Boxer Marcial gets revenge via KO and a gold medal
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 10, 2015 07:41 PM
"Kaya nga po gusto ko talaga syang pabagsakin. Nasugatan na din po kasi ako nya dati." --- Eumir Marcial
SINGAPORE -- More than winning the gold medal, Eumir Marcial was greatly motivated to stop Tay Jia Wei of Singapore in the men's welterweight finals of the 28th Southeast Asian Games at the Singapore Expo Hall 1 here.
He wanted to gain revenge.
"Sya din po ang naka-injure sa akin last year," said the 19-year old Marcial shortly after knocking out Tay in the last 48 seconds of the second of their scheduled three-round bout.
"Kaya nga po gusto ko talaga syang pabagsakin. Nasugatan na din po kasi ako nya dati."
One of the rising stars of Philippine boxing, Marcial was tipped to compete in the Incheon Asian Games last year.
But he sustained a facial fracture in the Lions Cup in Sri Lanka months before the quadrennial meet.
"Almost a year din po ako napahinga at hindi nakapag-ensayo," he said, adidng that he just got back to training only last April. "Kaya nga po nung nakalaban ko sya, gustong gusto ko talaga syang pabagsakin. Mas na-challenge po ako sa kanya."
Marcial finally got his revenge.
And he has a gold medal as a sparkling bonus.