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FSM Essential Preview: Gervonta Davis vs Frank Martin


Gervonta Davis returns to the ring this Saturday as he looks to defend the WBA belt and claim his 30th career victory.


This Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two undefeated fighters look to keep their perfect records alive in a fight for the WBA lightweight belt. Champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) is making his fifth title defense against Frank “The Ghost” Martin (18-0, 12 KOs) as he looks to win his first career championship.


Main Event – Gervonta Davis (-700) vs. Frank Martin (+480)


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No matter your thoughts about him and his controversies, Gervonta “Tank” Davis is an all-time great. Even before starting his professional boxing career, Davis was considered a young protege, dominating everywhere he went. He’s dominated throughout his amateur career, winning multiple big-time championships, including a Golden Gloves Championship in 2012. 

Once he made his professional debut, nothing changed. From his early days in the super featherweight division, he’s defeated everyone in his way. Davis earned himself a title fight for the IBF super featherweight belt against Jose Pedraza thanks to his precise striking and knockout power. Davis would go on to knock out Pedraza and win his first championship.

As time passed, Davis continued to steamroll through competition, winning four more championship belts, including the WBA’s lightweight belt. Now coming off his recent win in a super fight against Ryan Garcia, claiming his 29th win and 27th win by KO/TKO. Davis looks to continue to add to his legacy as he takes on undefeated boxer Frank Martin.

Though still relevantly new to the big-time, Martin has been on a nice run on his road to the belt. Thanks to his athleticism, quick speed, powerful hands, and his training from coach Derrick James, he has taken down all his opponents in his path. Martin has defeated multiple top fighters, including Michael Rivera and Artem Harutyunyan. Those wins allowed him to fight for the vacant WBC lightweight belt against undefeated Shakur Stevenson.

But the fight was off as Martin felt like he wasn’t getting paid enough. Now, Martin sets his sights on the WBA lightweight belt. Fighting for the first time professionally, he will challenge Gervonta Davis.

Previously, these two sparred with one another in August of 2020, in the lead-up to Davis’s fight with Leo Santa Cruz. In that spare, Martin made a realization that impacted his mindset.


“Gervonta has got skills and power, and that definitely showed me where I’m at,” Martin said. “There were a lot of people in the gym, and nobody left disappointed. I know that I can get in there with the top dogs and do my thing, too.”


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Though this built confidence in Martin, a spare is different than a real fight. Looking at how it will play out, it’s no surprise Gervonta Davis is a massive favorite. Davis has been doing this for a long time. His fight IQ is exceptionally high. He’s precise with his punches and is known to wear out his opponents with powerful body shots. Plus, with his knockout power, he can finish the fight before all 12 rounds are over. 

Though Frank Martin is two-and-a-half inches taller and one inch longer, that doesn’t mean much to Davis. Over his last five fights, all of them except one have been taller than him, and of those four fighters with a height advantage, he has finished every one.

So, the odds are not in Martin’s favor. But with Martin being under Mayweather’s promotions and Mayweather being Davis’ former mentor, could Floyd know a way to stop Davis? If so, we might see one of the biggest upsets this year.

So stay tuned this Saturday to see who will come out victorious with the belt and their perfect records in tack. 




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This Saturday, Gervonta Davis will take on the Frank Martin in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card begins at 5:00 pm PT, and the main event is scheduled to start at 8:00 pm PT. Thank you for visiting for your Las Vegas Sports news.


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