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Esquiva Falcao
Weightclass:
Super Middleweight
Age:
24
Birthplace:
Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Record:
5-0, 3 KO
Height:
5’10”
Reach:
Managers:
 
Trainers:
biography

Twitter: @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 Brazilian National Championships (amateur), 165 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2010 Olympic Cup (amateur), 152 pounds – Silver Medalist...
2010 Jose Cheo Aponte Tournament (amateur), 152 pounds - Bronze Medalist...
2010 South American Games (amateur), 152 pounds – Bronze Medalist...

At the age of 24, Esquiva is a sensational prospect at 160 pounds. A former international amateur standout, he won the middleweight silver medal at the 2012 Olympics.
He is the younger brother, by two years, of Yamaguchi Falcão, who won the 178-pound bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Esquiva made his pro debut on February 14 and won by fourth-round TKO against Joshua Robertson.
The Ring's Francisco Salazar reported from ringside [excerpts]: Esquiva Falcao was successful in his professional debut, stopping game Joshua Robertson in the fourth round of a scheduled six-round bout.
The southpaw Falcao was effective from the outset, beating Robertson to the punch with counter hooks or crosses behind a consistent jab.
Falcao began digging to the body in the third round, slowly breaking Robertson down. In the fourth round, Falcao stepped up his aggression, landing at will against a retreating Robertson. Once Robertson was pinned against the ropes and not fighting back, [the] referee stepped in and waved the fight over at 2:46. [End Salazar...
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fight history
Fight by Fight - on 4-12-14 in Las Vegas, NV he scored a UD win over Ethan Pena (2-1, 1 KO) of Providence, Rhode Island on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley Jr. 2. Scores: 60-54 (twice), 60-53...
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 rockec Robertson with a series of unanswered punches in the 4th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:36…
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND:
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:
2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - Almaty, Kazakhstan, 165 pounds: in his first fight on 10-19-13 he won a 2-1 decision against Vitaliy Bondarenko of Bulgaria; in his second fight on 10-21-13 he lost a 3-0 decision against Artem Chebotarev of Russia...
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...
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Biography
  • Twitter: @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 Brazilian National Championships (amateur), 165 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2010 Olympic Cup (amateur), 152 pounds – Silver Medalist...
  • 2010 Jose Cheo Aponte Tournament (amateur), 152 pounds - Bronze Medalist...
  • 2010 South American Games (amateur), 152 pounds – Bronze Medalist...

At the age of 24, Esquiva is a sensational prospect at 160 pounds. A former international amateur standout, he won the middleweight silver medal at the 2012 Olympics.

He is the younger brother, by two years, of Yamaguchi Falcão, who won the 178-pound bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.

Esquiva made his pro debut on February 14 and won by fourth-round TKO against Joshua Robertson.

The Ring's Francisco Salazar reported from ringside [excerpts]: Esquiva Falcao was successful in his professional debut, stopping game Joshua Robertson in the fourth round of a scheduled six-round bout.

The southpaw Falcao was effective from the outset, beating Robertson to the punch with counter hooks or crosses behind a consistent jab.

Falcao began digging to the body in the third round, slowly breaking Robertson down. In the fourth round, Falcao stepped up his aggression, landing at will against a retreating Robertson. Once Robertson was pinned against the ropes and not fighting back, [the] referee stepped in and waved the fight over at 2:46. [End Salazar item]

Esquiva signed a promotional contract with Top Rank last November.

Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [Nov. 14, 2013 – excerpts]: Top Rank's Olympic signing binge continued with the signing of 2012 middleweight silver medalist Esquiva Falcao of Brazil.

In the Olympic final in London, Falcao, a southpaw, lost 14-13 to gold medalist Ryota Murata of Japan, who also signed with Top Rank and made his pro debut on Aug. 25.

"We are thrilled that Esquiva has joined Top Rank. He has so much talent and we look forward to letting that talent shine on an international stage," Top Rank president Todd duBoef said. "Brazil boasts a robust media market and a rabid fan base. There is a reason why Brazil is hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. We look forward to using those platforms in promoting Esquiva."

Falcao is the latest 2012 Olympian to sign with Top Rank, which has landed four of the 10 gold medalists: Russian heavyweight Egor Mekhontsev, Murata, Ukrainian featherweight Vasyl Lomachenko (a two-time gold medalist) and Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming, who owns three Olympic medals (gold from 2008 and '12, bronze from '04).

Prior to the London Games, no Brazilian had won an Olympic boxing medal in 44 years.

There has not been a top professional fighter from Brazil since the early 2000s heyday of former lightweight and junior lightweight titlist Acelino "Popo" Freitas. [End Rafael item]

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND:

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - Almaty, Kazakhstan, 165 pounds: in his first fight on 10-19-13 he won a 2-1 decision against Vitaliy Bondarenko of Bulgaria; in his second fight on 10-21-13 he lost a 3-0 decision against Artem Chebotarev of Russia...

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...

2011 GIRALDO CORDOVA CARDIN MEMORIAL - Havana, Cuba, 165 pounds: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 6-1-11 he lost a 32-16 decision against Emilio Correa of Cuba...

2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil, 165 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-11-10 he won a 6-1 decision against Abel Silva; in the quarterfinals on 10-13-10 he won a 9-3 decision against Alexsandro Santos; in the semifinals on 10-14-10 he stopped William Santos in the 3rd round; in the finals on 10-16-10 he won a 31-3 decision against Glaucelio Abreu...

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...

2010 JOSE CHEO APONTE TOURNAMENT - Caguas, Puerto Rico, 152 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight he won a 4-3 decision against Justiniano Mina of Ecuador; in his second fight he won a 6-5 decision against Ricardo Reyes of Puerto Rico; in the semifinals he lost a 5-4 decision against Oscar Molina of Mexico...

2010 SOUTH AMERICAN GAMES - Medellin, Colombia - 152 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 3-22-10 he stopped Gabriel Castillo of Panama in the 2nd round; in the semifinals on 3-24-10 he lost a 9-6 decision against Brian Castano of Argentina...

2009 BATALLA DE CARABOBO - Valencia, Venezuela, 152 pounds: in his first fight on 6-21-09 he lost a 10-4 decision against Carlos Banteur of Cuba...

2008 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS - Cuenca, Ecuador, 152 pounds: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 16-4-08 he won a 20-10 decision against Juan Santos of Dominican Republic; in the semifinals on 6-6-08 he lost a 17-8 decision against John Jackson of Virgin Islands…