Esquiva Falcao

Weightclass: Super Middleweight

  • 22wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 15kos

AGE:
28
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 28, Esquiva is a four-year pro. A rising contender 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 Olympic Games, and the son of Adegard Florenino – also known as “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, four in 2016, and three in 2017. He gave impressive performances each time.

He has fought two times in 2018.

In his last fight on July 28 in Kissimmee, Florida, he won by first-round knockout against Jonathan Tavira.

The scheduled 10-rounder was one of the co-featured bouts with the Masayuki Ito vs. Christopher Diaz main event, and Esquiva quickly overpowered him. He scored two knockdowns in the first round – the first with a left hand to the head, the second with a left hand to the body – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:38.

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 havealways 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

  • 2018

    In his last fight on 7-28-18 in Kissimmee, FL, he won by knockout (1st round) against left-handed Jonathan Tavira (17-5): the scheduled 10-rounder was one of the co-featured bouts with the Masayuki Ito vs. Christopher Diaz main event, and Esquiva quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round – the first with a left hand to the head, the second with a left hand to the body – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:38.

    On 3-10-18 in Carson, CA, he won by knockout (1st round) against Salim Larbi (20-8-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Oscar Valdez vs. Scott Quigg main event, and Esquiva quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, both with left hands, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 2:06.

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  • 2017

    On 11-3-17 in Kissimmee, FL, he won by TKO (7th round) against Jose Fandino (11-3): the scheduled 8-rounder was one of the co-features at the Osceola Heritage Center; Esquiva scored two knockdowns in the 3rd round, both with body punches, but was later penalized one point for low blows; he scored another knockdown with a body punch in the 7th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:43…

    On 8-5-17 in Los Angeles, CA, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Norberto Gonzalez (23-9): the bout was on the undercard of the Vasily Lomachenko vs. Miguel Marriaga main event – Gonzalez gave a good effort, but Esquiva dominated the fight; he out-boxed and out-worked Gonzalez, and consistently landed the harder punches; scored 80-72 on all three scorecards…

    On 2-17-17 in El Paso, TX, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Jaime Barboza (19-10): the bout was co-featured at the Don Haskins Convention Center, and Esquiva dominated the fight; he staggered Barboza late in the 1st round and consistently landed the harder punches; he rocked Barboza repeatedly in the following rounds, and won by scores of 80-72, 80-72, 79-73…

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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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