Pinoy boxer Eumir Marcial fortifies his campaign to the 2024 Paris Olympics stint after knocking down Thai fighter Thoedsak Sinam on Saturday night, March 23, at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila.

Despite being qualified in the 2024 Olympics, Marcial showed an empathic performance through flurry of punches midway through the fourth round with a devastating left uppercut to Sinam’s chin, sending the latter to the canvas.

Sinam failed to recover from the eight-count which halted the contest at the 1:33 mark of round four to maintain the undefeated professional boxing record of the Zamboanga City-native Marcial.

The 28-year-old Marcial improved his flawless record to 5-0-0 win-loss-draw ring record with 3 knockouts while Sinam dropped to 23-14-0 with 19 stoppage wins.

On the other hand, Ilonggo fighter Jules Victoriano (13-7-0, 10 KOs) sustained a 77-74, 77-74, 78-73 unanimous decision defeat to Pepito Masangkay (6-1-0, 5 KOs) in one of the undercard bouts.

The native of Iloilo City was unable to keep in step with the volume punching of Masangkay, who solidified his victory with a massive left hit to knock down his opponent.

Michael Orano (1-2-1), who also traced his roots from Iloilo City, sustained a split decision defeat to Jesus Magdayo (2-0-0, 1 KO) in a tightly-contested four-round encounter.

Orano, fighting for the Elorde Fight Team in Paranaque, got a 39-37 score from judge Don Arguelles but judges Gil Co and Greg Ortega gave an identical 39-37 score for Magdayo.IMT Sports