The unbeaten Carl Jammes Martin is the latest Filipino fighter to join the ranks at Probellum.
Martin (18-0, 15KO) follows fellow countrymen and iconic boxing names Nonito Donaire and Donnie Nietes in signing promotional deals with the global boxing promoter that launched last year.
The hard-hitting Martin – known as ‘Wonderboy’ – challenges for the vacant WBA Asia super-bantamweight title on Saturday night in Paranaque City, Philippines and the 22-year-old is determined to use Probellum’s backing to represent his country at the highest level – just as Donaire, Nietes and the great Manny Pacquiao have done before him.
“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 Carl Jammes 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.
“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.
“My career will not go wrong with Mr. Richard Schaefer calling the shots and with all of his great advice. To my Wonderboy Team, this is the moment. Let’s do this!”
Probellum have also signed up 17-0 Filipino super-flyweight Jade Bornea – known as Hurricane – as part of their ambitious global plans for boxing.
“Everyone in sport knows about the rich heritage that boxing has in the Philippines,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum.
“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.
“Carl carries some serious power in both hands and we’ll make sure he’s quickly moving up the super bantamweight rankings.”