Vargas: Marcial wants to return for Thailand training camp

Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines President Ricky Vargas bared that Eumir Marcial eyes to rejoin the Philippine boxing team for its training camp in Thailand.

“Eumir has been wanting to come back and join the Thailand training session and he mentioned that he wanted to come back,” said Vargas in Noli Eala’s “Power and Play” program Saturday.

“I think he just had to fulfill certain obligations in the US. So if he’s given a chance, he wants to come back because we know who his opponents are in the Olympics and we’d like to prepare him for that opponent. We are ready to welcome him back,” he added.

The Tokyo Olympics bound Marcial has been training in the United States since October last year under the great Freddie Roach and MP Promotions.

He won his first professional fight last December, beating Andrew Whitfield via unanimous decision.

Vargas added Marcial, 25, still has one more bout to finish before he return to the Philippines and rejoin the national boxing team, which has been training at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna for more than a month now.

“He said he will just ask permission from his new management team and after his fight, he will join us. Hopefully, it’s sooner than later because we’re running out of time.”

Date: February 22, 2021 | By: Neil Masoy | Newspaper: Manila Times | Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/02/22/sports/sports-top/vargas-marcial-wants-to-return-for-thailand-training-camp/843574/?fbclid=IwAR22JfesHw6yUxpVNFMGDMuOcfIanZOxaa7w7g_v4Zxtc-ZkjWefTS8lRwM