MANILA, Philippines – Dissatisfied with winning his professional debut, Olympic bronze medalist Yumi Felix Marshall has assured that he is ready to do better in his second pro fight.
Marcel, 26, will once again be in the ring on Sunday morning (Manila time) as he battles nine-fight Asia Hart in a four-round battle in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Marshall won by a unanimous decision against another American, Andrew Whitfield, in a middleweight encounter in Los Angeles last December 2020, winning four rounds on three scorecards in his acquaintance with the pro rankings.
In preparation for Whitfield, Marshall had to deal with numerous personal problems, the biggest of which was the untimely death of his older brother, Oliver.
“Less than two months before my fight, I couldn’t sleep much because I was watching the situation with my family every night. The Kovid epidemic also limited what I could do at the time, “said Marcel in the Filipino.
Nine months after winning gold medals in the 2020 Asia and Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Amman, Jordan, Marshall won against Whitfield where Jamboanga City-Native officially won a slot at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The Martial Fight against the Heart (6-2-1, 4 knockouts) will be held at the Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas, seven months after its Olympic campaign in Tokyo, Japan.
“It simply came to our notice then. Especially with Coach Memor (Heredia) having a new training team, who has done a wonderful job for me as well as being very professional in managing my program. ”
At official weightlifting on Saturday, Marseille came in at 160.2 pounds while Hart had 161.8 pounds.
Under the direction of Hall of Fame coach Freddie Roach to prepare for Whitfield, George Capitalo used the services of another experienced cornerman to fight Martial Heart.
“He was really on me the whole time. He was there from the beginning to the end of my training. Even in my morning runs where I don’t really need him he still goes there,” Marshall added.
Capitol Charismatic British boxer Tyson Fury, the current ring magazine and WBC World Heavyweight Champion’s coach.
Marshall’s upcoming bout is on the undercard of a 12-round WBC Intermediate Super Welterweight title fight between Ericsson Lubin and Sebastian Fandora.
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