Pinoy nabs gold in World Jr boxing

Posted at 07/30/2011 11:13 PM | Updated as of 07/31/2011 11:34 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino amateur boxer Eumir Felix Marcial won a gold medal in the AIBA World Junior Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The 15-year-old boxer from Zamboanga City defeated Turkey’s Cengiz Onat in the finals of the 53 kilogram category.

Marcial first defeated Henrik Hovannisyan of Armenia and Azerbaijan Nasraddin Mammadov.

He outboxed Eduard Vaha of Belarus in the semifinal round to arrange a final showdown against Onat.

Marcial is coached by 3-time Olympian Romeo Brin.