Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial did not must throw a single punch to advance to the semifinals of the ASBC Asian Elite Males’s and Girls’s Boxing Championships in Dubai.
The Olympic-bound Marcial was declared the winner of his quarterfinal bout towards Mongolia’s Otgonbaatar Byamba-Erdene within the middleweight (75kg) division, by way of forfeiture.
This as Byamba-Erdene couldn’t combat as a result of an damage that he suffered towards Iraq’s Ridha Talib Jabbar in his first bout.
With the consequence, Marcial is now assured of a minimum of a bronze within the match.
Nonetheless, light-weight Jere dela Cruz bowed out of medal competition after being outboxed by India’s Varinder Singh within the quarterfinals.
Singh grabbed a 5-0 victory over dela Cruz, who’s now the fourth Filipino boxer to be eradicated.
Apart from Marcial, already within the semifinals are Mark Lester Durens and Junmilardo Ogayre, who received their quarterfinal bouts yesterday and are additionally assured of a minimum of a bronze medal.
5-time Southeast Asian Video games gold medalist Josie Gabuco can also be by to the semifinals, having acquired a bye within the quarterfinals of the ladies’s light-flyweight division.