Martin fight postponed as champ suffers injury during training

SEVENTEEN. Carl Jammes Martin after winning his debut fight in the super bantamweight division by knocking out Joe Tejones in the fifth round through body punches. The 21 year old pride of Lagawe, Ifugao will be seeing action next month in an effort to win the Philippine super bantamweight crown against Mark Anthony Geraldo, but the fight was postponed from May 15 to May 29 after the reigning king suffered a cut on his eyebrow during practice. Contributed Photo

Ifugao pride Carl Jammes Martin may wait for at least two weeks in his attempt to get a belt after a successful debut in the super bantamweight last February.

The Wonder Boy from Ifugao was supposed to face reigning Philippine super bantamweight champion Mark Anthony Geraldo of Bukidnon on May 15, but the belt holder suffered an injury during training for his second title defense.

Geraldo, the El Heneral, suffered a cut on the eyebrow after he was hit with an elbow during practice.

A Fightnews Asia report said that Geraldo needed six stitches to close the wound as lady boxing promoter Yolly Alfante of Shock Punch Boxing Promotion had to go to Laguna to make the new schedule which is on May 29.

The 29-year old Geraldo, who has 38 wins, nine losses and 19 knockouts under his belt, won the vacant title by knocking out Virgel Vitor of Bohol in the sixth round last February 11 in Tagbilaran.

It will be the second fight for the Ifugao wunderkind (17-0, 15KOs) this year and second in the weight category. He knocked out Joe Tejones of Bukidnon in the fifth round last February 20 in Binan City.

Martin, hailed as the New Pacquiao, dominated the older Tejones before a body punch in the fifth round that ended the fight in favor of the 21-year old from Lagawe, Ifugao.



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