Unihalle Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
Belts on The Line
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Who won Gualtieri vs Falcao?
Vincenzo Gualtieri beat Esquiva Falcao by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 1st July 2023 at Unihalle Wuppertal in Wuppertal.
The scorecards were announced as 116-110, 116-110, 117-109 in favor of winner Vincenzo Gualtieri.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the IBF middleweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Oliha vs Alamos.
Gualtieri vs Falcao stats
Back in July 2023, Vincenzo Gualtieri stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 1 draw.
Esquiva Falcao made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 30 wins and 0 draws.
Vincenzo Gualtieri was the younger man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Vincenzo Gualtieri fought out of the orthodox stance, while Esquiva Falcao was a southpaw.
Gualtieri was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 8 months later than Falcao, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 158 to Falcao's 163.
Vincenzo Gualtieri went into the fight ranked number 3 by the IBF at middleweight.
Esquiva Falcao was ranked number 4 by the WBC and 1 by the IBF in the 160lb division.
Gualtieri vs Falcao form
Falcao had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Patrice Volny on 20th November 2021 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Artur Akavov on 20th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Morrama Dheisw de Araujo Santos on 29th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Arena de Lutas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Before that, he had defeated Jorge Daniel Miranda on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Arena de Lutas, Sao Paulo.
He had won against Manny Woods on 9th November 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Chukchansi Park, California, United States.
Gualtieri's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
Falcao's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
What time did Gualtieri vs Falcao start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM UTC at Unihalle Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Gualtieri vs Falcao?
Vincenzo Gualtieri was a 5/2 (+250) underdog going into the contest, while Esquiva Falcao made his way into the ring at 3/10 (-330) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Esquiva Falcao - KO||57.14%|
|Esquiva Falcao - Decision||28.57%|
|Vincenzo Gualtieri - Decision||14.29%|
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