Eumir Marcial set his 2020 Tokyo Olympics marketing campaign heading in the right direction on Thursday, July 29.
The fancied Filipino boxer made a triumphant debut after dispatching Younes Nemouchi of Algeria through stoppage within the Spherical of 16 of the boys’s middleweight division on the Kokugikan Enviornment.
Marcial made fast work of Nemouchi as he wrapped up the bout within the opening spherical, the place he landed heavy blows and scored a knockdown on his Algerian foe.
The referee stepped in to cease the battle with 19 seconds left within the first spherical because of a bloody minimize above Nemouchi’s proper eye.
Marcial, one of many nation’s prime medal bets, will now proceed to the quarterfinals the place he’ll tackle Arman Darchinyan of Armenia.
Ohmer Bautista is a sports activities journalist who has coated native and worldwide sporting occasions within the Philippines. The views expressed are his personal.