Carl Jammes Martin joins Donaire, Nietes at Probellum
ETIVAC, Philippines—Undefeated Filipino prospect Carl Jammes Martin looks to further develop his career after signing with international promotion Probellum, the company announced Friday.
Martin is the latest Filipino boxer under the company joining WBC bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire and Donnie Nietes.
The 22-year-old also known as “Wonderboy” will make his debut for the promotion when he takes on fellow Filipino Ronnie Baldonado for the vacant WBA Asian super bantamweight title on Saturday at Elorde Sports Complex in Parañaque.
Apart from challenging for the vacant strap, Martin is also defending his Philippines Games and Amusements Board championship.
“For the last two or three years, my team and I have been carefully studying all possible options and situations that will lay the groundwork for my international boxing success,” said Martin.
“Our patience has paid off and joining Probellum has been worth the wait. While the company itself is only a few months old, the team behind it are second to none from a boxing and business point of view.”
Martin (18-0) is gunning for another continental title after already having captured the WBA Asian bantamweight in 2018 when he knocked out George Lumoly.
The Ifugao native is also trying to follow the path that Flipino boxing legends Donaire and Manny Pacquiao paved.
“I have never been so excited to showcase to the world our local culture and my skills as a boxer, and represent my country in the same way that Senator Manny Pacquiao did, the Philippines’ greatest pride,” said Martin.
Probellum President Richard Schaefer is aware of the Philippines’ fighting pedigree and he’s excited for what Martin could bring to the country’s legacy.
“Everyone in sport knows about the rich heritage that boxing has in the Philippines,” said Schaefer. “The country has produced some remarkable fighters over the years and the people support its boxers with incredible devotion, so we are thrilled to be able to add Carl Jammes Martin to our other Filipino fighters.”