Spring 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Middleweight
30-1-0
31-4-0

Final Eliminator For

IBF World Middleweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
31
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
72.4" / 184 cm
Reach
71.7" / 182 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12TD 6TKO 4TKO 1TKO 5
Form
TKO 2TKO 4TKO 1MD 10TKO 9
30
Wins
31
20
By KO
19
67
KO%
61
1
Losses
4
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2011
163
Pro rounds
212

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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The Ring
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WBA
1
10
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
11
IBF
-

Esquiva Falcao vs Michael Zerafa preview


When is Falcao vs Zerafa?

Esquiva Falcao could potentially square off against Michael Zerafa in Spring 2024 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 IBF middleweight championship of the world.

Falcao vs Zerafa stats

Esquiva Falcao would step into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss 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 3 years, at 34 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 4 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 49 less professional rounds, 163 to Zerafa's 212.

Esquiva Falcao goes into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBC and 11 by the IBF at middleweight.

Michael Zerafa is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 160lb division.

Falcao vs Zerafa form

Falcao has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Vincenzo Gualtieri on 1st July 2023 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Unihalle Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany.

Previous to that, he had defeated Patrice Volny on 20th November 2021 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Artur Akavov on 20th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Before that, he had won against Morrama Dheisw de Araujo Santos on 29th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Arena de Lutas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

He had beat Jorge Daniel Miranda on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Arena de Lutas, Sao Paulo.

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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Esquiva Falcao has been fighting more than Michael Zerafa.

Esquiva Falcao last fought 9 months and 3 days ago, while Michael Zerafa's last outing was 1 year, 11 months and 15 days ago.

Falcao's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

Zerafa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Falcao vs Zerafa?

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