This past Friday, December 2, 2016, two Team Everlast athletes dominated the ring. Super welterweight, Danny Valdivia (13-0, 9 KOs) fought Aaron Garcia (12-7-1, 10 KOs). He won by unanimous decision after eight rounds of skillful, tactful, and powerful boxing technique. Valdivia quickly picked up on Garcia’s movement and game, slipping countless left hooks that Garcia so badly wanted to land. Valdivia kept his composure, landing smart power combinations that rocked Garcia. Valdivia dropped Garcia in round two with a left hook, causing him to stumble back and fall into the ropes. Garcia did come back to floor Valdivia in round three, but Valdivia knocked down Garcia again in the eighth round with a beautiful left hook to the head.
The referees scored 77-71, 77-71, 78-70 for Valdivia’s thirteenth win, maintaining an undefeated record. Garcia took a lot of hits, and came back with some good counters throughout the fight, but Valdivia was the clear winner. He set the pace of the fight. He put him right where he wanted him, skillfully driving him to the ropes so he could unload a flurry of punches. Valdivia plain out controlled the fight like the undefeated champ he is.
Esquiva Falcão did not disappoint either, even with a new opponent 48 hours before his scheduled fight. Brazilian boxer, Falcão (16-0) defeated Luis Hernandez (15-2-0) by an eight round unanimous decision. The refs scored the fight 79-73, 79-73, and 78-74. Esquiva looked very comfortable in the ring against Hernandez, placing his punches precisely, and expending his energy wisely. Before the fight, Esquiva dedicated this fight to Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team. He fought hard for those who lost their lives tragically and unexpectedly. Winning all eight rounds, Olympic medalist Falcão put all he had into this fight. We look forward to see who they take on next!