Olympic Games’ Umir Marshall talks to renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach to start training at the Wildcard Gym in Los Angeles.
Roach toured Marseille around the facility, then took the Filipino middleweight down to the gym for exercise.
“We did four rounds and then worked on heavy bags and speed bags,” Roach said in an article posted on it. Boxing scene.
“Umir has a lot of power and talent but we have a lot of work to do. It is a very strange situation to start working as a combat professional knowing that we will prepare for the Olympics after he becomes a professional. I really hope we can be the first to bring the world title and Olympic gold to the Philippines. It will be very special. “
Roach said the meeting with Marshall came back when he first met his favorite student, Manny Pacquiao.
“When Yumir went to the gym above the door, I was furious back in 2001 when Manny first went through the same door looking for someone to bump into him,” he said.
“Umir and I had a great time. I told her the story of how she and I met and showed her the real ring where we trained for a lot of fights, used the dressing room in the main part of the gym, and we met each other. Talk to you soon and keep up the good content. “
Marshall said training under Roach was a dream come true.
“I felt like I was following in the footsteps of Manny’s map when Freddie was giving me a tour of the real part of the wild card and telling me stories of training with Manny,” he said.
“Working with Freddie was a great learning experience. I can’t wait to come back for my next session.”
She secured her ticket to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics by winning all four of her events at the Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifying Tournament in April, Jordan.
In December last year, he won a gold medal at the 30th Southeast Asian Games, as well as a silver medal at the World Boxing Championships last year.