pacheco. “I can’t wait for my professional debut later in the year, live on DAZN.” Hearn was pleased to land the much sought-after prospect. “He has an incredible amateur pedigree and even at such a young age has all the attributes and tools to become a huge star in the sport. We plan to bid him all over the world and let him progress at the right pace to (mold) him into an elite fighter. We have a proven track record in taking amateur stars to world titles and I truly believe Diego will become a multi-weight world champion.”

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer13d ago