National boxer Eumir Felix Marcial, who will turn professional after the Tokyo Olympics, has tapped Clint Aranas as his legal counsel.
The 24-year-old Marcial said he chose Aranas to represent him legally because of his background, first of which is of his vast knowledge and experience in sports as president of a national sports association.
Aranas, is the current president of World Archery Philippines, the national association of archery in the country.
He is also the former president of the Government Service Insurance System president and an ex-deputy commissioner for legal affairs while with the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
“Marami na po kasi ako nabalitaan, nabasa na mga stories ng mga professional boxing champions na sumikat, yumaman pero sa huli halos ubos ang pera nila. Madalas iisa ang dahilan, nagkaproblema sa taxes nila,” said Marcial.
Marcial said that with lawyers like Aranas taking care of his legal affairs, he would have no issues with his taxes.
“'Yun lang naman ang gusto ko iwasan at mapag-aralan kung paano ang taxation kapag nag-professional na po ako. Habang maaga, maging pamilyar na ako para walang hassles sa mga obligasyon ko sa tax,” added Marcial.
Marcial attracted interests after he won a gold medal in the Asia-Oceania Qualifying Tournament in Amman, Jordan two months ago.
“Recommended po si Atty. Clint at alam ko mas maiintindihan niya kalagayan ko kasi NSA leader po siya kaya may puso talaga para sa mga atleta na tulad ko,” added Marcial.
Among those interested in signing up Marcial for a lucrative contract are several US-based outfits and an entity headquartered in England.
“Private dealings ko naman po ito at siyempre, bilang isang matured na tao, mas maganda kung personal ko na po na alamin ang mga ganitong bagay sa buhay ko habang hindi pa huli ang lahat,” said Marcial.
But, for now, Marcial won't sign any deals yet, after promising the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines that he will wait until after the Olympics before turning pro.
“Mas nagkaroon po ako ng confidence na magiging successful ako hindi lang as boxer kungdi as someone na magkakaroon ng business dealings dahil may isang lawyer po ako na makakasama at mapapagkatiwalaan,” said Marcial.
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