Prospect Watch: Diego Pacheco Makes Quick Work of Selemani Saidi

By Jon Uddin

It was an easy day in the ring for Super-Middleweight prospect 🇺🇸Diego Pacheco, as he dispatched of Tanzania’s 🇧🇪Selemani Saidi at the mark of 1:38 of the first round of their scheduled four round bout at the Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Coming into the fight Pacheco had already been on a roll in a busy year, with Saidi being his seventh bout, and was on a five fight knockout streak. The 18 year old from South Central Los Angeles benefited from some movement in the card schedule and was able to showcase his talents right before the Ruiz vs Joshua rematch main event. Pacheco asserted his dominance right from the sound of the bell, using his 6’4″ frame and 79″ reach to establish range and put his long, snapping jab on display. The 31 year old Saidi had no answers and was clearly in over his head as the young upstart repeatedly fired off jabs and right hands that sent the Tanzanians head snapping back, culminating with a crushing right hand that ended his night in Diriyah as referee Steve Gray waved off the action.

With the win Pacheco improves to (8-0-0,7KO) with the last six coming by way of knockout. Saidi falls to 20-16-1 with 15KO and has lost both of his bouts in 2019, taking a loss in four of his last five.

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