Eumir Marcial, one of the hottest boxers in the country today, is going to make his debut in the professional ranks in Los Angeles.
Recently signed to MP Promotions, the Filipino middleweight is set to compete in three pro bouts before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. This was revealed by MP Promotions president Sean Gibbons during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
“Hopefully, we’ll do something in October, and then we’ll work from there. Hopefully, three fights before he has to stop and fully concentrate on the Olympics,” said Gibbons.
Gibbons said that these bouts would not in any way impede Marcial’s preparations for the quadrennial summer Olympics that was moved to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 24-year old will be joined in Los Angeles by his coaches from the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines, Don Abnett and Ronald Chavez. They will be training at the legendary Wild Card Gym of Freddie Roach.
Marcial said that the fights at 160 pounds would fit him very well.
“Talagang fit ‘yun sa’kin. Ngayon medyo mataas konti ‘yung timbang ko, pero pagdating sa weight na ‘yan, diyan talaga kundisyon ‘yung katawan ko,” said Marcial.
Gibbons said he is excited for Marcial who he describes as having the “it” factor.
“What makes Eumir special are two things that you don’t learn. Either you’re born with it and you have it, or you don’t. He’s a puncher and he’s got heart, and he’s got a good chin, and he’s got the determination and the will to win. When I watch him fight, you don’t see guys ever at this weight from the Philippines. It’s historic already,” Gibbons added. (JNP)