June 14, 2024

■  Harley F. Palangchao 

Cordilleran boxing pride Carl Jammes Martin is now ready to showcase his skills in the global stage, as he is currently training in the United States.

Martin, 24, together with his father, who serves as his coach in all his previous bouts, flew to the U.S. last week to formalize his possible future fights on American soil.

START OF INVASION — Undefeated Cordilleran boxer Carl Jammes Martin and his father-cum-coach, Abel, have landed in the United States. Martin is currently training at the Knuckleheads Boxing Gym in Chicago in preparation for his upcoming global fights. — CJM Facebook photo

The undefeated boxer also posted two photographs of his post-training in Chicago, which eli-cited excitement from his legion of followers.

He also tagged three known boxing promotions in his social media post such as the Manny Pacquiao Promotions, Premier Boxing Championships Promotion, and TGB Promotion.

Earlier, American dealmaker Sean Gibbons of MP Promotions has confirmed that Martin will see action in the U.S. to further boost his world ranking.

Currently ranked fourth by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and eighth by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Martin reportedly has four fights which Gibbons has lined up for the former.

Although undefeated in 22 fights, Martin has acknow-ledged in recent media interviews he has a lot to learn, reason why his training overseas will help boost his bid to make his presence felt in the global boxing community.

Martin’s impressive finishes against foreign opponents were all held in the Philippines and he has not fought outside of the country.

The last time Martin saw action was on Dec. 18 when he won against Chaiwat Buatkrathok via sixth-round technical knockout to win the World Boxing Organization super bantamweight champion in Parañaque City.

The 24-year-old boxing prodigy from Lagawe, Ifugao connected punches to the head and body of the Thai boxer, who had 40 wins and eight losses in his resumé.