Marcial feat inspires Philippines’ simonpures


MANILA—Hoping to emulate the feat of AIBA World Junior Boxing Championship gold medalist Eumir Felix Marcial, the five-man PLDT-Smart team will see action in the Asian Championships determined to bag medals.

“If Eumir can do it, I see no reason why our elite boxers can’t,” said national mentor Pat Gaspi in Tuesday’s PSA Forum at Shakey’s UN Avenue.

Guangzhou Asian Games gold medalist Rey Saludar (52 kg) spearheads the team that will leave Wednesday for the Asian Championships slated Aug. 5 to 12 in Inchon, South Korea.

Also present at the Forum presented by Smart, Pagcor, Outlast Battery and Shakey’s were boxers Rolando Tacuyan (64 kg), Charly Suarez (60 kg), Wilfredo Lopez (69 kg) and Joan Tipon (56 kg) and coaches Ronald Chavez and Roel Velasco.

“We’ve been getting all the support we need from the Abap leadership and there’s no reason for us not to perform very well,” said Chavez.

The 15-year-old Marcial, who punched his way to the gold in the recent world juniors in Astana, Kazakhstan, also attended the Forum.

He thanked Abap chair Manny V. Pangilinan for the P300,000 he got as incentive for winning the gold.

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  • Nothandsome Nottrue

    paki check kung tama ang gamit. kasi dapat may hypen.

    galing wikipedia.>>>>>

    Modernly, Simon Pure has become the source of two expressions: the
    phrase “The real Simon Pure”, meaning “the real man”; and the adjective
    “simon-pure”, meaning either

    of genuine, untainted purity or integrity; orpretentiously, superficially or hypocritically virtuous.

    • Ariel L. Abaquita

      spelling mo nga ng hyphen, mali… ayosin mo muna sa iyo..

  • Noel

    Sorry, but what again is a “simonpure’? I can’t see if from an online dictionary. 

    • Noel

      This is what I got from Wikipedia but I don’t know how the author understands or uses the term:

      “Modernly, Simon Pure has become the source of two expressions: the phrase “The real Simon Pure”, meaning “the real man”; and the adjective “simon-pure”, meaning eitherof genuine, untainted purity or integrity; or
      pretentiously, superficially or hypocritically virtuous.In 1984, the term “simon-pure” received some publicity when Ambassador Robert Morris at the United States State Department conceded that the United States had taken some steps toward economic protectionism, but insisted, “If we are not simon-pure, we remain fairly credible.”[6] As reported by then-New York Times columnist William Safire, the phrase simon-pure means “untainted.” In this context, delegates to conventions who are unencumbered by charges of being the creatures of ill-gotten funds[7] are simon-pure delegates.” Does he mean that boxing hopefuls who aim to compete in the Asian games are either “genuine” or “pretentious”?  EDITOR, please help. 

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