WHAT’S the buzz about Carl Jammes Martin?
The boxer, known as “The Wonderboy” is currently at the Highland Boxing Gym in La Trinidad, Benguet honing his skill for the International Boxing Federation – Pan-Pacific super bantamweight title fight at the Cordillera Career Development College on December 17 that will be promoted by Pinoy Prodigy Boxing Promotion’s Miller Dep-ay.
Martin, currently undefeated in 20 fights that include 16 knockouts will face Thailand’ Komgrich Nantapech which will be the headline of a 10 – bout event co-presented by Highland Boxing Promotion.
Carl’s father Abel, who serves as his trainer said the two – week training here in the highlands will serve as his strength and conditioning training prior to his bout.
The 23-year old Martin had been under the radar of international promoters for a couple of years now but has opted yet to fight locally to improve on his skill.
Abel added Carl has not yet reached his peak as he has yet to adjust to the cold weather of the strawberry capital town where they hold early morning jogs.
But the father – cum trainer said they are not taking the Thai fighter lightly who is a more experienced boxer and has been to several world title matches.
His Thai opponent will be flying to the Philippines on December 14 and will take the bus to Baguio on the same day so he could be available for a possible press conference and a walk through cum parade at Session Road.
The Thai has recently contracted the COVID-19 virus recently but will be ready for his December 17 fight.
Martin took the Philippine Boxing Federation bantamweight belt in May of 2019 which he defended successfully later that year.
Another Ifugao fighter will be in the Martin undercard as MJ Oduna faces Danny Tampipi in an eight round fight in the same weight division. Oduna won last month in Sucat, Paranaque.
The undercards will be: Roman Canto facing Eduardo Mansito (eight rounds – 130 pounds), Romeo Tenorio versus Elmar Zamora (6 rounds – 112 lbs.), Alie Laurel fighting Jecker Buhawe (6 rounds – 126 lbs), Vincent Jorda, who won also in his debut in Sucat, Paranque last month, will face a debuting Jhanjhan Himiwat (4 rounds – 116 lbs), Ronerick Ballesteros up against Daniel Dave Egsaen (debut) in four rounds in 136 lbs for their debut, Ed Liwan opposite Joshua Navarro (debut) (4 rounds – 122 lbs), Holmes Tagart (Debut) against Orlandino Sinaloba (4 rounds – 120 lbs) and 115 lbs.) and Marsolo Pandian (debut) vs Roel Eyes (debut) (4 RDS – 115 lbs).