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Esquiva Falcao, Olympic Medal Winner, Goes Top Rank

LAS VEGAS, NEV -- Top Rank announced today it signed yet another blue chip 2012 Olympian -- 2012 Olympic silver medalist ESQUIVA FALCÄO of Brazil.  He will make his professional debut in early 2014.

Falcäo, 23, advanced to the Olympic finals as a middleweight, mowing down top international competition before losing to gold medalist Ryota Murata (also a Top Rank fighter) of Japan.  It was the first time a Brazilian boxer ever reached an Olympic final.

"We are thrilled that Esquiva has joined Top Rank. He has so much talent and we look forward to letting that talent shine on an international stage," said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank.  "Brazil boasts a robust media market and a rabid fan base.  There is a reason why Brazil is hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.  We look forward to using those platforms in promoting Esquiva."

The southpaw Falcäo joins a sterling list of Olympians already on Top Rank's roster, including gold medalists Zou Shiming of China, Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine, Murata, and Egor Mekhhontcev of Russia, and three other exciting prospects -- American Jose Ramírez, Puerto Rican Felix Verdejo and Mexican Óscar Valdez -- all of whom aspire to become Top Rank's next generation of world champions.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 11-14-2013

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;13930626]Top Rank is making news with all these Olympic guys, but whatever happened to the US team Golden Boy signed up? They had their big Olympic Night card and from then on I haven't heard boo about any of them.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by bigcursedawg on 11-14-2013

Looks like we will see Falcao vs Murata in the future. It's funny his brother signed with golden boy. The Cold War is dividing families now.

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 11-14-2013

Top Rank is making news with all these Olympic guys, but whatever happened to the US team Golden Boy signed up? They had their big Olympic Night card and from then on I haven't heard boo about any of them.

Comment by Luiz on 11-14-2013

Good Luck Esquiva.

Comment by toshmurph on 11-14-2013

Of all the London 2012 Amateurs, besides Lomanchenko, I was waiting for this guy to turn pro! Only 22, good technique and he hits like a truck! Interesting to see how he will develop alongside Anthony Ogogo and Ryota Murata…

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