Filipino Olympians: 5 facts to know about boxer Eumir Marcial

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Phillippines' Eumir Felix Marcial, red, and Uzbekistan's Israil Madrimov fight in their men's middleweight boxing semifinal at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial is set to represent the Philippines in the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
  • Eumir Marcial is a silver medallist at the 2019 International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Boxing Championships, a biennial amateur meet.

Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial. (Photo: Eumir Marcial/Instagram)
Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial. (Photo: Eumir Marcial/Instagram)
  • Pacman-approved: Marcial is signed under MP Promotions, which was founded by boxing great Manny Pacquiao. He trains under legendary coach Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.

Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial. (Photo: Eumir Marcial/Instagram)
Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial. (Photo: Eumir Marcial/Instagram)
  • He holds a 1-0 card in the professional scene, making a successful debut back in December 2020 with a unanimous decision win over Andrew Whitfield in a middleweight bout.

Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial. (Photo: Eumir Marcial/Instagram)
Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial. (Photo: Eumir Marcial/Instagram)
  • The Zamboanga-native started training at the age of six under the supervision of his father, Eulalio.

Men's middleweight bronze medalist Phillippines' Eumir Felix Marcial stands on the podium at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
  • Standing at 5-foot-11 (1.80m), he is the tallest member of the Philippine national boxing team that will partake in the Tokyo Olympics, where he will compete in the men’s middleweight division.

Ohmer Bautista is a sports journalist who has covered local and international sporting events in the Philippines. The views expressed are his own.

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