OLYMPIC-bound boxer Eumir Marcial got his needed protection from the dreaded coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after completing the second shot of Covid-19 vaccine administered in the United States on Sunday (Monday in Manila).
The Filipino pride Marcial was inoculated with a Pfizer vaccine, less than four months before his much-awaited stint in the rescheduled Olympiad, which is set to finally blast off on July 23 to August 8 in the Land of the Rising Sun.
“Tapos na second dose namin (We’re done with our second dose of vaccine),” the 25-year-old Zamboanga City native captioned in his Facebook post with photos of him and teammates showing their vaccination cards.
Marcial previously got his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, together with International Boxing Federation super flyweight king Jerwin Ancajas and other members of the Filipino camp, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, first week of March.
The Pfizer vaccine needs a 2-dose series separated by 21 days to complete the vaccination.
With his fruitful training camp in the United States and impressive pro debut, the Philippines is counting on Marcial to give glory to the country in the Tokyo Olympics.
Marcial of MP Promotions defeated Andrew Whitfield in his pro debut in December last year.
He will be fighting for the flag and honor in the Summer Games under the men’s middleweight class along with fellow Filipino boxers in Irish Magno, who will be fighting in the women’s flyweight Nesthy Petecio in the women’s featherweight, and Carlo Paalam in the men’s flyweight.
Currently, the other Filipinos who have already qualified to the Olympics are world champion gymnast Carlos Yulo and pole vaulter Ernest Obiena.