In the Philippines, boxing is considered a popular sport together with basketball. That is why a number of Filipinos are hailed among the best boxers in the world.
In the on going 2017 SEA games, a Filipino-British boxer in the name of John Nobel Tupas Marvin needed only 21 seconds to finish the bout and win the first gold medal for Philippines in the light heavyweight division in boxing.
Marvin uses what we call in the Philippines as ‘Gulpi-de-gulat’ and unleashed a barrage of punches from the start of the bell to stop Malaysia’s Adli Hafidz Mohamad Pauzi.
Marvin said he didn’t want the final to be left in the hands of the judges, after his team-mate Carlo Paalam lost a questionable decision against home favorite Muhamad Fuad Redzuan on Monday.
“My mission was to get in there and win. That is my plan. I hit (my opponent) a four-punch combination in the face,” Marvin said, dedicating the win to Paalam and the Philippines.
“It is a revenge for my colleague who lost in an unfair manner,” he added. “I did not want the fight to be decided by the umpires. We train to get in there and destroy.”
Watch his amazing Gulpi De Gulat video.