MARCIAL Eumir

29 Oct 1995
25
Male
1.80/5'10''
ZAMBOANGA
 
Philippines

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
BOX Boxing Men's Middle (69-75kg) 3 Bronze Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Kokugikan Arena
ALG
NEMOUCHI YNEMOUCHI Younes
PHI
MARCIAL EMARCIAL Eumir
RSC-I
Finished
Kokugikan Arena
ARM
DARCHINYAN ADARCHINYAN Arman
PHI
MARCIAL EMARCIAL Eumir
KO
Finished
Kokugikan Arena
UKR
KHYZHNIAK OKHYZHNIAK Oleksandr
3
WP
PHI
MARCIAL EMARCIAL Eumir
2
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

:
World Championships
RankEventYearLocation
2Middle2019Yekaterinburg, RUS
5Welter2015Doha, QAT

Asian Games
RankEventYearLocation
3Middle2018Indonesia

Asian Championships
RankEventYearLocation
3Middle2021Dubai, UAE
5Middle2017Tashkent, UZB

Strandja Memorial
RankEventYearLocation
3Middle2019Sofia, BUL
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Athlete, Serves in the Air Force
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University of Baguio, Philippines
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Partner Jenniel Cabradilla Galarpe
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English, Filipino
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Freddie Roach [personal], USA
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Southpaw (rappler.com, 01 Apr 2016)
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His father Eulalio has coached young boxers in Zamboanga, Philippines. His cousin Anthony Marcial boxed representing the Philippines at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, and has competed professionally in the sport. (boxingnewsonline.net, 24 Apr 2021; news.abs-cbn.com, 11 Mar 2020; scmp.com, 09 Mar 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 18 May 2021)
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He sustained an injury to his left knuckle at the 2017 South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but won gold in the middleweight category. (rappler.com, 02 Sep 2017, 24 Aug 2017)

He was affected by a swollen left hand and knuckles in the welterweight bronze medal match at the 2016 Asia and Oceania Olympic qualification tournament in Qian'an, People's Republic of China. He went on to lose the bout. (foxsportsasia.com, 01 Apr 2016; rappler.com, 01 Apr 2016)

He missed almost a year of competition after injuring his cheekbone at the 2014 Lions Cup in Sri Lanka. He returned to action in April 2015. (sports.inquirer.net, 11 Jun 2015)
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His father trained him from age seven and he began boxing in 2008. "My cousin, he was on the national team before and also a professional boxer too. He was famous in my province before. I said to my father I want to become like my cousin. So my father started me training, kept me disciplined, every day. I'd hear my father, 'You need discipline, train hard, some day you [will] become Olympic gold medallist'." (aiba.org, 05 Sep 2015; boxingnewsonline.net, 24 Apr 2021)
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In his town there was a competition once a month and he saw boxing as an opportunity to help his family improve their financial situation. "If you win they give you 30 USD, if you lose 20 USD. Every month you need to prepare to fight for the 30 USD. After that I [would] go home, I [would] buy rice or coffee to bring to my mother and give some money." (sports.mb.com.ph, 05 May 2018; boxingnewsonline.net, 24 Apr 2021)
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To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (tokyo2020.org, 02 Jul 2020)
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Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao. (boxingnewsonline.net, 24 Apr 2021)
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His father. (news.abs-cbn.com, 11 Mar 2020)
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He received a citation at the 2018 Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards Night in Manila, Philippines. (Instagram profile, 07 Mar 2018; spin.ph, 12 Feb 2018)

In 2013 he was named Best Asian Youth Boxer by the Asian Boxing Confederation [ASBC]. (philnews.ph, 06 Jan 2014)

General Interest

Olympic qualifying results
He secured a spot for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo by winning his middleweight category quarterfinal bout at the 2020 Asia and Oceania Olympic qualification tournament in Amman, Jordan. He went on to win the tournament. (sports.inquirer.net, 12 Mar 2020; cnnphilippines.com, 12 Mar 2020)

General
FAMILY TRAGEDY
In October 2020 his oldest brother Eliver died suddenly at age 39 in the Philippines. Eumir said the loss motivated him ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and that he hoped to be able to use his boxing career to help support Eliver's six children. "He was very supportive of me, he got married at a young age but despite our [family's financial] situation he still wanted to help me, give me money to go to the school. When we had a tournament he gave me his support. I can't explain what I feel now, I'm very hurt. I can do nothing. [But] I can help his family have a better life. My brother, my parents, my other siblings; ever since I was young, we always talked about winning the Olympic gold. My brother even spoke with Princess [Eumir's partner] last night [shortly before his death in October 2020] and he was telling her that he was hopeful I would win the Olympic gold." (boxingnewsonline.net, 24 Apr 2021; sports.inquirer.net, 17 Oct 2020)

TURNING PRO
In 2020 he turned professional and began training in Los Angeles, CA, United States of America, with coach Freddie Roach. "Turning professional is an important step in my journey to the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. A lot of the fighters I may face in the Olympics have already turned pro so my professional training with Freddie will keep me at their level of experience when we battle in the Olympics. But my ultimate goal has always been to make my dad's dream a reality, a dream he has had since my first amateur fight, to win an Olympic gold medal. That is the prize I have in my eyes. I want to be the first to bring Olympic gold back to Philippines." (boxingnewsonline.net, 24 Apr 2021; espn.co.uk, 08 Dec 2020)

Legend
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Bronze Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
KO:
Knockout
RSC-I:
Referee Stops Contest - Injury
WP:
Win on Points
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