In time for the coming Christmas, a new star was born.
A new conqueror has made his debut in the professional world — meet Eumir Felix Marcial.
He is a new breed of Filipino boxer. He is rare, a gem that will soon become expensive after being moulded by time.
Bright future is set for the Pinoy Olympian who will take part for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after his convincing debut as a professional boxer under the supervision of Manny Pacquiao and the Manny Pacquiao Promotions.
Second, Marcial is rare because he is competing in the middleweight division. Most of our boxers are in the lower weight classes.
This is an opportunity to showcase that Filipino can fight at a high level in the higher division.
In the middleweight, you have lots of great boxers that became part of the what-if opponents for Pacquiao. Guys like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez – the current pound-for-pound king and Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin.
It’s too early to compare Marcial to those top guys, hence, let us watch his debut highlights and in-depth.
The 25-year old Marcial fought the 29-year old Andrew Whitfield. It was scheduled for four-rounds and Marcial took home the victory with a unanimous decision.
Marcial displayed an aggressive start where he connected 11 clean punches.
He likes to do body punches as well. Alvarez is known for heavy body shots too.
Although he did not knock out his opponent, it can be clearly seen that he has that power punches.
What I noticed as well is that he has the speed as a middleweight. He can swiftly move from left to right and dodge.
Not to mention that he is being trained by legendary trainer Freddie Roach.
Eumir Marcial definitely has the potential and it’s a matter of time before they can maximize it for good.
What are your observations on his fight? Comment it below!