Exciting Filipino prospect Carl Jammes Martin (17-0, 15) kicked off his 2021 campaign earlier today as he took part in his first bout as a fully fledged Super Bantamweight. Despite moving up in weight continued to look dominant, heavy handed, destructive and like one of the brightest hopefuls in the Philippines.
The unbeaten "Wonderboy", who debuted in 2016 at the age of 16, was up against the often-under-rated Joe Tejones (13-8, 7) and made the bout look like a total mismatch from the early going.
Tejones was down early in the bout, as the power, speed and aggression of Martin proved too much for him. Despite being down Tejones still showed his fighting spirit, getting back to his feet. Sadly however he was never able to really get back in to the bout and in round 5 a perfect body shot from Martin dropped his man for the 10 count. There was really no point in counting though, Tejones could have had 50 seconds to recover and he'd have not been able to go on. It was a peach of a shot from Martin.
Now aged 21 the future is really, really bright for Martin, and we're really hoping that he can be kept busy this year and moved towards a regional title fight of some kind. He is, however, still a boxing baby and the 122lb division in Asia is a deep one, so he shouldn't be rushed, but should be moved forward and should be kept busy.
As for Tejones it was another loss to his name, but he has been matched incredibly hard in recent years, and he has suffered defeats to the likes of Hinata Maruta, Tenta Kiyose Yiran Li and Tsuyoshi Tameda, all away from home. This is just the third time he has been stopped though we can't help but think he has added a lot of miles to the clock in his recent losses.
Following Martin's win we then got the chance to see Denmark Quibido (11-0-1, 6) score his latest win, as he battered Kier Clenton Espere (3-3-1, 1) over 3 rounds, forcing the brave Espere to be saved by his corner. Quibido looked quality through out this one, was aggressive, exciting and came to fight, but Espere was way out of his depth, despite being brave. Fingers crossed Quibido's next opponent will offer far, far more than Espere did here.
By Rene Bonsubre,Jr
CEBU,PHILIPPINES- Light flyweight Christian Araneta’s one punch knockout win provided a spectacular finish to the action-packed double fight card held Friday in Mandaue City.
Araneta (19-1,15KO’s) fired a sneaky left uppercut to the jaw of Roland Jay Biendima(15-7-1,8KO’s) and sent him flat on his back. Referee Teddy Alivio,seeing Biendima was in no condition to get up and fight, signaled the end at the 2:15 mark.
Araneta is a former WBO and WBC regional belt holder and his lone loss was against Daniel Valladares in Mexico, a fight where he had a recurrence of his shoulder injury that sidelined him for the most part of 2017.
Rising star Carl Jammes Martin (16-0,14KO’s) returned after a year of inactivity and beat a feisty Richard Rosales (14-14-2,8KO’s) by ten round unanimous decision.
The Covid pandemic has led to many Filipino boxers not getting a lot of fights this year. Martin got the much needed rounds against Rosales who not only had a tough chin, but managed to dish out a lot of wallops. Martin was more powerful and accurate and got the nod of the three judges – Edward Ligas and Rolando Mendoza – 100-90, Teddy Alivio-98-92.
Former world ranked Albert Pagara (33-1,23KO’s), who has been inactive for sixteen months, beat Virgil Puton(18-15-2,9KO’s) by eight round unanimous decision. Puton was more intent on surviving and clowning while Pagara needs more rounds to regain his form. The scores – 78-74 twice and 79-73.
The ten rounder between Pete Apolinar (13-1,8KO’s) and Danilo Tampipi (9-12-2,5KO’s) was entertaining at the start.They traded knockdowns, Tampipi was counted in the first, Apolinar was decked in the second. But Apolinar pulled away,winning by a wide margin, 98-90 twice,100-90.
In the opener of Kumbati 7, Franco Serafica beat Matthew Fondales who did not answer the bell for the second canto.
The first card- Kumbati 6- was held early afternoon Friday.
Tomjune Mangubat (12-2-1,10KO’s) won against Reymond Empic (7-6,3KO’s) who sat on his stool after the third round.Mangubat bounced back from his disappointing split decision loss to South Korean Jong Seon Kang last year in Vietnam.
Carlo Bacaro (7-0,6KO’s) used hard body shots to stop Ryan Maano (5-8-2,1KO) who turned his back in the third round.
Reggie Suganob got a unanimous verdict against Robert Ates after six rounds and pro debutant Benny Cañete beat John Roque Villagonzalo by TKO in the second.
The event was promoted by Omega Promotions and sanctioned by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB). The fights were held behind closed doors at the IPI Complex in Mandaue City. Covid-19 testing was done on all boxers and officials.
By Rene Bonsubre,Jr
CEBU,PHILIPPINES- Omega Promotions will have a back to back fight card Friday that will showcase name fighters and up and comers. The fights will be held behind closed doors at the IPI Complex in Mandaue City.
The boxers had their weigh-in Thursday inside the compound of International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IPI).
“Kumbati” 6 will have four bouts. Tomjune Mangubat (11-2-1,9KO’s) will aim to bounce back from his disappointing split decision loss to South Korean Jong Seon Kang last year in Vietnam. Mangubat will take on Reymond Empic (7-5,3KO’s) in a ten rounder.
Mangubat weighed 139.7lbs while Empic was at 131 lbs.
Carlo Bacaro (6-0,5KO’s)-140.7lbs will be taking on Ryan Maano (5-9-2,1KO)-140lbs- in an eight rounder. Reggie Suganob (112.3lbs) vs. Robert Ates (112.5lbs) for 6 rounds and pro debutants Benny Cañete (119.5lbs) vs. John Roque Villagonzalo (119.6lbs) will clash in a 4 rounder.
In “Kumbati 7”, “Prince” Albert Pagara and rising star Carl Jammes Martin are set to make an appearance.
Pagara (32-1,23KO’s) will be shaking off the ring rust, having been inactive for sixteen months when he squares off against Virgil Puton(18-14-2,9KO’s). Pagara was at 130.4lbs while Puton stepped on the scales at 130.8lbs.
Carl Jammes Martin will trade punches with Richard Rosales in a ten rounder. Martin (15-0,14KO’s) and Rosales (14-13-2,8KO’s) both weighed 120 lbs.
Christian Araneta (18-1,14KO’s) and Roland Jay Biendima both weighed 110lbs for their 10 rounder. For the rest of the card - Pete Apolinar -126.6lbs vs. Danilo Tampipi-123.8lbs, and Franco Serafica -125.9lbs vs. Matthew Fondales-129.8lbs.
The event is sanctioned by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB). Covid-19 testing was done on all boxers and officials.
Earlier today our good friend Ian Melodillar reported the ring return of sensational Filipino youngster Carl Jammes Martin (15-0, 14), who we now know will feature on the Omega Sports show "Kumbatai 7" on December 18th. In the opposite corner to Martin will be Filipino journeyman Richard Rosales (14-13-2, 8),
On paper this is really not a big bout, at all, however it is one worthy of attention with Jammes being one of the most exciting and fan friendly prospects in world boxing. The 21 year old is a free swinging aggressive monster who made his debut at the age of 16, back in 2016, and despite his baby faced looks quickly became a sensation in the ring. Sadly the talented and exciting youngster has seen his career hit a wall this year and he's not been in the ring since December 2019, and with that in mind we can't complain too much about him having an easy one here.
As for Rosales he is a 27 year old who enters with no momentum at all, He has lost 7 of his last 8, including his last 4, and has been beaten twice this year. He is however a serviceable journeyman and has gone 10 rounds with both Andika D'Golden Boy and Christian Araneta. The hope here is that he will manage to take Martin a few rounds and give him a chance to shake some ring rust.
With Coronavirus continuing to spread through out the world boxing really is being put on the back burner, understandably, and today we were informed of another postponement.
This one is a postponement of the scheduled March 21st bout between fast rising Filipino youngster Carl Jammes Martin (15-0, 14) and veteran Ardin Diale (35-16-4, 17).
The bout, which was supposed to be held under the "Fists of the Future" tag on a card in Paranaque city, always seemed likely to get postponed given the rapidly changing situation in the Philippines.
At the moment it's unclear if, or when, the bout will be rescheduled for, but it appears that boxing in the Philippines is likely to go the same way as boxing in Japan and South Korea, with events being essentially suspended for the foreseeable future.
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