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Esquiva Falcao vs Michael Zerafa preview
When is Falcao vs Zerafa?
Esquiva Falcao could potentially square off against Michael Zerafa in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
The contest would be a final eliminator for the vacant IBF middleweight championship of the world.
Falcao vs Zerafa stats
Esquiva Falcao would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 30 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michael Zerafa would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Falcao would have a slight advantage in power over Zerafa, with a 67% knock out percentage over Zerafa's 61%.
Esquiva Falcao is the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Zerafa has a height advantage of 1 inch over Falcao. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Esquiva Falcao fights out of the southpaw stance, while Michael Zerafa is an orthodox fighter.
Falcao is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 year and 10 months later than Zerafa, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 61 less professional rounds, 151 to Zerafa's 212.
Esquiva Falcao goes into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBC and 1 by the IBF at middleweight.
Michael Zerafa is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 7 by the WBO and 2 by the IBF in the 160lb division.
Falcao vs Zerafa form
Falcao remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 won against Jorge Daniel Miranda on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Arena de Lutas, Sao Paulo.
He had beat Manny Woods on 9th November 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Chukchansi Park, California, United States.
Michael Zerafa has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Issac Hardman on 20th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Melbourne Convention Centre, Victoria, Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Siliveni Nawai on 20th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.
Going into that contest, he had won against Anthony Mundine on 13th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jeff Horn on 18th December 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.
He had defeated Jeff Horn on 31st August 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.
In terms of recent activity, Esquiva Falcao has been fighting more than Michael Zerafa.
Esquiva Falcao last fought 1 year, 4 months and 9 days ago, while Michael Zerafa's last outing was 11 months and 9 days ago.
Falcao's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Zerafa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
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