Future Olympians or world champions? – Coach Ronald Chavez watches as Filipino World Junior Champion Eumir Marcial (left) is put through his paces in the ring.
Proto Pacquiaos – Members of the Philippine youth amateur boxing team take a break after sparring.
Against the ropes – The Philippines has won five medals in boxing at the Olympic Games, but none since 1996.
Punching below their weight – It takes six years of training and investing in talent to make an Olympic champion, says Manuel Lopez, Vice President of the Philippines Olympic Committee. "There's a lot of raw talent in the Philippines," he says.
Prince of pugilism to ring king? – Sixteen-year-old Eumir Marcial is currently one of great prospects of Philippine amateur boxing.
Care-worn facilities – The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila was built in the 1930s and is where the 48 boxers, 36 men and 12 women, of the Philippine amateur boxing team train.