OKBet Sports: Eumir Marcial will Face a Tall American in His Next Pro Fight

This coming weekend, Olympic medalist Eumir Marcial will make his return to the professional ranks when he squares off against American Steven Pichardo in a middleweight bout that will last for six rounds in Carson, California.

Eumir Marcial had his training camp in Las Vegas, where he was able to work out alongside former world champion and fellow Filipino Jerwin Ancajas. Eumir Marcial will be traveling to California within the next week in preparation for the fight on October 9 (Manila time), which will take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park.

The four-round bout between Eumir Marcial and Pichardo will take place on the undercard of the rematch for the IBF super-flyweight championship that will take place between Ancajas and Fernando Martinez.

In February of last year, the Argentine defeated Ancajas via decision after 12 rounds of competition to win the title belt.

Eumir Marcial

The 26-year-old Eumir Marcial, who won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, competed for the last time in April, when he defeated Isiah Hart via technical knockout in the fourth round.

However, this victory did not come easily, as Eumir Marcial had to recover from three knockdowns in the first two rounds of their fight at the Virgins Hotel in Las Vegas.

The Filipino middleweight currently holds a record of 2-0 with one knockout victory to their credit.

Pichardo, on the other hand, stands at a towering 6 feet 1 inches tall and has a record of 8-2-1 with 2 knockouts.

The fight took place in April in Las Vegas on the same card as Eumir Marcial’s fight against Shady Gamhour, and the California native was defeated by Shady Gamhour via unanimous decision.

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