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Eumir Marcial dominates in Olympics debut with 1st round stoppage

Eumir Marcial dominates in Olympics debut with 1st round stoppage

MANILA, Philippines–Eumir Marcial’s keenly-awaited debut didn’t last long as he stopped Younes Nemouchi of Algeria late in the first round of their men’s middleweight round of 16 at the Tokyo Olympics at Kokugikan Arena.

Marcial, a top gold bet in his class, scored an early knockdown before the fight was called off due to a cut above Nemouchi’s right eye.

The 25-year-old Marcial moved on to the quarterfinal round where a win would assure him of at least a bronze medal.

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