December 2, 2023

Rising Filipino boxer Carl Jammes Martin is keeping himself busy training in his hometown in Lagawe, Ifugao, taking advantage of the community quarantine to prepare for his upcoming bouts.

Kindred souls, who saw Martin’s great potentials, continue to assist the 21-year-old boxer by sending training gears. The Ifugao provincial government caused the improvement of the roofing of his gym recently.

Currently ranked 37th by the World Boxing Council, the undefeated Martin has caught the attention of The Ring Magazine, which described him as one of the new faces of boxing.

Filipino journalist Dennis Principe, media coordinator of the Martin camp, shared to The Ring Magazine that the young boxer is a work in progress as he remains undefeated in 15 professional bouts, with 14 by way of knockout or technical knockout.

Principe said Martin would always ask his training camp to point out his flaws during bouts so he could work on them inside the makeshift gym within their residential compound.

He added Martin makes a lot of improvement on his weaknesses after every fight.

Like other successful athletes, Martin’s father, Abel, serves as his main trainer while her sister, Jing, is their camp manager.

Reports said Martin’s camp is also vying to have the rising Filipino boxer fight overseas, as all of his professional bouts were held in Ifugao, nearby Cagayan province, and the National Capital Region.

But while he has not fought outside the country, Martin, in convincing fashion, has stopped some foreign fighters such as Petchchorhae Kokietgym and Yuttichai Wannawong, both of Thailand, in February and in June 2019, respectively.

In 2018, Martin likewise demolished Moon Chul of South Korea in October, Huerban Qiatehe of China in August, and Hashimu Zuberi of Tanzania in April.

He also KO’d the veteran Artid Bamrungauea, now 36, of Thailand in 2017.

Martin currently holds three bantamweight titles – the Philippine Boxing Federation, World Boxing Organization Oriental Youth, and World Boxing Association-Asia. – Harley F. Palangchao