Rob Andrew Dongiapon

Olympic bronze medalist Eumir Marcial showcased stinging power as he made quick work of Ricardo Villalba, scoring a second-round TKO victory, Sunday morning, inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. 

Photo Courtesy of The Ring Magazine

Marcial, fighting only his fourth fight in the middleweight division, had his opponent figured out early, dropping Villalba with a left to the body late in the opening round before which the Argentine fighter was saved by the bell. 

Lopsided right from the get-go, Marcial never relented as he floored Villalba two more times in the second round with clinical shots on the body that forced the referee to call it off in the 48-second mark. 

The win put Marcial record at 4-0 with two knockouts, while Villalba, the Filipino’s most experienced opponent as of yet, exited the match with 20-8-1 record. 

The eight-round battle was scheduled to take place on the undercard of Showtime Championship Boxing's Rey Vargas vs. O'Shaquie Foster match.

The fight was also Marcial’s first eight-round fight, however, his stamina was not quite tested yet as he took care of business in dominant fashion. 

The Filipino has been in the U.S since September last year and has since won two pro fights including this one and Steven Pichardo, who he also won via unanimous decision. 

Edited by Marjoe Toquillo