Olympics-bound Eumir Marcial dominates in pro debut
MANILA, Philippines—Eumir Marcial had a rousing debut in the professional ranks with an offensive clinic against American Andrew Whitfield Thursday (Manila time) at Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
The Tokyo-bound Marcial scored a dominant unanimous decision win in his middleweight bout against Whitfield with all three judges scoring the fight 40-36.
Marcial, wh is one of two boxers who have secured a ticket for the Tokyo Olympics, battered Whitfield throughout the bout landing 120 punches to the American’s 46.
Phone booth fighting at its finest from Eumir Marcial and Andrew Whitfield 💯 pic.twitter.com/8jXEhGMaUtFEATURED STORIESSPORTS
— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) December 17, 2020
The 25-year-old Marcial is both a pro and an Olympian at the same time and he’s using his debut as part of his preparation for the Summer Games where he is seen as one of the best gold medal prospects for the country.
A silver medalist in the 2019 Aiba World Championships, Marcial trained under famed trainer Freddie Roach at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.
Whitfield dropped to a 3-2 record after carrying back-to-back wins prior to his fight against Marcial.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.