Olympic-bound Eumir Felix Marcial of Zamboanga City dominates in his professional debut, defeating Andrew Whitfield of Idaho, at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California on December 16, 2020. And the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) expressed exhilaration over his victory.
As reported by the Philippine News Agency, a newswire service of the Philippine government under the Presidential Communications Office (PCO); ABAP Secretary General Ed Picson said, “We’re happy for Eumir and we send our congratulations to him. We hope he can now consider rejoining the national team and focus on training for Olympic-style boxing.”
On the other hand, ABAP president Ricky Vargas said, “we expected no less from Eumir. His talent and skills carried him through. We are glad that he got time for staying active during this pandemic and it should help him when he focuses on training for the Olympics.”
Marcial vs Whitfield on Premier Boxing Champions
The Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), a boxing series promoted by licensed promoters, has also provided updates about the Marcial vs Whitfield match. According to PBC, although each man landed their share of power shots, Marcial won every round against Whitfield.
“Philippine Olympian Eumir Marcial had a successful pro debut by scoring a four-round unanimous decision over Andrew Whitfield in their middleweight showdown,” stated PBC. “By electing to go toe-to-toe, Marcial, who qualified for the 2020 Olympics before it was postponed and won the silver medal at the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships, made for an exciting action fight”
Eumir Marcial dominates in his professional debut tonight on #PBConFS1, defeating Andrew Whitfield by UD and dedicating the victory to his late brother, and his promoter @MannyPacquiao. #MarcialWhitfield pic.twitter.com/abAn5WuUOz
— Premier Boxing Champions (@premierboxing) December 17, 2020
Watch the Marcial vs Whitfield Highlights
As of 10:00 AM today, the highlights of Marcial and Whitfield’s match have been among the trending videos on YouTube Philippines. Here’s the “Marcial vs Whitfield HIGHLIGHTS: December 16, 2020 | PBC on FS1” video for you to see firsthand.
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