Double gold for PH boxing as Marcial, Marvin deliver | Inquirer Sports

Double gold for PH boxing as Marcial, Marvin deliver

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:54 PM August 24, 2017


Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (Blue) competes against Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand (Red) in the finals of the men’s middleweight class of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Marcial prevailed to claim the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOL

Eumir Marcial pounded Thai Pathomsak Kuttiya for his second straight gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games, this time in the middleweight division in the Kuala Lumpur Games Thursday.

Now fighting as a middleweight, Marcial was also the top boxer in the welterweight division in the 2015 Singapore Games.

John Marvin of the Philippines competes against Adli Hafidz Bin Mohd Pauzi of Malaysia in the finals of the light heavyweight division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Tupas won to pocket the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOL

Light heavyweight John Marvin also triumphed for the Philippines earning a stoppage victory to win the gold against Malaysian Adli Hapidz Bin Mohd Fauzi.

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The ring official stopped the action just 21 seconds into the fight with Marvin dominating the hometown bet on all angles.

Mario Fernandez, meanwhile, settled for the silver in the bantamweight division after Chatchai Butdee of Indonesia bagged the gold. 

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TAGS: 2017 Southeast Asian Games, Boxing, Eumir Marcial, SEA Games, Sports

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