Esquiva Falcao 27-0 (19 ko´s) faces his toughest challenge to date when he takes on Artur Akavov on the undercard of Berchelt-Valdez in a 10 round middleweight fight. Falcao has gotten some good experience as a professional and he has been moved slower than you would expect for an olympic silver medallist but they must have felt that he hasn´t been ready for the elite guys. Now they are putting him in with a good solid opponent who will show at what level Falcao currently stands at. Akavov is just that, a tough guy, best described as a gate keeper just before top level. Akavov to his credit has went the distance with Billy Joe Saunders and lasted until the 12th and final round before he was stopped by demetrius Andrade.
Falcao takes care of business here just as expected. We see Falcao winning a clear dominant decision. The Pick is Esquiva Falcao to win by Decision for a price of +105 (2.05 decimal odds)