Marcial to skip AIBA C’ships for SEA Games

first_imgLOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Philippines’ Eumir Felix Marcial, right, celebrates winning the fight against Singapore’s Tay Jia Wei. Singapore SEA Games Organizing Committee /Putting more premium on the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, Eumir Felix Marcial won’t take part in the AIBA World Boxing Championship due to a scheduling conflict, as per ABAP executive director Ed Picson.The world championship in Hamburg, Germany will be held on Aug. 25, just a day after boxing events in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia wraps up.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ And with the 21-year-old Marcial set to compete in the SEA Games, Picson said ABAP decided to give more importance to the biennial meet.The biggest factor considered was the public perception that the possibility of bagging a gold medal in the SEA Games has a higher significance than winning in the world tilt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The general thinking seems to be that the public is more aware and concerned about the Southeast Asian Games rather than the world championships and we had to consider public perception even officials of various organizations are asking us about the SEA Games,” Picson told reporters Tuesday during the PSA Forum at Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City.Minus Marcial, the weight now falls on the shoulders of light flyweight Rogen Ladon and flyweight Daniel Maamo, who also landed a slot in the world championships, to deliver. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Air Force blasts UP, stays in top 4 of PVL Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img

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