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Eumir Marcial ousts Kazakh foe, gets shot at gold in World Boxing Championships

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 10:16 PM September 20, 2019

FILE – Eumir Felix Marcial of Philippines (blue). PSC PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Eumir Marcial advanced to the gold medal match after taking a unanimous decision win over Kazakhstan’s Tursynbay Kulakmet in the semifinals of the Aiba World Boxing Championships at Expo Centre in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

The middleweight star landed a vicious two-punch combination to knock down Kulakmet, the third seed in the 69-75-kilogram division, in the first round.

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Marcial took off from there and took the 5-0 decision win, 29-27, 29-27, 30-27, 30-26, 29-28.

Marcial will face Gleb Bakshi of Russia, the eighth seed in the middleweight division, in the finals on Saturday.

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Bakshi defeated Brazil’s Hebert Da Conceicao Sousa in the other semifinal.

Marcial aims to become the first Filipino to win a world title since Josie Gabuco, who captured the gold in the women’s championships in 2012.

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