Mark Anthony Barriga - you may have lost your fight for a quarterfinal slot in boxing but you've done you incredible best to fight toe to toe with a former Olympic silver medalist Khazakh. What you have shown in the ring was pure gallantry. Fighting for your country and knowing that you're the only hope for a medal contention was quite an enormous challenge.
The weight of expectations in your shoulder wasn't easy to bear yet you've focused and showed the whole world that a Filipino fighter never back down. That a Filipino fighter is always mission-ready to accept whatever challenge he may in. The slimmest margin of 1 point (17-16) was enough of a testament and proved that you were up on the world stage. That a story of David fighting a Goliath wasn't a myth but a true legend. And you've gracefully displayed it on the ring and helped us remember the story.
Perhaps, only few of us Filipinos will trek the road where Mark stands but let his story serves as an inspiration to all young boxing enthusiasts that hard work, devotion, and dedication are few of the many attitudes that an aspirant must possess.
Good luck on your next endeavors and hopefully when BRAZIL 2016 comes, you'll be headlining the country for an impressive win. Thank you for representing us Filipinos and our country. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU."