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Marvelous Marcial knocks out Armenian foe in first round for sure Olympic medal

Marcial was the more aggressive pug against Darchinyan, with the latter opting for a more defensive game plan against the Filipino......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarAug 1st, 2021

Marcial ruels to fight for gold; Yulo out to redeem self

Tokyo—Eumir Marcial sent fellow pro Arman Darchinyan reeling to the canvas in a first-round knockout win that installed the Filipino middleweight in the semifinals of the 69-75kg division and assured the Philippines of another medal, a bronze, in the Summer Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena here on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Palace celebrates Eumir Marcial quarterfinals win at Tokyo Olympics 

Malacañang commended boxer Eumir Marcial for securing an Olympic podium finish after beating his Armenian opponent at the Tokyo Games on Sunday. Marcial got his ticket in the semifinals after his first-round knockout win against Armenia’s Arman Darchinyan in their quarterfinal bout at the Kokugikan Arena. “We congratulate Eumir Marcial for securing the Philippines’ third […] The post Palace celebrates Eumir Marcial quarterfinals win at Tokyo Olympics  appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Yulo gets additional P800K Olympic bid funding

Filipino gymnast Caloy Yulo preparation for the Tokyo Olympics got an additional boost after the MVP Sports Foundation (MVPSF) extended a much-needed financial help on Wednesday. MVPSF president Al Panlilio announced that they have granted an extra P800,000 funding for Yulo to cover his training expenses in Japan as he prepares for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled July 23 to August 8 next year. "The MVPSF wants to make sure that our athletes still get the best training possible, even as we face the current COVID-19 pandemic," Panlilio said. The financial donation was coursed through the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines. "Aside from the financial relief from the additional finding, we're hopeful that this also puts Caloy's mind at ease, because we want to show him that we're behind him all the way," said Panlilio. "His sole focus should be on his quest to win an Olympic medal, and we'll do our best to take care of the rest." The 20-year old gymnast is one of four Filipinos who have qualified for the Games, which was delayed for a year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, along with pole vaulter EJ Obiena and boxers Eumir Felix Marcial and Irish Magno. Yulo earned his ticket to the Games after advancing to the final round of the men's all-around in the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. He also won the gold in the men's floor exercise in the same tournament. The Manila pride also won two gold medals and five silvers in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games hosted by the Philippines. With the financial help, Yulo got all-important shot in the arm as he vies for the elusive Olympics gold.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

Pro-bound Eumir Marcial could make debut by October

After signing his MP Promotions contract earlier this month, there already seems to be a number of plans in place for Eumir Felix Marcial.  While Marcial is taking steps towards his professional career, the 24-year old decorated amateur pug has maintained that his prime objective right now is to bring home a gold medal for the Philippines in the Olympics. (READ ALSO: Eumir Marcial set on going pro but maintains Olympic gold medal is top priority) Marcial secured his spot in the Tokyo Olympics before the COVID-19 pandemic forced oa postponement of the Summer games to 2021.  Keeping that in mind, MP Promotions appears to be all-in on making Marcial’s gold medal dream into a reality, and that includes gearing his professional training towards becoming the best version of himself in time for Tokyo.  “We have a lot of great things in store, getting Eumir’s career going, we’re bringing him to the US, we’ll train him here, working under some of the top trainers and good sparring, and we’re really just kind of focused on the for first year is winning that gold medal, so everything we do leading up to Tokyo, when he has a few professional fights, is gonna be with in mind that we keep everything good for Tokyo,” explained MP Promotions President Sean Gibbons on Tuesday’s PSA Forum.  With about a year before Tokyo, Gibbons hopes to have Marcial compete in around three professional bouts starting this October.  “We’d hope to possibly have about three fights, because you have about nine months, you have a year before the Olympics, almost to the day right now, but I think you have to stop about three months before, so hopefully, we’ll do something in October, and then we’ll work from there, hopefully three fights before he has to stop and go fully concentrate on the Olympics.”  Gibbons maintains that for now, all of Marcial’s moves will have his Olympics appearance in mind, meaning that his first few pro bouts will likely be 4 to 6-round contest, which is similar to what he’ll be competing in at the Summer games.  To start out, just [4 and 6-rounders] because again, we’re trying to keep in line with what he’s going to be doing in Tokyo, so everything is geared towards preparation for that, and that’s why you start off with a 4 or 6-rounder, then another 4-6 depending again, we have to talk to Eumir, talk to his coaches, talk to everybody, but the idea is to sharpen up a lot of out-of-competition, not the actual fights itself, but all the training he’ll do and, let’s say when he comes to Los Angeles, all the different types of sparring and whoever we work with, along with his coaches,”  Gibbons also gave credit to Marcial’s current coaching team with the National Team, coach Ronald Chavez and coach Don Abnett, the men who have helped transform Marcial to the decorated amateur star and prospect that he is today.  “That’s one of the things I want to say also:  he’s had very good coaches so far, they’ve done very well, so we’re going to adapt whatever Eumir wants, with his coaches, whoever the team chooses in LA to work with,” said Gibbons.  “Yung gusto ko parin kasi, yung makasama ko sa training yung coaches ko, yun parin yung gusto ko makasama dito,” explained Marcial. “Sila pa din yung gusto ko makasama dahil siyempre, Olympics parin, ito parin yung pinag-hahandaan natin, so yun yung gusto kong makasama na mga coach, kasi siyempre amateur parin yung lalaruin natin doon, and gusto ko parin ma-maintain yung style ko yung paano mag-laro sa amateur.”  The commitment to the Olympics, Gibbons says, is something that Marcial has been focused on.  “Eumir has always told me, ‘I promised my dad, I promised the country that I’m gonna win the gold medal.’, so that’s what were doing everything to start the career with, in mind to get better to beat the guy from Ukraine, to beat the Russians, to beat those guys.” As for weight class, Gibbons says that Marcial should be competing around 160-162-pounds or at middleweight in order to keep him in the same division as the one he'll be competing at in the Olympics.  "It appears that we’ll probably  be doing it at middleweight, 160-pounds right in there, 160-162-pounds because again, Eumir is fighting in the Olympics at 165-pounds, that’s 75 kilos, and again, you don’t want to take a guy too low when you’re basically just preparing everything for Tokyo. Somewhere around the weight that he’s been fighting at as an amateur."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

Tagaytay house and lots for Olympic medalists begin construction

Diaz, Petecio, Paalam and Marcial were shown the houses and lots in Tagaytay City as rewards for bringing home the country’s first Olympic gold medal the Tokyo Games apart from a couple of silver and a bronze......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Team PH: Tokyo Olympics by the numbers

4 -- It’s mission accomplished for Team Philippines at the Tokyo Olympic 2020+1, churning out its best performance ever with a gold, courtesy of Hidilyn Diaz in weightlifting, two silvers from boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam, and a bronze medal by Eumir Marcial, also in boxing.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Pacquiao backs Paalam’s bid for Olympic gold vs Briton

By CARLO ANOLIN Expect Manny Pacquiao to continue cheering on flyweight Olympic boxer Carlo Paalam when he competes in the gold medal match against Galal Yafai of Great Britain at the Kokugikan Arena today.The Filipino boxing legend paid homage to Paalam and middleweight boxer Eumir Felix Marcial during their respective semifinal matches Thursday, Aug. 5.Pacquiao […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Eumir Marcial laments narrowly missing the Olympic gold

Marcial settled for the bronze medal with the semifinal loss, though it might as well could've been silver or gold with the hairline decision that ousted the Filipino pug out of the competition......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

2nd gold in sight as Paalam tames Japanese foe, but Marcial loses

By TITO S. TALAO TOKYO — Flyweight Carlo Paalam combined guile and blinding speed to stay in the hunt for the Philippines’ second gold medal in the XXXII Olympiad Thursday even as middleweight Eumir Felix Marcial saw a critical second round edge vanish against a tireless wrecking machine from Ukraine that mirrored Ivan Drago, losing […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Marcial loses to Ukrainian, settles for Olympic boxing bronze

It’s the end of the road for Eumir Marcial in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the gallant Filipino boxer will take home a bronze medal......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Marcial bows to Ukrainian demigod, settles for 3rd

Tokyo—Eumir Felix Marcial rammed into a Ukrainian demigod in Oleksandr Khyzhniak and bowed in a split decision loss, 2-3, to settle for a bronze medal in the men’s middleweight boxing competition at the Summer Olympic Games on Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Marcial, Paalam shoot for gold-medal round

Tokyo---Middleweight Eumir Marcial and flyweight Carlo Paalam try to punch their ways to the gold-medal round in the Kokugikan Arena today (Thursday). .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

PH Assured of 3 More Olympic Medals as Paalam, Peticio, Marcial Dominate

UPDATE 1 (1:26 p.m. Philippine Time): Nesthy Peticio settles for the silver medal after losing the gold medal bout to hometown bet Sena Irie. After Hidilyn Diaz won the Philippines’ first gold medal in the Olympics in 97-years of competing, the country has another milestone achieved as Carlo Paalam, Nesthy Peticio, and Eumir Marcial are […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Carlo Paalam ousts champ Zoirov, secures Olympic medal

MANILA, Philippines–Carlo Paalam pulled off a mighty upset after knocking Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov off his perch to become the Philippines’ latest medalist at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Paalam punched his way through the men’s flyweight semifinal via split decision after the fight was stopped at the 1:40 mark of the second round following […] The post Carlo Paalam ousts champ Zoirov, secures Olympic medal appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Paalam mauls Algerian, shoots for bronze-medal round

TOKYO—The Philippines’ Carlo Paalam moved near-effortlessly to the quarterfinals of the men’s flyweight 48-52kg division in the Summer Olympic Games with a 5-0 decision over Algeria’s Mohamed Flissi Saturday the Kokugikan Arena......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Petecio goes nuclear in final 2 rounds, assures PH of silver

TOKYO – Nesthy Petecio buried a stagnant first-round performance with an electrifying final two against Italian Irma Testa to advance to the finals and assure the Philippines a silver medal in the featherweight boxing division of the Summer Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena here Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Petecio passes hard Testa, punches way to Olympic gold medal match

Petecio had to buck a slow start where Testa took the nod of all five judges, 10-9, in the opening round......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Marcial’s pa confident son can clinch Olympic gold

The parents of Zamboangueño boxer Eumir Felix Marcial erupted in cheers after their son defeated his first opponent in the round of 16 men’s middleweight division in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Marcial pulls off rousing Olympic debut with stoppage win over Algerian foe

The last of the Filipino boxers to debut in Tokyo, Marcial took a first-round victory over Algeria's Younes Nemouchi in the Men's Middleweight Round of 16......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Didal enters Women s Street Final in Olympic skateboarding debut

With an impressive run that saw her finish with a score of 12.02, Didal hung on to the seventh spot out of 20 skaters to book her place in the medal round at 11:25am, Manila time later today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021