Marcial enters Asian boxing Round-of-16

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Singapore Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Eumir Felix Marcial barged into the Round-of-16 of the 2015 Asian Boxing Championship by beating Uulu Erkinbek Bolotbrk of Kyrgystan at the Thammsat University Gymnasium in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday.

The 2011 World Junior Championship gold medalist Marcial outclassed his foe 3-0. He will face second seed Israil Madrimov of Uzbekistan in the Round-of-16 today.

Last Thursday, another Filipino boxer Mario Fernandez won over Iranian Zakir Safiullin, 3-0, in their bantamweight duel to advance to the second round.

There are six or seven boxers in this tournament that will advance to the World Boxing Championship organized by the Amateur International Boxing Association in October in Doha, Qatar. The meet will serve as a qualifier for the 2016 Rio Olympics.


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