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Eumir Marcial also got bashed for seeking training funds, fans say

Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial was among those who had to rigorously campaign for funding for his preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. #Olympics

8/3/2021 3:00:00 AM

Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial was among those who had to rigorously campaign for funding for his preparations for the Tokyo Olympics . Olympics

Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial was among those who had to rigorously campaign for funding for his preparations for the Tokyo Olympics . However, the amateur

Eumir Marcialwas among those who had to rigorously campaign for funding for his preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.However, the amateur boxer—now with an assured medal—was heavily criticized for voicing out the lack of support for top athletes.Some Reddit users recalled this ahead of

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Marcial’s semifinal match on Thursday, August 5.In a statement on Facebook in May, the Olympian decried that the allowance he receives from the national government was not enough to cover for his expenses in the United States.“Mga taong walang alam sa sports tahimik nalang kayo! Hindi niyo alam ang katotohanan. Since last year nong nasa United States ako hanggang ngayon dito sa Zamboanga City tingin niyo sapat ang P43,000 monthly allowance para sa preparation para sa Olympics? (which is allowance ko ‘yun sa sarili ko as a national athlete),” Marcial wrote.

“Do you think I can rely d’yan sa P43,000 para sa plane tickets, accommodation, food, coaching staff, supplements, masseuse, etc? Lahat ng na-mention sa taas provided by private sponsors and, of course, my own money,” he added.Marcial continued that the government should not have high expectations for performance if it does not support its athletes properly. headtopics.com

This statement came after theAssociation of Boxing Alliances in the Philippinesand thePhilippine Sports Commissionhad stated that they had extended their financial support to him.While his supporters backed him up online, some Filipinos criticized and made fun of Marcial, saying he was asking for too much.

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