Eumir Felix Marcial aced his first ever professional fight on Thursday but wants to get back to training the soonest to prepare for his biggest target of the year: The Philippines’ first-ever Olympic gold medal.
Marcial scored a unanimous decision over American Andrew Whitfield in Los Angeles on Saturday and then turned down an offer from his managing MP Promotions to have the next week off as he aims as the best fighter that he could be come the Tokyo Games in July.
“They (MP Promotions) asked me if I want a week off,” said Marcial in Filipino. “But I said I want to train as soon as possible because I need to get experience.”
MP Promotions had earlier said that it would wan…
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