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Eumir Marcial: Olympic bid still a go, pro offers not a distraction

Jun 15, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Eumir Marcial says he started receiving offers to turn pro in 2018, but the offers did not stop him from bringing home medals from various international tournaments

VOW. Eumir Marcial says he will give his all to win the elusive Olympic gold medal for the country. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Turning pro? Eumir Marcial to make final decision after ABAP meeting

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:48 PM

With the Tokyo Olympics delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the hard-hitting Eumir Marcial has been tempted to turn professional

OLYMPIC-BOUND. Eumir Marcial is the first Filipino boxer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

ABAP appeals against pro offers for Eumir Marcial

Apr 09, 2020 - 10:07 PM

Philippine boxing president Ricky Vargas hopes Eumir Marcial will focus on his childhood dream of becoming an Olympian

'BIG FISH'. Pro boxing managers eye to sign  Tokyo 2020 Olympics-bound Eumir Marcial even before he sees action in the quadrennial meet. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Tokyo-bound Eumir Marcial nails gold in Olympic qualifiers

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:40 AM

Narrowly winning the first two rounds, Eumir Marcial puffs enough gas in the third and final round to beat Abilkhan Amankul of Kazakhstan

GOLD HAUL. Eumir Felix Marcial follows up his gold-medal winning run in the Southeast Asian Games with another top prize. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Eumir Marcial punches Olympic qualifiers finals ticket

Mar 11, 2020 - 11:52 AM

After clinching a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth, Eumir Marcial goes for gold in the men's middleweight final

FINALS-BOUND. Eumir Marcial aims for the gold to fulfill his expectations of being the tournament No. 1 seed in the men's middleweight. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Marcial books quarterfinals slot, nears Olympics berth

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:49 PM

Eumir Felix Marcial moves one win away from qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

OLYMPIC DREAM. Eumir Felix Marcial nears his dream of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH boxers Petecio, Marcial seeded No. 1 in Olympic qualifiers

Mar 03, 2020 - 2:33 PM

World championship medalists Nesthy Petecio and Eumir Marcial are the country's frontrunners for an Olympic berth in the continental qualifiers

FRONTRUNNER. Nesthy Petecio begin her Olympic qualifying campaign on Wednesday, March 4. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

John Marvin shock exit lit Marcial fire to capture SEA Games boxing gold

Dec 16, 2019 - 4:41 PM

With friend and teammate John Marvin in mind, Eumir Marcial barely breaks a sweat as he clinches his third straight SEA Games gold medal

DOMINANT. Eumir Marcial makes short work of his Vietnamese foe in the middleweight finals of the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Eumir Marcial destroys Malaysian foe, barges into boxing final

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Transforming into a non-stop punching machine, Zamboanga City native Eumir Marcial stops Malaysia's Mohamed Aswan Bin Che Azmi via first-round stoppage

Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines stops Azmi Mood Aswan Che of Malaysia in the first round after referee stops contest in the 30th SEA Games Boxing middle weight division bout on December 6, 2019, at the PICC Forum. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte gives Yulo, Petecio, other medal winners more cash rewards

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:16 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with gymnast Carlos Yulo, boxers Nesthy Petecio and Eumir Marcial, pole vaulter Ernest Obiena, and weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz in the Malacañang complex

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Gold Medalist Carlos Yulo at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on October 16, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Sports wRap: Did Bo Perasol deserve his punishment?

Oct 05, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on the wild UAAP action and other happenings in the Philippine sports scene

Marcial heads PH boxing lineup for SEA Games

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Eumir Marcial targets a third gold medal, while Carlo Paalam, Rogen Ladon, Ian Clark Bautista, and Charly Suarez look to impress

BACK-TO-BACK. Eumir Marcial looks to defend his middleweight gold medal in the SEA Games. File photo

Marcial settles for silver in World Boxing Championships

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Eumir Marcial becomes only the third Filipino to win a silver in the Worlds

FILIPINO PRIDE. Eumir Marcial deliver another medal for the Philippines. Screengrab from Youtube/AIBA Boxing

PH boxer Eumir Marcial scores stoppage win in Prague tiff

Feb 03, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The 23-year-old slugger from Zamboanga stymies his foe within 3 rounds in the Europe vs Asia Boxing Tournament

GETTING THERE. Two-time SEA Games gold medalist Eumir Marcial (left), who's coached by Ronald Chaves, says he's still far from top shape coming off the Christmas break. Contributed photo

Gold-medal chase continues for 3 Pinoy boxers

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:27 AM

Assured of a bronze, Philippine boxers Eumir Marcial, Carlo Paalam and Rogen Ladon aim for another medal color

DOMINATING. Philippine boxer Eumir Felix Marcial (left) beats Korea's Kim Jinjea via unanimous decision to march into the middleweight semifinals. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Carlo Paalam, Eumir Marcial deliver sure boxing bronze

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:22 PM

After a shaky start to their campaign, the Philippine boxers have secured at least three bronze medals in the 2018 Asian Games

YOUNG WARRIOR. Carlo Paalam (right) upsets former Asian champion Zhussupov Temritas of Kazakhstan in the men's light flyweight. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Boxers Marcial, Paalam overpower Asiad rivals

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:38 PM

Only three Filipino boxers – Eumir Marcial, Carlo Paalam and Rogen Ladon – got past the preliminaries

SENSATIONAL. Eumir Marcial puts on a dominant show to fuel Philippine boxing's medal hopes. File photo

After SEAG gold, Eumir Marcial dreams of fighting 'middleweight monster' Golovkin

Sep 02, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Eumir Marcial is dreaming big after winning his second straight gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games

DREAMING BIG. Eumir Marcial is dreaming big after winning his second straight gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games. Photo by POC-PSC media

Rappler Talk Sports: SEA Games boxers John Marvin, Eumir Marcial and Mario Fernandez

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:06 PM

The SEA Games medalists drop by the Rappler office to talk about life in and out of the ring

Marcial wanted to win boxing gold to avenge Paalam's controversial loss

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:59 AM

Eumir Marcial was motivated to avenge Carlo Paalam whom he believes was cheated out of a victory against a Malaysian opponent

PAYBACK. Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (R) wanted to avenge the questionable loss of teammate Carlo Paalam to a Malaysian foe by winning the gold medal and knocking out another Malaysian opponent in the semis. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Marcial fights through injured knuckle for SEA Games boxing gold

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:13 PM

Eumir Marcial a southpaw threw all he had into every punch despite suffering from a nagging left knuckle injury

THROUGH PAIN. Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (R) competes against Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand and wins gold despite fighting through a left knuckle injury. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Marcial wins middleweight boxing gold at 2017 SEA Games, Fernandez settles for silver

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Eumir Marcial is too fast and too strong for Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand winning the middleweight gold by decision

BACK TO BACK. Eumir Marcial of Zamboanga City uses his combination of power and speed to earn the middleweight gold at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo by PSC-POC Media

The worst controversies so far of 2017 SEA Games boxing

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:21 PM

As the late Teddy Brenner would say only the ring was square

CONTROVERSY. Kazakhstan's Bazarbaev Dulat gave the Malaysian middleweight an extra 20 seconds to recover after he was knocked down by Eumir Marcial. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

Boxer Eumir Marcial 'willing to die' for SEA Games gold

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:29 AM

Marcial had revenge in his heart when he faced his Malaysian foe in the semifinals; And vengeance he exacted

MARCIAL LAW. Boxing can be a matter of life and death, and Eumir Marcial is willing to take it there if need be. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

PH boxers Marvin, Marcial, Fernandez advance to SEA Games finals

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:07 PM

John Marvin Eumir Marcial and Mario Fernandez win while Charly Suarez and Ian Clark Bautista lose in the semifinals

ON TO THE FINAL. Philippine boxer John Marvin (R) is ecstatic after defeating a tough-as-nails Anavat Thongkrathok in the semifinal match. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

PH boxers Bautista, Fernandez, Marcial cruise at 2017 SEA Games

Aug 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Filipino boxers Ian Clark Bautista Mario Fernandez and Eumir Marcial have little difficulty in their opening bouts

EARLY NIGHT. Bantamweight Mario Fernandez walked through Myanmar veteran Maung Nge in his opening bout. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

SEA Games boxing matters little, but Philippines doesn't mind the medals

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines will send a strong boxing squad to the 2017 SEA Games which gets more attention than the more important world championships

HEADING TO MALAYSIA. Eumir Marcial withdrew from the AIBA World Championships to compete at the SEA Games. The SEA Games is a lesser tournament, but it's the easiest gold medal they'll have a shot at all year. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Ladon, Maamo last PH boxers standing at Asian Championships

May 04, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Rogen Ladon and Dannel Maamo have qualified for the World Championships while Eumir Marcial can still qualify if he wins his box off

FINAL FOUR. Rogen Ladon defeated his Syrian opponent by disqualification to advance to the semifinals. Screenshot from Rappler

PH boxer Eumir Marcial crashes out of Olympic qualifiers

Jun 18, 2016 - 7:28 PM

The Philippines will send just two boxers to the Rio Games after the number one seeded welterweight loses to his German foe

OUT. Eumir Marcial exits from the Olympic qualifier after losing a split decision to a German foe. Photo by Rafael Bandayrel/Rappler

Marcial draws bye at Olympic qualifier, Bautista faces two-time Olympian

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:02 PM

Filipino boxers Eumir Marcial and Ian Clark Bautista are in Azerbaijan seeking to qualify for the Rio Olympics

QUALIFYING HOPES. Ian Clark Bautista (L) and Eumir Marcial (R) have one final shot at making it to the Rio Olympics. Photos by Rafael Bandayrel

PH boxers Marcial, Bautista fight for Olympic dream

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:19 PM

For Eumir Marcial and Ian Clark Bautista their Olympic dreams come down to one final qualifying tournament in Azerbaijan

GOLDEN DREAMS. Eumir Marcial (pictured) and Ian Clark Bautista will try to add to the Philippines' boxing delegation at the Rio Olympics

Eumir Marcial loses Olympic qualifier box-off to Mongolian foe

Apr 01, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Filipino welterweight boxer Eumir Marcial falls short in his bid to qualify for the 2016 Olympics after losing a unanimous decision to Mongolia s Tuvshinbat Byamba

NO TICKET. Eumir Marcial misses out on an opportunity to join teammates Rogen Ladon and Charly Suarez at the Rio Olympics. File photo from ABAP

4 Pinoy boxers advance to Olympics Qualifying semis; Petecio out

Mar 30, 2016 - 1:12 PM

Rogen Ladon Mario Fernandez Charly Suarez and Eumir Marcial move one win away from qualifying for the Rio Olympics

ONE WIN AWAY. From left. flyweight Rogen Ladon, bantamweight Mario Fernandez, lightweight Charly Suarez and welterweight Eumir Felix Marcial during light training on Wednesday.Photo from ABAP

5 Filipino boxers advance to Olympic Qualifier quarterfinals

Mar 29, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Eumir Felix Marcial Rogen Ladon Mario Fernandez Charly Suarez and Nesthy Petecio move one step closer to a spot in the 2016 Olympics

ON TO THE QUARTERS. Eumir Marcial, seen during the 2015 SEA Games, is one of 5 Filipino boxers in the Asian-Oceanian qualifiers. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Pinoy boxers Suarez, Petecio earn 1-2 wins in Olympic Qualifiers

Mar 28, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Charly Suarez and Nesthy Petecio are 4 wins away from earning a spot in the 2016 Olympics

NEXT ROUND. Charly Suarez (L) and Nesthy Petecio (R) kept the Philippines unbeaten at the Asian-Oceania qualifiers. File photos/Rappler

Filipino boxer Ladon dominates Polish foe, Marcial loses in AIBA quarters

Oct 10, 2015 - 11:13 PM

Rogen Ladon of Bago City defeats Dawid Jagodzinski by a 3 0 shutout to inch closer to a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics

NEXT ROUND. Rogen Ladon defeated his Polish foe in dominant fashion as he enters the 108-pound semifinals. Screenshot from AIBA livestream

Filipino boxer Marcial survives brawl to enter AIBA Worlds quarterfinals

Oct 09, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Welterweight Eumir Marcial outslugs Spain s Youba Ndiaye Sissokho to join the final 8 at the 2015 AIBA World Amateur Boxing Championships

SLUGGER. Eumir Marcial of the Philippines showed heart and guts in outlasting Spain's Youba Ndiaye Sissokho to enter the quarterfinals. Screenshot from YouTube

Filipino Ladon upsets top seed at World Amateur Boxing Championships

Oct 08, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Rogen Ladon pitches a shutout against the top junior flyweight in the competition in their second round showdown

Bautista, Marcial fight for Asian Boxing Championships semis berths

Sep 01, 2015 - 10:33 PM

Bautista and Marcial both gold medal winners in the last Southeast Asian Games in Singapore will also clinch slots to the AIBA World Championships with wins

KO KID. Ian Clark Bautista, seen at the 2015 SEA Games, looks to qualify for the AIBA World Championships with a win in the quarterfinals. Screenshot from YouTube

Can the PH boxing team win 8 gold medals? 'It's very possible'

Jun 09, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The Philippines will compete in 8 of the 11 SEA Games boxing gold medal matches on Wednesday June 10 with a chance to equal their gold medal haul from the 2005 Games

Nesthy Petecio of Davao del Sur will be one of 8 Filipinos to compete in the SEA Games boxing finals. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

IN PHOTOS: All Philippine gold medal wins at 2015 SEA Games

Jun 07, 2015 - 10:10 PM

View photos of all 29 of the Philippines gold medal wins at the 28th Southeast Asian Games

Gilas Cadets celebrate their 17th SEA Games basketball gold medal. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters