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Esquiva Falcao
Weightclass:
Super Middleweight
Age:
26
Birthplace:
Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Record:
14-0, 11 KOs
Height:
5’10”
Reach:
73"
Managers:
 
Trainers:
Sergio Batarelli, Miguel Diaz
biography

Twitter: @esquivafalcao Instagram: @esquivafalcao
2012 Olympics (amateur), 165 pounds – Silver Medalist...
2012 Brazilian National Championships (amateur), 165 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2012 Jose Cheo Aponte Tournament (amateur), 165 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2011 World Championships (amateur), 165 pounds – Bronze Medalist...
2011 Copa Roberto Balado (amateur), 165 pounds – Silver Medalist...
2010 Olympic Cup (amateur), 152 pounds – Silver Medalist...

At the age of 26, Esquiva is a two-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 Olympics.
He is the younger brother, by two years, of Yamaguchi Falcão, who won the light heavyweight bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Esquiva has stayed active in the ring and made good progress – he had six fights in 2014 and six in 2015 and gave impressive performances each time.
He has won his last six fights by knockout.
In his last fight on May 14 in Studio City, California, he won by fourth-round TKO against Paul Valenzuela.
The Ring's Michael Baca II reported from ringside [excerpts]: Esquiva Falcao received a TKO victory over Paul Valenzuela, after the ringside doctor advised [the] referee  to stop the bout in the fourth round because of a cut above Valenzuela's right eye. The middleweight contest was scheduled for eight rounds.
A tricky southpaw out of Brazil, Falcao seemed to be in for a competitive fight in the opening round as Valenzuela's will to be the more active puncher got the Mexican off to a good start. It went back and forth through the second round, as the two went tit for tat with counter...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2016 – in his last fight 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…
 
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...
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background
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS: Esquiva was born and raised in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil…
2012 OLYMPICS – London, England, 165 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 8-2-12 he won a 24-11 decision against Soltan Migitinov of Azerbaijan; in the quarterfinals on 8-6-12 he won a 14-10 decision against Zoltan Harcsa of Hungary; in the semifinals on 8-10-12 he won a 16-9 decision against Anthony Ogogo of Great Britain; in the finals on 8-11-12 he lost a 14-13 decision against Ryota Murata of Japan...
2012 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Aracaju, Brazil, 165 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 6-12-12 he stopped Willian Teixeira in the 3rd round; in the quarterfinals on 6-14-12 he stopped Frank Rosado in the 3rd round; in the semifinals on 6-15-12 he won a 20-18 decision against Pedro Lima; in the finals on 6-16-12 he won a 26-17 decision against David Lourenco da Costa...
2012 JOSE CHEO APONTE TOURNAMENT – Caguas, Puerto Rico, 165 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) he stopped Magdiel Cotto of Puerto Rico in the 3rd round; in the semifinals on 6-2-12 he won a 15-6 decision against Junior Castillo of Dominican Republic; in the finals on 6-3-12 he won by walkover against David Lourenco da Costa of Brazil...
2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Baku, Azerbaijan, 165 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-1-11 he won a 25-9 decision against Mamadou Fall of Senegal; in his second fight on 10-3-11 he won a 15-9 decision against Rob Jankovski of Australia; in his third fight on 10-4-11 he won a 17-12 decision against Anthony Ogogo of England; in the quarterfinals on 10-5-11 he won a 13-10 decision against Donabek Suzhanov of Kazakhstan; in the semifinals on 10-7-11 he lost a 24-11 decision...
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Biography
  • Twitter: @esquivafalcao Instagram: @esquivafalcao
  • 2012 Olympics (amateur), 165 pounds – Silver Medalist...
  • 2012 Brazilian National Championships (amateur), 165 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2012 Jose Cheo Aponte Tournament (amateur), 165 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2011 World Championships (amateur), 165 pounds – Bronze Medalist...
  • 2011 Copa Roberto Balado (amateur), 165 pounds – Silver Medalist...
  • 2010 Olympic Cup (amateur), 152 pounds – Silver Medalist...

At the age of 26, Esquiva is a two-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 Olympics.

He is the younger brother, by two years, of Yamaguchi Falcão, who won the light heavyweight bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.

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

He has won his last six fights by knockout.

In his last fight on May 14 in Studio City, California, he won by fourth-round TKO against Paul Valenzuela.

The Ring's Michael Baca II reported from ringside [excerpts]: Esquiva Falcao received a TKO victory over Paul Valenzuela, after the ringside doctor advised [the] referee  to stop the bout in the fourth round because of a cut above Valenzuela's right eye. The middleweight contest was scheduled for eight rounds.

A tricky southpaw out of Brazil, Falcao seemed to be in for a competitive fight in the opening round as Valenzuela's will to be the more active puncher got the Mexican off to a good start. It went back and forth through the second round, as the two went tit for tat with counter punches.

Falcao separated himself in the third round, however, after two moments that ultimately set up Valenzuela's demise. A left hand to the head of Valenzuela forced the fateful cut over his right eye, and moments after it happened, a body shot deflated him. Falcao proceeded to take control of the fight with his opponent still reeling from the shot, and he kept his focused on Valenzuela’s midsection thereafter up until time was called, and the fight was stopped. [End Baca item]

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2016 – in his last fight 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…

 

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…

 

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…

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS: Esquiva was born and raised in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil…

2012 OLYMPICS – London, England, 165 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 8-2-12 he won a 24-11 decision against Soltan Migitinov of Azerbaijan; in the quarterfinals on 8-6-12 he won a 14-10 decision against Zoltan Harcsa of Hungary; in the semifinals on 8-10-12 he won a 16-9 decision against Anthony Ogogo of Great Britain; in the finals on 8-11-12 he lost a 14-13 decision against Ryota Murata of Japan...

2012 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Aracaju, Brazil, 165 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 6-12-12 he stopped Willian Teixeira in the 3rd round; in the quarterfinals on 6-14-12 he stopped Frank Rosado in the 3rd round; in the semifinals on 6-15-12 he won a 20-18 decision against Pedro Lima; in the finals on 6-16-12 he won a 26-17 decision against David Lourenco da Costa...

2012 JOSE CHEO APONTE TOURNAMENT – Caguas, Puerto Rico, 165 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) he stopped Magdiel Cotto of Puerto Rico in the 3rd round; in the semifinals on 6-2-12 he won a 15-6 decision against Junior Castillo of Dominican Republic; in the finals on 6-3-12 he won by walkover against David Lourenco da Costa of Brazil...

2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Baku, Azerbaijan, 165 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-1-11 he won a 25-9 decision against Mamadou Fall of Senegal; in his second fight on 10-3-11 he won a 15-9 decision against Rob Jankovski of Australia; in his third fight on 10-4-11 he won a 17-12 decision against Anthony Ogogo of England; in the quarterfinals on 10-5-11 he won a 13-10 decision against Donabek Suzhanov of Kazakhstan; in the semifinals on 10-7-11 he lost a 24-11 decision against Ryota Murata of Japan...

2011 COPA ROBERTO BALADO – Havana, Cuba, 165 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) on 6-9-11 he stopped Raysell Poll of Cuba in the 2nd round; in the semifinals on 6-11-11 he won a 28-9 decision against Eduardo Dinza of Cuba; in the finals on 6-12-11 he lost a 39-23 decision against Felix Mario Savon of Cuba...

2010 OLYMPIC CUP – San Juan, Puerto Rico, 152 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) 15-20-10 he won a 5-1 decision against Keithland King of Virgin Islands; in the finals on 5-22-10 he lost a 6-0 decision against Oscar Molina of Mexico...

 

STRENGTHS: A lefthander with good skills and movement…has good punching power…had a strong amateur background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 14 fights…55 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 3.9 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 78 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 6 rounds – 3 (3-0)…5 rounds – 1 (1-0)…4 rounds – 1 (1-0)…