Martin, who said that he used to wrap his fists with an old diaper cloth, started to lace up a pair of gloves when he was only six years old. A year later, he already made his amateur debut and compiled an astounding 56-0 record. The Ifugao native turned pro in 2016 and never tasted defeat since then. He earned the nickname “Wonder Boy” due to his impressive display of a grown man’s expertise despite his young age.
In his pro career, Martin has already proven that he can compete at a higher level defeating boxers from Thailand, Tanzania, Indonesia, and China. He now holds regional titles from major organizations such as WBA, WBO, and WBC.
His father and trainer Abel Martin is also convinced that his son “fights like Pacquiao.” Abel even noted that opponents must not give his son any sign of weakness inside the ring as he will surely expose it.
“Carl fights like Senator Manny. Don’t give him an opening in the ring because he will definitely expose it. Like the legendary Manny Pacquiao, he has power, speed, and great footwork,” Abel said of his son.
Last year, Pacquiao’s trusted coach Freddie Roach claimed that he already found the next Pacquiao. Apparently, Roach saw the resemblance in Gor Yeritsyan, an undefeated, hard-hitting Armenian welterweight boxer.
According to Roach, Yeritsyan is an “all-around” fighter who also carries power in both hands just like Pacquiao.
“Gor is a very good boxer and all-around fighter with power in both hands who throws good combinations. He reminds me of a young Manny Pacquaio,” Roach said.
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