Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines stopped Ng Kuon Kun of Macao in their middleweight bout to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2018 Asian Games boxing competitions at Jakarta Expo Boxing Hall in Indonesia on Monday.
After a strong opening in the first round, Marcial pounded Ng in the second and scored a knockdown.
Marcial, a 2-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, wobbled Ng twice more before the referee halted the bout 2:09 in the second round.
It was a big win for Marcial since Ng has already been competing as a pro since 2013.
Marcial will join light-flyweight fighter Carlo Paalam and Olympic flyweight Rogen Ladon, who also reached the quarterfinals.
Earlier on Monday night, Paalam scored a unanimous-decision win over Chinese-Taipei's Powei Tu after 3 rounds of action.
Paalam drew an opening-round bye and was in the freshest and most lethal of his elements against the Taiwanese.
The 20-year-old former world youth championshiops bronze medalist dominated his opponent from the get-go for the lopsided win that gave him a ticket in the final 8.
Ladon, on the other hand, dominated Nepal’s Prem Chaudhary in their round-of-16 flyweight match on Sunday.
The rest—Irish Magno, James Palicte, Joel Bacho, Neshty Petecio and Mario Fernandez—all went out in their first fights in the Games that is now approaching the homestretch.
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