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Eumir Marcial, Thai foe make weight for Saturday showdown

Eumir Marcial made weight for his pro bout against Thoedsak Sinam. PSC-POC Media Pool (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Eumir Marcial and Thai opponent Thoedsak Sinam sealed their Saturday night boxing clash after making weight during the official weigh-in on Friday at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex Badminton Hall.

Marcial, playing his first professional bout in his home country, weighed in at 165 pounds, well within the 168-pound super middleweight limit.

Sinam, on the other hand, tipped the scales at exactly 168 pounds.

Both aged 28, Marcial and Sinam have contrasting pro-boxing journeys so far.

Marcial will only be fighting his fifth professional bout, although he has been juggling between pro and Olympic-style boxing since 2020.

Marcial is currently unbeaten at 4-0 with two by knockout.

On the other hand, Sinam is now a veteran in the game, already with 36 matches in his portfolio and a record of 23-13.

However, Sinam has yet to win outside Thailand, losing all his seven prior bouts overseas.

Marcial is using his upcoming pro bout as part of his training for the Paris Olympics, where he looks to score a higher-value medal after settling for the bronze back in 2021 in Tokyo.

"After kong mag-qualify last year sa Asian Games, wala na akong exposure, wala na akong laban, so dito sa darating ko na laban, naging tuluy-tuloy ang preparation ko," Marcial said.

The Marcial-Sinam clash headlines a 10-bout card that features another Philippines vs. The World clash between Lienard Sarcon and Chinese foe Peng Huang.

Supposed to be a super bantamweight bout, both Sarcon, undefeated at 11-0, and Huang agreed on a 125-pound catchweight to push through.

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