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PH boxing ‘Wonder Boy’ to face undefeated Indian June 9


DAVAO CITY – Undefeated Carl Jammes “Wonder Boy” Martin of Ifugao will battle the “dangerous” Rakesh “Battu” Lohchab of India on June 9 at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City.

The 20-year-old Martin, with 12 wins, zero loss and 11 knockouts to his record, retired Pethchorhae Kokietgym of Thailand during the 3rd round of their fight on Feb. 16 at the SM City North EDSA Skydome, Quezon City.

Martin earlier TKO’d Hashimu Zuberi of Tanzania in the 2nd round to win the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental Youth bantamweight title in the April 28, 2018 fight in Lagawe, Ifugao.

He knocked out Indonesia’s George Lumoly to win the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia bantamweight title on June 21, 2018, in Lagawe.

Martin retained the WBO Oriental Youth bantamweight title by retiring China’s Huerban Qiatehe in the 2nd round of the Aug. 28, 2018 fight in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.

He also kept his WBA Asia bantamweight championship by knocking out Moon Chul Suh of South Korea on Oct. 27, 2018, in Lagawe.

On the other hand, the 22-year-old Lohchab (6W-0L, 2KO) knocked out Ghulam Ghous on March 30, 2019 bout in India. He also won by a unanimous decision over Suredra Beniwal on Jan. 19.

The promoter of the June 9 event is Jim Claude Manangquil of Sanman Promotions.