Hanoi: Yumi Felix Marshall has been pursuing a lucrative professional career for some time now in the pursuit of greed and Olympic glory. And he’s getting more comfortable doing it.
The Olympic bronze medalist described the 31st Southeast Asian Games as the “first step towards Paris” by reaching the 75-kg final.
And as soon as it’s over – without seeing former East Timor knockout fellow Delio Anjakeji – he plans to return to the United States to begin preparations for his third pro fight.
“I could go straight to the United States, maybe take a vacation and then fight,” said Marcel in the Filipino. “It all depends on Sir Shawn (Gibbons, MP campaign president).”
Marcel, 26, was shutting down a disappointing show among professionals where he fought to beat Isaiah Hart last April.
“That’s what our coaches meant when I came to the (SEA Games) training camp,” said Marshall. “We did knitting, bobbing work. We worked in the whole training camp, defense. ”
Against Hart, Marshall suffered a stunning knockdown before picking up a technical knockout win.
He needed to learn this in the gold medal fight against Anjakechi at the Back Nine Gymnasium about two hours away from here on Sunday. In their semifinals, Timoriz knocked out Cambodian Hun Kimheng unscathed.
“I’m confident because he’s a Southpa and I can fight a comfortable Southpage,” said Marseille, who left the semifinals and advanced to the final.
“I like my chance (Sunday) but we have nothing to say in the decision. So I will give my best there for my fourth (SEA Games) gold, ”added Marshall.
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