Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/26/14
CEO of Banner Promotions Artie Pelullo and Former four- time world champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas would like to send congratulations to Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino and his brother Esquiva Falcao Florentino for their historic success at the 2012 Olympic Games in London Esquiva a Middleweight (75 KG) has already clinched a bronze medal, which would be the first Olympic medal in Boxing from Brazil in forty-four years. Yamaguchi, a Light Heavyweight (81 KG) has a chance to match his brother’s accomplishment if he can beat the heralded Julio La Cruz Paraza of Cuba on Wednesday. “I would like to congratulate to the two brothers and the rest of the Brazilian team”, said Pelullo. “For Esquiava to put himself in position to win a medal is a great achievement and something that has not happened for Brazil for a long time and I know the country is very proud of him. Yamaguchi has a chance to not only equal Esquiva but to do it against a Cuban would be a tremendous accomplishme...
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