Always on the lookout for promising athletes and potential world champions, Globe pledges its support to boxer Carl Jammes Martin as he takes on a veteran fighter from the South in a bantamweight showdown in the Omega Pro Sports International’s (OPSI) two-part “bubble” boxing action on December 18, 2020, in Cebu City.
Martin, who hails from Hingyon, Ifugao and is fondly called, “Wonder Boy,” remains undefeated in 15 professional fights. 14 of these wins came via knockout as Martin promises to be the next big thing in Philippine boxing. He is being touted as the second coming of boxing icon and eight-division world champion Senator Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao is also the latest Globe Ambassador.
“We see the vast potential of Carl as the next Filipino world boxing champion. Despite his young age, he shows discipline, humility, and hunger to be the best in his chosen sport. We would be more than happy to help him realize his dream of bringing glory and fame to the country just like what Senator Manny Pacquiao has done and continues to do so until now,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO.
Martin, who proudly shows his Ifugao roots when he enters the ring, is coming from impressive wins against an array of seasoned fighters in 2019 such as Petchorchae Kokietgym (3rd round knockout) and Yuttichai Wannawong (1st round TKO) both from Thailand and Filipino veterans Venezer Alolod (7th round KO) and Philip Luis Cuerdo (3rd round KO) before the COVID-19 pandemic halted his rise in the packed bantamweight division for most of 2020.
He won the vacant Philippine Boxing Federation bantamweight crown after stopping Alolod in September last year. Martin retained his title three months later by knocking out Cuerdo. He is currently ranked number 39 by the World Boxing Council.
Aside from being undefeated, Martin is a social media sensation as his last four bouts posted by his fans on YouTube have generated millions of views.