VS
Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Middleweight
30-1-0
31-5-0

Final Eliminator For

IBF World Middleweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
32
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
KO 2TKO 2TKO 4TKO 1MD 10
30
Wins
31
20
By KO
19
67
KO%
61
1
Losses
5
0
Stopped
2
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2011
163
Pro rounds
214

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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The Ring
-
-
WBA
8
11
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Esquiva Falcao vs Michael Zerafa preview


When is Falcao vs Zerafa?

Esquiva Falcao could potentially square off against Michael Zerafa in Autumn/Fall 2024 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 way of knockout.

Michael Zerafa would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Falcao would have a slight advantage in power over Zerafa, with a 67% knockout percentage compared to Zerafa's 61%.

Esquiva Falcao is the older man by 2 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 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 years and 10 months later than Zerafa, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 51 fewer professional rounds, totaling 163 compared to Zerafa's 214.

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

Michael Zerafa is currently ranked number 8 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 July 1, 2023, by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Unihalle Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany.

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

Going into that contest, he had beaten Artur Akavov on February 20, 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 August 29, 2020, by technical knockout in the 1st round at Arena de Lutas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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

Michael Zerafa has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Erislandy Lara on March 30, 2024, by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Issac Hardman on April 20, 2022, by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Melbourne Convention Centre, Victoria, Australia.

Going into that contest, he had won against Siliveni Nawai on December 20, 2021, by technical knockout in the 4th round at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.

Before that, he had defeated Anthony Mundine on March 13, 2021, by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.

He had been beaten by Jeff Horn on December 18, 2019, by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.

Activity check

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

Esquiva Falcao last fought 1 year and 3 months ago, while Michael Zerafa's last outing was 6 months and 1 day ago.

Falcao's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 2 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 11 months and 1 day. 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, 9 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Falcao vs Zerafa?

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