The Asian Boxing Confederation recently announced the conferment of the “Best Asian Youth Boxer of the Year” award to Eumir Felix Marcial and “Best Asian Competition for 2013” plum to the Asian Youth Championships organized by Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines in March in Subic Bay.
Marcial was cited for his performance in the Asian Youth Championships where he bagged the gold medal in the 64 kg. light-welterweight class. Three other Filipino boxers topped their catgories in th same competition: Jade Bornea (light-flyweight), Ian Clark Bautista (flywieght) and James Palicte (lightweight).
ASBC also predicted that since Marcial is turning 18 years old this year, he will be eligible to fight and will be a force to reckon with in this years Asian Games slated to be held in Incheon, South Korea.
ABAP was also commended for hosting the Youth Championships in Subic Bay in March, which drew 24 countries. The Philippine boxing federation was praised for working hard for a well-organized tournament that projected a “friendly and smiling competition.”
ABAP president Ricky Vargas, thanked the ASBC for the recognition saying “Marcial is one of our prized discoveries from our grassroots development program and is one of those we are looking at to carry the torch for the country in future competitions.”
Vargas also shared the honor with the many people and entities who made sure the hosting in Subic was a resounding success.