MANILA, Philippines — Eumir Marcial would be the solely one of many 4 Filipino Olympic-bound boxers that can compete within the 2021 Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai from Might 21 to June 1.
In an interview with former PBA Commissioner Noli Eala’s Energy and Play present, Marcial stated that he’s already within the lineup and that he was the one one from the Olympic roster that can compete in Dubai as he’s already vaccinated towards COVID-19.
“Truly, I’m already within the lineup that can go to Dubai for the Might 21 occasion, we’re simply fixing the mandatory paperwork now,” stated Marcial in Filipino. “I’m the one Olympian who’s going there.”
Marcial, who’s now in Zamboanga after spending the earlier months in america, bought his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine again on March 27 when he and IBF world tremendous flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas bought inoculated.
Irish Magno, Nesthy Petecio, and Carlo Paalam received’t be competing in Dubai as, Marcial stated, the Affiliation of Boxing Alliances within the Philippines is taking each precaution towards the virus.
“ABAP is being cautious additionally, even I. Though I’m vaccinated, I’m nonetheless very cautious,” stated Marcial.
ABAP Secretary-Common Ed Picson stated that they are going to ship a workforce to Dubai, although, a ultimate lineup is but to be introduced.
Marcial, a silver medalist on the planet championships and a gold winner within the 2019 Southeast Asian Video games, stated preventing within the Dubai tiff can be a superb alternative for him to get some fights in earlier than Tokyo.
“I can have some tune-up fights towards amateurs there, then after that one other month of coaching earlier than the Olympics,” stated Marcial, who just lately turned professional and has one win below his belt.
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