Three Pinoy boxers reach gold medal rounds but two fighters bow out at semifinal stage
Felix Eumir Marcial scores a quick win to advance to the middleweight semifinals. Jerome Ascano

KUALA LUMPUR — Three Filipino boxers advanced to the gold medal matches but two fell by the wayside on Tuesday in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Center.

Eumir Felix Marcial won via referee stopped contest in the first round against hometown bet Indran A/L Rama Krishnan in the middleweight semifinals.

Bantamweight Mario Fernandez won by unanimous decision over Nat Siek Nin of Cambodia, while light heavyweight John Marvin downed Thailand's Anavat Thomgkrathok to also reach the final.

Flyweight Ian Clark Bautista and light welterweight Charly Suarez, however, bowed out.

Bautista was beaten by Tanes Ogjunta of Thailand, while Suarez lost to Wuttichai Masuk also of Thailand.



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