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 also be an Olympic qualifier for us. Now, I’m not simply pondering ‘that is the Asian Video games,’ I’m pondering that we have to attain the Finals so we will qualify for Paris,” mentioned Marcial in the course of 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 major goal is to get gold within the Olympics.”
Nonetheless, 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 mild heavyweight because the 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 mild 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 all the way down to 71, the distinction can be too huge and I wouldn’t understand how I’d carry out.”
Not like fellow Filipino boxer Nesthy Petecio, Marcial was unable to take part within the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games because of a hand harm.
Professionally although, the Tokyo Olympian just isn’t falling in need of outstanding with a 4-0 report.
His final match was in opposition to Ricardo Villalba in February this 12 months, dropping his Argentinian foe by way of technical knockout within the second spherical at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
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