Eumir Marcial determined to get to Paris Olympics through Asian Games

Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial during the 2023 Asian Games send off ceremony

Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial throughout the 2023 Asian Video games ship off ceremony. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines continues to be a rustic to look out for within the boxing occasions of the 2022 Asian Video games.

Main the Filipino boxers’ cost within the continental meet is Eumir Marcial, who’s eyeing greater than only a media but additionally a ticket for the Paris Olympics subsequent 12 months.

“This Asian Video games can be an Olympic qualifier for us. Now, I’m not simply considering ‘that is the Asian Video games,’ I’m considering that we have to attain the Finals so we will qualify for Paris,” stated Marcial throughout the sendoff ceremonies on Monday.

“My objective is not only to win a medal or get the gold however to additionally qualify for the Olympics as a result of our principal goal is to get gold within the Olympics.”

Nevertheless, Marcial should exit of his consolation zone within the video games in Hangzhou, China.

Competing primarily within the middleweight division, the Zamboanga-born fighter goes as much as gentle heavyweight for the reason that Olympics took out the qualifiers for the middleweight class.

“My weight class was middleweight after I fought within the Olympics. Now, I’m shifting as much as gentle heavyweight as a result of the opposite division was taken out within the Olympic qualifiers so I don’t have my [usual] weight class.” 

“It was both 71kg or 80kg and I’m at 75. If I am going right down to 71, the distinction can be too large and I wouldn’t know the way I’d carry out.”

In contrast to fellow Filipino boxer Nesthy Petecio, Marcial was unable to take part within the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games attributable to a hand damage.

Professionally although, the Tokyo Olympian is just not falling in need of exceptional with a 4-0 document.

His final match was in opposition to Ricardo Villalba in February this 12 months, dropping his Argentinian foe through technical knockout within the second spherical at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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