Ifugao boxing prospect Carl Jammes “Wonder Boy” Martin gets his shot at the vacant WBA Asia super bantamweight title when he takes on Ronnie Baldonado at the Ultimate Knockout Challenge at the Elorde Sports Complex in Parañaque City on March 12. Carl Jammes Martin closed last year with a gritty win over champion Mark Anthony Geraldo. It was a contest for the Philippines title, and regarded as the first significant step up for the Wonder Boy.
He passed the test with flying colors!! Geraldo applied non stop pressure throughout their epic match, and it was a mature performace by Martin to keep a cool head. Ultimately, it was the accuracy and crispness of the counter punch that swayed the judges in favor of Wonder Boy, and it proved to be a top quality title bout.
The Wonder Boy gets his first glimpse at a regional title here against 15 fight winner Baldonado, and getting the win will be no easy task!
DOMINATION UKC is already underway, with many of Manila's best amateurs doing their thing before the professional card later today.
This was a classic match up Charly Suarez vs Nguyen Van Hai, held at the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake in the Vietnam capital of Hanoi, attracted a crowd of 25,000 people.
Recent Philippines visitor Linn "Sandstorm" Sandstrom returns to the ring in Newcastle, Australia next Wednesday night.Linn takes on the very versatile pinay Floryvic Montero.
The Games and Amusement Board recognized Philippines best boxer Charly Suarez, naming him their " Boxer of the month" in their recently released March ratings.
Pellio is set to lock horns with promising Vietnam fighter Dinh Hong Quan in a battle for the IBF Asia Lightweight title. And as the picture neatly shows, this pinoy warrior is primed for battle!
Suarez returned to the city last week from his home in Davao, and will now begin work in earnest for his upcoming assignment.
Manila super lightweight Argie "Bomba" Toquero is back in action Saturday April 23rd when he takes on Abdurasul Ismoilov for the vacant WBO Oriental title.