fighter

Esquiva Falcao

Weightclass: Super Middleweight

  • 18wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 12kos

AGE:
27
Birthplace:
Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Height:
5’10”
reach:
73"
Managers:
Sergio Batarelli
Trainers:
Miguel Diaz

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Esquiva Falcao

At the age of 27, Esquiva is a three-year pro. A rising young prospect at 160 pounds, he is a former international amateur standout who won the middleweight silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.

He is the younger brother, by two years, of Yamaguchi Falcão, who won the light heavyweight bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics, and the son of Adegard Florenino – aka “Touro Moreno” or “Black Bull” – a legendary former fighter who was a pioneer in introducing martial arts to Brazil.

Esquiva has stayed active in the ring and made good progress – he had six fights in 2014, six in 2015, and four in 2016. He gave impressive performances each time.

In his last fight on August 5 in Los Angeles – his second fight of 2017 – he won an eight-round unanimous decision against Norberto Gonzalez. The bout was on the undercard of the Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Miguel Marriaga main event.

ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Esquiva Falcao, who won an Olympic silver medal for Brazil in the 2012 Olympics, cruised to a one-sided victory against Norberto Gonzalez (24-9, 14 KOs) of Mexico, who gave a good effort but was thoroughly outclassed.

All three judges scored the fight a shutout, 80-72. [End Rafael item]

In March, 2016, Esquiva signed a sponsorship contract with equipment manufacturer Everlast. At its announcement, Everlast Director of Marketing Chris Zoller said, “Falcão has all the ingredients to be worldwide superstar. We have a very passionate customer base in Brazil and are excited to utilize the capabilities of Team Everlast Media and global audience to help tell Esquiva’s story.”

Esquiva commented, “Everlast values authenticity and individuality. Those distinctive characteristics have always set me apart from everyone in the industry. I’ve always known the value of hard work and without it, I wouldn’t have made it this far. What motivates me the most is becoming the Brazilian World Champion and making the brands and people who represent me proud.”

fight history

  • 2014

    On 12-6-14 in Glendale, CA, he won by knockout (5th round) against Lanny Dardar (2-1-2): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the Civic Auditorium; Esquiva outworked Dardar, landed the harder punches, and steadily wore him down with body punches; he staggered Dardar with a series of unanswered punches in the 5th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:31…

    On 10-4-14 in Orlando, FL, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Austin Marcum (6-5-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Felix Verdejo-Sergio Villanueva main event; Esquiva scored a knockdown with a left hand in the 2nd round – Marcum got up, but Esquiva rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 1:24…

    On 8-9-14 in Glendale, CA, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Malcolm Terry (6-3): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the Civic Auditorium, and Esquiva quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a right hook to the body in the 1st round, then scored another knockdown with a left hand in the 2nd, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:24…

    On 5-31-14 in Macau, CH, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Eun-Chang Lee (7-3): the bout was on the undercard of the the Zou Shiming-Yokthong Kokietgym main event at the Venetian Resort; Esquiva dominated the fight, and Lee was penalized one point for pushing down Esquiva in the 6th round; scored 59-55, 59-54, 58-55…

    He made his debut on 2-15-14 in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, and won by TKO (4th round) against Joshua Robertson (5-4): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the C. Robert Lee Center; Esquiva consistently outworked Robertson, landed the harder punches, and steadily wore him down; he rocked Robertson with a series of unanswered punches in the 4th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:36…

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  • 2015

    On 12-12-15 in Tucson, AZ, he by TKO (4th round) against Hector Munoz (23-16-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was one of the co-features with the Oscar Valdez-Ernie Sanchez main event; Munoz gave a determined effort, but Esquiva scored a knockdown in the 2nd round and dominated the fight; he rocked Munoz with a series of punches in the 4th, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:26…

    On 9-26-15 in Lemoore, CA, he won by knockout (2nd round) against lefthanded Zoltan Papp (7-1-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Andy Ruiz-Joell Godfrey main event; Esquiva scored a knockdown in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:50…

    On 6-26-15 in Hidalgo, TX, he won by TKO (4th round) against Aaron Drake (14-8): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Gilberto Ramirez-Derek Edwards main event; Esquiva consistently landed the harder punches and wore down Drake; he staggered Drake with a series of punches early in the 4th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:45…
    On 5-8-15 in Newark, NJ, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Paul Harness (5-4-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Michel Soro-Glen Tapia main event; Esquiva bloodied Harness’ nose in the 2nd round, then scored a knockdown with a left hand in the 3rd – Harness got up, but Esquiva rocked him several more times and the referee stopped the fight at the end of the round…

    On 4-11-15 in Laredo, TX, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Omar Rojas (3-2): the scheduled 6-rounder was co-featured with the Oscar Valdez-Jose Ramirez main event, and Esquiva dominated the fight – he pressed forward, consistently outworked Rojas, and landed the harder punches; scored 60-54 on all three scorecards…

    On 2-28-15 in Tampa, FL, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Mike Tufariello (4-1-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was co-featured at the Sun Dome, and Esquiva quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:22…

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  • 2016

    On 5-14-16 in Studio City, CA, he won by TKO (4th round) against Paul Valenzuela (10-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard at Sportsmen’s Lodge – Valenzuela gave a determined effort, but Esquiva dominated the fight; Valenzuela was cut over his right by a punch in the 4th round, then Esquiva hurt him with a body punch moments later and the referee stopped the fight on the cut at 1:31…

    On 3-19-16 in Houston, TX, he won by TKO (5th round) agianst Joe McCreedy (15-9-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Juan Diaz-Fernando Garcia main event, and Esquiva dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown with a left hand to the body in the 5th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:48…

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