Marcial fulfills lifelong dream of father/coach

Tokyo—Eumir Marcial fulfilled the lifelong dream of his father after scoring the Philippine boxing team’s most impressive win by far in the Summer Olympic Games—a knockout victory that may have easily installed the Filipino middleweight as a favorite for the gold......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardAug 2nd, 2021

Pro-bound Eumir Marcial could make debut by October

After signing his MP Promotions contract earlier this month, there already seems to be a number of plans in place for Eumir Felix Marcial.  While Marcial is taking steps towards his professional career, the 24-year old decorated amateur pug has maintained that his prime objective right now is to bring home a gold medal for the Philippines in the Olympics. (READ ALSO: Eumir Marcial set on going pro but maintains Olympic gold medal is top priority) Marcial secured his spot in the Tokyo Olympics before the COVID-19 pandemic forced oa postponement of the Summer games to 2021.  Keeping that in mind, MP Promotions appears to be all-in on making Marcial’s gold medal dream into a reality, and that includes gearing his professional training towards becoming the best version of himself in time for Tokyo.  “We have a lot of great things in store, getting Eumir’s career going, we’re bringing him to the US, we’ll train him here, working under some of the top trainers and good sparring, and we’re really just kind of focused on the for first year is winning that gold medal, so everything we do leading up to Tokyo, when he has a few professional fights, is gonna be with in mind that we keep everything good for Tokyo,” explained MP Promotions President Sean Gibbons on Tuesday’s PSA Forum.  With about a year before Tokyo, Gibbons hopes to have Marcial compete in around three professional bouts starting this October.  “We’d hope to possibly have about three fights, because you have about nine months, you have a year before the Olympics, almost to the day right now, but I think you have to stop about three months before, so hopefully, we’ll do something in October, and then we’ll work from there, hopefully three fights before he has to stop and go fully concentrate on the Olympics.”  Gibbons maintains that for now, all of Marcial’s moves will have his Olympics appearance in mind, meaning that his first few pro bouts will likely be 4 to 6-round contest, which is similar to what he’ll be competing in at the Summer games.  To start out, just [4 and 6-rounders] because again, we’re trying to keep in line with what he’s going to be doing in Tokyo, so everything is geared towards preparation for that, and that’s why you start off with a 4 or 6-rounder, then another 4-6 depending again, we have to talk to Eumir, talk to his coaches, talk to everybody, but the idea is to sharpen up a lot of out-of-competition, not the actual fights itself, but all the training he’ll do and, let’s say when he comes to Los Angeles, all the different types of sparring and whoever we work with, along with his coaches,”  Gibbons also gave credit to Marcial’s current coaching team with the National Team, coach Ronald Chavez and coach Don Abnett, the men who have helped transform Marcial to the decorated amateur star and prospect that he is today.  “That’s one of the things I want to say also:  he’s had very good coaches so far, they’ve done very well, so we’re going to adapt whatever Eumir wants, with his coaches, whoever the team chooses in LA to work with,” said Gibbons.  “Yung gusto ko parin kasi, yung makasama ko sa training yung coaches ko, yun parin yung gusto ko makasama dito,” explained Marcial. “Sila pa din yung gusto ko makasama dahil siyempre, Olympics parin, ito parin yung pinag-hahandaan natin, so yun yung gusto kong makasama na mga coach, kasi siyempre amateur parin yung lalaruin natin doon, and gusto ko parin ma-maintain yung style ko yung paano mag-laro sa amateur.”  The commitment to the Olympics, Gibbons says, is something that Marcial has been focused on.  “Eumir has always told me, ‘I promised my dad, I promised the country that I’m gonna win the gold medal.’, so that’s what were doing everything to start the career with, in mind to get better to beat the guy from Ukraine, to beat the Russians, to beat those guys.” As for weight class, Gibbons says that Marcial should be competing around 160-162-pounds or at middleweight in order to keep him in the same division as the one he'll be competing at in the Olympics.  "It appears that we’ll probably  be doing it at middleweight, 160-pounds right in there, 160-162-pounds because again, Eumir is fighting in the Olympics at 165-pounds, that’s 75 kilos, and again, you don’t want to take a guy too low when you’re basically just preparing everything for Tokyo. Somewhere around the weight that he’s been fighting at as an amateur."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

ONE Championship: Edward Kelly using quarantine time to get son hooked on martial arts

The COVID-19 pandemic has essentially hit the pause button on most of the world’s sporting events and has led to quarantines and restrictions being placed on almost every country in the world.  With no games or matches and no gyms open, athletes have been able to spend their time at home with their families and loved ones.  For Team Lakay featherweight Edward Kelly, the quarantine has been a time for him to introduce martial arts to his son 4-year old Alexander, something that he was already planning to do so before the pandemic.  (READ ALSO: Team Lakay's Edward Kelly stays sharp with home-made training machines)   “Before the quarantine I was thinking of tagging my son along during training as much as possible so he’s exposed to martial arts this early,” Kelly shared with ONE Championship.  Alexander comes from a family of martial artists, with his dad and uncle Eric being two of the country’s best.  Kelly hopes that his son will also find the same passion and drive for martial arts. “For me and kuya Eric, being involved in martial arts is the best thing that happened to our lives, so as much as possible I will encourage Alexander as well.”  Quarantined at home in Bataan, Edward and Alexander have had all the time in the world to get some training done.  “Especially now since we’re in quarantine and we don’t have anything to do but to train. He will tell me, ‘Let’s train daddy,’ and he joins me when I’m running as well,” Kelly shared. “I’m happy because I can see how he loves what he’s doing and I hope he continues to love it.”         View this post on Instagram                   We are lucky to be near to a basketball court for my cardio training. Alexander likes it also.????. #extendedquarantine #trainingwithson #court #bonding #happytimes #wifevideographer #onechampionship #teamlakay #ferocious2.0 A post shared by edward kelly (@edwardjkelly) on Apr 21, 2020 at 2:18am PDT           View this post on Instagram                   Alexander's turn for home quarantine training.????????????. A post shared by edward kelly (@edwardjkelly) on Apr 5, 2020 at 7:29am PDT           View this post on Instagram                   Modified all coz of quarantine.. Thanks my son for your time and song.????????????. #stayactive #staysafe #hometraining #ferocious2.0 #teamlakay #onechampionship A post shared by edward kelly (@edwardjkelly) on Apr 4, 2020 at 3:40am PDT The Kellys aren’t the only Team Lakay father-and-son tandem that have been working throughout the lockdown, as Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao and his son Jhanlo have been able to work together a lot as well. The 16-year old Jhanlo has already competed in the amateurs, and has drawn praise from the likes of ONE Championship Vice President Rich Franklin.  (READ ALSO: Mark Sangiao sees world championship potential in son Jhanlo) Kelly hopes to see his son go that same route as well.  “I hope he follows my footsteps. That’s my dream. I want him to be involved in mixed martial arts, because I’ve been here for the longest time and I can guide him. Just like coach Mark (Sangiao) and his son Jhanlo,” he said.  “I hope he falls in love with it when he grows up. I want to see him compete professionally,” Kelly added.  Alexander still has a lot of learning, training, and growing up to do before he can finally compete as a professional. When that day finally comes however, Daddy Edward knows just where he wants to see his son compete.  “We all know that it’s going to be difficult, but everything can be fixed during training. With what I experienced with ONE, they’re always on top of things, particularly the health of their athletes. That’s why the whole Team Lakay loves ONE,” Kelly said. “Fingers crossed, this is the start for him. What I do now is to tag him along in my training if he wants to. Most times he wants to so I’m hoping it continues,” he added. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

A father’s wish for Obiena

It’s a long shot for pole vaulter EJ Obiena to land a podium finish in the Tokyo Olympics but his father and assistant coach Emerson said anything is possible if the stars are aligned when the 6-2 Tondo bet faces the bar. Obiena’s personal outdoor best is 5.87 meters while defending Olympic gold medalist Thiago Braz of Brazil topped Rio with a leap of 6.03 and Swede Armand Duplantis holds the world record of 6.15......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Physically ready Obiena seeks greater heights in Tokyo Olympics

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Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

A father’s dream fulfilled for taekwondo’s Barbosa

By TITO S. TALAO TOKYO – Given his own way, taekwondo jin Kurt Bryan Barbosa of Bangued, Abra would probably be draining three-point shots today and then whooping, instead of delivering Olympic-qualifying double roundhouse kicks — and then, well, whooping. But then that was what his father, a stern-minded police officer in their town, wanted […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

Mark and Jhanlo Sangiao poised to be elite father-son duo of Philippine MMA

As Jhanlo recently signed a contract with Singapore promotion ONE Championship, Coach Mark raved about the progress of his 19-year-old son — one which he thinks has already surpassed his own......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Father’s Day | My Father Thanks to Science: Fertility Studies to Realize the Longing Dream | Science

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Jhanlo Sangiao, son of Team Lakay patriarch, joins ONE Championship

By CARLO ANOLIN One of Team Lakay’s new breeds has joined ONE Championship.Jhanlo Sangiao, the son of Team Lakay patriarch and head coach Mark, has inked a fresh contract with the Singapore-based promotion.ONE Championship also announced the development on its social media channels Wednesday, June 1.“I wasn’t expecting it. I was shocked when my father […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

ABAP kay Eumir: Huwag pasaway!

BINALAAN ng mga national coach sa pamumuno nina Olympian Ronald Chavez at Australian Don Abnett ang boxer na si Eumir Felix Marcial na dapat nitong tahakin ang nararapat na daan kung inaasam nitong masungkit at maibigay sa bansa ang pinakaunang gintong medalya sa Olympics. The post ABAP kay Eumir: Huwag pasaway! first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Marcial joins ABAP camp

Olympic middleweight qualifier Eumir Marcial is scheduled to arrive in Manila on a Philippine Airlines flight from Los Angeles early this morning and will proceed to Zamboanga City to visit his ailing father Eulalio before rejoining the Philippine boxing team to leave for training camp in New Delhi on May 7......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Scottie signs with World Balance; signature shoe coming soon

Ginebra San Miguel spitfire Scottie Thompson has realized a lifelong dream and is set to launch his  first signature shoe with World Balance. In signing the major deal, the 27-year-old guard becomes the first player since PBA legend Philip Cezar to sign with the sportswear brand. The shoes will be officially named as “ST1” which […] The post Scottie signs with World Balance; signature shoe coming soon appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Wish granted: Marcial to be trained by Filipino coach in Los Angeles

Tokyo-bound boxer Eumir Felix Marcial would get his wish for a Filipino coach to help him train full-time in his Olympic preparation in Los Angeles, California......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021

ABAP coach joins Eumir camp

Tokyo-bound boxer Eumir Felix Marcial will soon have a Filipino coach by his side in Los Angeles, California as he trains for the Tokyo Olympics which is just 107 days away......»»

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This Filipino coach designed the Hungarian gymnastic team s costumes

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Vargas clears air on Marcial

ABAP president Ricky Vargas put the elephant on the table the other day and threshed out issues of concern regarding Olympic middleweight boxing qualifier Eumir Marcial’s road to Tokyo in an hour-long zoom meeting with the fighter, MP Promotions head Sean Gibbons, ABAP secretary-general Ed Picson and ABAP sports psychologist Marcus Manalo. Vargas initiated the discussion after Marcial reached out to ABAP requesting for a Filipino coach to join him in Los Angeles where he has been based the last four months......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2021

Proud season for Magpayo

Mike Magpayo, the first Filipino head coach in the US NCAA, made another history after guiding University of California Riverside to a dream season in the Big West Conference over the weekend......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2021

Javelosa chases PBA dream

After his days with Ateneo where he graduated with a degree on Inter-Disciplinary Studies, Javelosa went on to play for Navotas and later for the Iloilo Royals owned by his father, JJ......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Javellosa chases PBA dream

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Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Marcial trains double time ahead of Tokyo Games

By CARLO ANOLIN Boxer Eumir Felix Marcial is determined to produce the country’s first Olympic gold medal that he’s now working double time ahead of the Tokyo Games in July. Marcial, who is currently based in Los Angeles, California, shared recent updates on social media regarding his training under the helm of renowned coach Freddie […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Boomers coach cites Pinoy fans

Australian national basketball team head coach Brian Goorjian, whose father Ed was the late Ron Jacobs’ assistant at Loyola Marymount in 1979-80, is convinced that an East Asian team could someday contend for a medal in the Olympics or FIBA World Cup and described the development of Philippine hoops as “incredible … due to the local fans’ die-hard love of the game.”.....»»

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