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Who won Falcao vs Akavov?
Esquiva Falcao beat Artur Akavov by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 20th February 2021 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Esquiva Falcao.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Miguel Berchelt losing to Oscar Valdez for the WBC World Super Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Gabriel Flores Jr beat Jayson Velez.
Falcao vs Akavov stats
Esquiva Falcao stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Artur Akavov made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Falcao had a large advantage in power over Akavov, boosting at 70% knock out percentage over Akavov's 45%.
Esquiva Falcao was the younger man by 33 years, at years old.
Falcao had a height advantage of 1 inch over Akavov. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Esquiva Falcao & Artur Akavov fought out of a southpaw stance.
Falcao was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 year and 11 months later than Akavov, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 135 to Akavov's 144.
Esquiva Falcao went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF at middleweight.
Falcao vs Akavov form
Akavov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Demetrius Andrade on 18th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Billy Joe Saunders on 3rd December 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Todd Manuel on 30th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, United States.
Before that, he had won against Freddy Lopez on 20th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn.
He had beat Michel Mothmora on 12th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at A Le Coq Sports Palace, Tartu, Estonia.
Falcao's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.3 rounds on average.
Akavov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Falcao vs Akavov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Falcao vs Akavov?
Falcao vs Akavov was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US.
What were the odds on Falcao vs Akavov?
Esquiva Falcao was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Artur Akavov made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.