February 6, 2023

Ifugao boxing pride Carl Jammes Martin will see action in La Trinidad, Benguet next month for the vacant International Boxing Federation Pan Pacific super bantamweight belt before his reported travel abroad where he will have his training for his future fights.

The 23-year-old Martin will face a veteran boxer Komgrich Nantapech of  Thailand at the CCDC gym on Dec. 17.

ALL SET — Reigning World Boxing Association Asia super bantamweight world champion Carl Jammes Martin will face Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand for the International Boxing Federation Pan Pacific super bantamweight belt in La Trinidad, Benguet next month . — Contributed photo

Pinoy Prodigy Boxing Promotions’ Darwin Muller Dep-ay shared to Baguio journalists Martin’s opponent is one of the promising boxers from Thailand and has fought more than 30 fights.

The Thai boxer is also reportedly undefeated in nine bouts since 2018.

But the Thai boxer’s opponents the past three years lack impressive résumé, unlike Martin who has fought some of the toughest Filipino boxers the past two years.

Martin won via unanimous decision versus Mark Anthony Geraldo, who now has 38 wins, nine losses, and three draws in December 2021, then went on to stop Ronnie Baldonado with 15-2-1 fight record via technical knockout in March this year.

The Probellum boxer also won via unanimous decision against Charles Tondo with 12-5-2 record in their championship bout in July this year.

Earlier, Martin said he wants a possible dream fight against Sam Goodman, the unbeaten super bantamweight boxer from Australia, who holds a professional record of 12 wins with seven by way of KOs/technical KOs.

Goodman, also 23, is currently the International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental and World Boxing Organizational Oriental super bantamweight champion.

The Aussie boxer defeated Filipino campaigner Juan Miguel Elorde, 29 wins and three losses, in his title defense last month in Sydney, Australia. – Harley F. Palangchao