Diego Pacheco: I’m a Big GGG Fan, But I Think Canelo Takes The Third – Boxing News

Diego Pacheco is ready to deliver on the big stage again – and does so on the undercard of a he goes for his first title against Enrique Collazo on the undercard of the trilogy clash between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night (September 17).

The event, presented by Matchroom, Canelo Promotions and GGG Promotions, will broadcast live on DAZN Pay-Per-View in the U.S. and Canada as well as around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan).

Pacheco (15-0 12 KOs) has been imperious in the paid ranks and after winning his first ten round contest by forcing Raul Ortega to retire after four rounds in Guadalajara in June, and now meets Collazo for the vacant WBC USNBC Silver strap in his first bout with a belt on the line.

Canelo is the king of the Super-Middleweight division, and this is the second time that Pacheco has fought on the undercard of the Mexican superstar in February 2021 in Miami. Alvarez employed Pacheco for sparring ahead of his clash with Briton Callum Smith in December 2020 due to their similar size, and Pacheco impressed the champion, who’s trilogy clash with fierce foe Golovkin has special significance for Pacheco.

“On the date of Canelo-GGG II, that’s the day that I signed my contract with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom,” said Pacheco. “This has brought back so many memories and I’m honored to be on the card. I’m so grateful for where I am, and I just want to make the most of these opportunities.

“I was part of Canelo’s camp for the Callum Smith fight in San Antonio, and I was meant to be on the undercard too, but I got sick in the build-up. I got in trouble too because I didn’t want to tell anyone at first that I was sick because I really wanted to fight on the card, but I could have got Canelo sick and COVID was around then so I had to stop training and I couldn’t fight. So, it’s great to be here now.

“Canelo is so strong. Even blocking or parrying his jabs, you can feel the power, his hands are like rocks. I was told I was only going to spar three rounds with Canelo, but then after three I was looking good, and I was moving well, and it was good for him, so it was ‘let’s do one more’ and ‘let’s do one more’.

“We did six rounds and then I went back in again, so that made me feel good and working with David Benavidez is great for me, I’m doing lots of rounds with him and it’s all boosting my confidence. I’m a big GGG fan but I think that Canelo takes the third one.”

Pacheco’s clash with Collazo is part of a huge night of action in Vegas, topped by the epic trilogy battle between Canelo and Golovkin. 

Fantasy Football Preseason Week 1 RB game film notes: Isiah Pacheco, Brian Robinson aren’t flashes in the pan – CBSSports.com

Fantasy managers used to covet Andy Reid running backs like audiophiles used to covet compact discs. For years, Reid generated huge stats from some of the most unheralded prospects in the game. Brian Westbrook, LeSean McCoy and Kareem Hunt come to mind as rushers who weren’t first-round picks in the NFL Draft but became first-round picks in Fantasy because they thrived under Reid.

We thought Clyde Edwards-Helaire would be the next back to do it when the Chiefs took him with the last pick of Round 1 in 2020. We thought wrong. Edwards-Helaire has never finished higher than 22nd in PPR points per game in Fantasy, never played more than 13 games in a season, never had more than 1,100 total yards in a season, never had more than six scores in a season, has six career games with 15-plus carries and has five career games with 100 or more total yards in 27 total games (regular-season and playoffs).

So it should surprise absolutely no one that Fantasy managers gravitated quickly to rookie Isiah Pacheco when he impressed at Chiefs’ training camp practices. Reports were glowing about not only how well he adapted to the pro game, but how quickly he advanced up the depth chart. We saw the latter last Saturday in preseason action in Chicago when Pacheco was the second running back in the game for the Chiefs after Edwards-Helaire started.

Wearing Tyreek Hill’s old number, Pacheco played three straight snaps and was one play away from being on the field at the end of the Chiefs’ first drive. He continued to play with the second-team offense for five more snaps before giving way to Ronald Jones, who was technically the fourth running back in the game for Kansas City (Jerick McKinnon played the last snap of the first drive).

Pacheco’s stats weren’t great, but he flashed quickness both as a rusher and as a route-runner. On his only catch, he moved into the right flat quickly, focused on catching Mahomes’ target before turning up field, took a hit from a Bears defender as soon as he swiveled his head and managed to keep his balance and stay on his feet to pick up a few extra yards.

The effort was better than the results. The usage, however, was most interesting. Pacheco played one fewer snap than Edwards-Helaire and didn’t play a single snap after the first quarter, which is pretty rare for a seventh-round draft pick.

It seems Pacheco is the biggest threat to Edwards-Helaire’s job. Reid surely knows what he has in Edwards-Helaire; he spent some resources, first on Jones, then on Pacheco, to add competition. Seeing Pacheco rise quickly up the depth chart is more evidence that Reid is looking for better results from his run game than in years past.

Make no mistake, the Chiefs’ offense will be about Mahomes. But if Reid could improve his run game, especially when defenses literally dare them to run, he would. Pacheco might be an alternative who can help the Chiefs.

That’s why people should draft him as a sleeper starting in Round 10. He might end up being a backup who sees five touches per game, but that would mean Edwards-Helaire would play better than ever. That’s not a tough concept to bet against.

The Commanders conundrum

Antonio Gibson looked tentative overall and couldn’t make a defender miss on his first preseason carry, and he fumbled on his second preseason carry. That mistake cost him touches with the first-team offense as he was replaced by rookie Brian Robinson. Gibson got back out there with the second string and ran harder (which head coach Ron Rivera noted after the game) but didn’t have great results, though some of that had to do with the backup O-line he was sacked with.

Meanwhile, Robinson did a nice job running through contact on a run, looked totally natural catching the ball on two occasions from Carson Wentz, and scored on a third-and-goal from the 1 thanks to a nifty micro-juke to an inside rush lane that froze a Panthers linebacker just enough for Robinson to dart through an outside lane for the score.

Robinson is quickly proving to be a reliably serviceable runner, but he lacks serious speed and obviously doesn’t have pro experience. Gibson has speed and two years of experience, but the fumbling is a major issue and he needs to run stronger. And neither one of them figures to play much on passing downs as long as J.D. McKissic is healthy.

This is the stuff Fantasy nightmares are made of. I think either Gibson rights his ship and does what his coach wants him to do, or he gets relegated to a backup role and Robinson becomes a usable Fantasy starter. And I don’t think we’ll have a definitive answer either way until after the season starts (and the answer could change mid-season).

That makes Gibson a player to avoid in drafts. Even if he bounces back with a great preseason showing, the writing’s on the wall for what happens the first time he fumbles in a regular-season game. Obviously, Robinson’s a terrific late-round pick, but if his ADP skyrockets into Round 7 or higher, he’s nowhere near as desirable … unless Gibson is toast. Then Round 7 might be too late.

Here’s the last point: Gibson played valiantly through injuries last year and scored 10 times, but he did fumble six times. Robinson had two career fumbles in five seasons and 545 carries at Alabama. To Rivera and the Commanders, it might come down to something as simple as that.

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Dynasty Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Add Isiah Pacheco as a bench stash off waivers – CBSSports.com

It was only two years ago that the Fantasy Football community fell all over itself for Clyde Edwards-Helaire because of Andy Reid’s history with running backs. Since then, it’s been a mixed bag to end all mixed bags. Edwards-Helaire has flashed at times but has mostly been hurt or sharing with guys like Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon. As he entered Year 3, he saw the Chiefs add Ronald Jones in free agency and then bring back McKinnon. Those additions have driven Edwards-Helaire’s ADP down, but we may have been worried about the wrong guy.

Isiah Pacheco is the most recent running back drafted by Andy Reid, in Round 7 of the 2022 NFL Draft. And if the first week of training camp is any indication, he’ll be sticking around. Pacheco has earned reps with the first team already, working ahead of Jones often enough for multiple reporters to notice it. He also earned the praise of special teams coach Dave Toub and will open the preseason as the team’s primary kick returner. While he’s still a darkhorse to make an impact in redraft in 2022, it’s time for Dynasty managers to get acquainted with the Chiefs’ rookie, and add him to their bench if they have a spot.

Pacheco had an uninspiring college career on an abysmal Rutgers offense, but his work at the combine shows you just what kind of upside he has. His 4.37 40-yard dash at 216 pounds earned him a speed score at Player Profiler which ranks in the 98th percentile for draft-eligible running backs. Add in 27 reps on the bench press and you’ve got yourself an elite athlete who just happened to land on one of the best offenses in football surrounded by flawed competition. 

For most of you, it’s now time to make sure he’s not on the waiver wire in your Dynasty league. If you’re in one of the few leagues that haven’t had your rookie draft yet, Pacheco is worth a pick around the three-four turn, but a few more positive camp reports could elevate that. 

We’re still weeks away from the major inflection point when we find out if both McKinnon and Jones have made the roster. If that happens, we may be dropping Pacheco for the hot Week 1 waiver wire add. But this is exactly the type of player I would like to have on my bench just in case he turns into this year’s James Robinson or Elijah Mitchell.

Here are my updated Dynasty running back rankings:

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Diego Pacheco extends contract with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom and will fight for his first pro title when he meets Enrique Collazo – Ring News 24 | Boxing News

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Diego Pacheco has extended his promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom and will fight for his first pro title when he meets Enrique Collazo for the WBC USNBC Silver Super-Middleweight title on the undercard of the trilogy clash between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday September 17. The event, presented by Matchroom, Canelo Promotions and GGG Promotions, will broadcast live on DAZN Pay-Per-View in the U.S. and Canada as well as around the world on DAZN (excluding Mexico, Latin America, and Kazakhstan)​.

Pacheco (15-0 12 KOs) has been a revelation in the paid ranks, cruising to 15-0 and ending 12 of those fights inside the distance since turning pro in December 2018.

The 21 year old has already recorded two wins inside four rounds in 2022, with his last outing in June in Mexico his first over ten rounds, and now the rangy talent gets another first with a belt on the line in his second battle over ten.

In the opposite corner stands Collazo (16-2-1 11 KOs) the 2012 Olympian and six-time Puerto Rican National champion. The 33 year old also fights for his first title in Las Vegas and both men are excited to get the chance to land their first hardware on a blockbuster night in Sin City.

“I am very excited to be extending my promotional deal with Matchroom because they’ve done a great job working with me as a prospect and now it’s time to get into the contender’s conversation,” said Pacheco. “On September 17, I will be showing everyone once again that I am here to stay.”

“Very excited and grateful for the opportunity to fight on this card,” said Collazo. “It’s going to be another historic fight between Puerto Rico vs Mexico. Proud to be representing my Island and I am very confident I will win this fight.”

“I am delighted that Diego has committed his future to Matchroom,” said Hearn. “Diego has taken to the pro game so well and on September 17, he takes the next step with his first title fight.

“Enrique will provide a stiff examination, but I believe Diego will show what we see in him – a future World champion and a young man that will begin climbing the rankings in the second half of the year and be hot on the heels of the contenders at 168lbs.”

Pacheco’s clash with Collazo is the latest bout to be added to the huge Vegas bill, with Super-Flyweight sensation Jesse Rodriguez will defend his WBC World title against Israel Gonzalez as the co-main event and Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams taking on Kieron Conway for the vacant WBA International Middleweight title, all leading into the third installment of the classic modern rivalry between Canelo and Golovkin, with the Mexican king putting his undisputed Super-Middleweight crown on the line against Kazakhstan’s reigning WBA and IBF Middleweight ruler in the most anticipated match up of 2022.

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