Marcial stops Egyptian in World C’ships | Inquirer Sports

Marcial stops Egyptian in World C’ships

/ 09:52 PM October 08, 2015

DOHA, Qatar—The second day of the Aiba World Boxing Championships saw the Philippines score a second win in as many outings as welterweight Eumir Felix Marcial scored a TKO victory over Egyptian Said Mohamed Walid.

The power-hitting Marcial walloped the second-ranked boxer from the African Confederation Championships with hard left straights and body shots, prompting the referee to give the Egyptian three standing 8-counts.

“He actually hit me a couple of times in the early going so I said to myself I have to get back at him,” said Marcial, the 19-year-old former world junior and Asian youth champion, in Filipino.


Marcial faces Spain’s Youba Sissokho in his next fight. The Spaniard won by decision over Thailand’s Ardee Sailom.


The other Filipino boxer here, Rogen Ladon of Bago City, kicked off the Philippine campaign Tuesday with a unanimous decision win over Argentina’s Leandro Blanc.

“Eumir and Rogen both need to win at least four fights here to earn a slot to the Rio Olympics next year,” said Abap executive director Ed Picson.

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