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Golden Boy inks Olympian Yamaguchi Falcao

A 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist from the country of Brazil, Yamaguchi Falcao will begin his journey toward professional gold as a member of the Golden Boy Promotions team, the Los Angeles-based promoter announced today. Falcao fought his way to the brink of the 2012 Olympics at 160 pounds, but with his brother also weighing 160, he decided to move up to eight pounds to avoid possibly fighting Esquiva. The fighting Falcao brothers both went to the London Games, with Esquiva winning a Silver medal and Yamaguchi a Bronze, marking the first time in 44 years that a Brazilian boxer had won an Olympic medal. Yamaguchi stayed with the AIBA for a year and has he now decided to toss his hat into the pro ring. A date and venue for Yamaguchi’s professional debut will be announced at a later date.











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