Commentator Tim Bradley thinks challenger Frank Martin lacks the experience to win this Saturday night when he challenges the power-puncher Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis for his WBA ‘regular’ lightweight title on June 15th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Bradley feels that Tank Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) will use his power advantage to come on late to score a knockout against the unbeaten #2 WBA Martin (18-0, 12 KOs) in their headliner on PBC on Prime Video PPV.

Martin’s inability to put rounds together against Tank will also hurt him because he won’t be able to play it safe in the later rounds by nursing a lead and avoiding Tank when he’s gunning for a knockout.

Tank’s Predatory Instincts

“I think what Frank is lacking is experience. That’s what he’s lacking at. He’s got to be able to put rounds together, and I don’t see him being able to do that. That’s the problem,” said commentator Tim Bradley to Fight Hub TV, talking about what Frank Martin is up against fighting the more experienced WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on June 15th.

Bradley’s statement that Martin lacks the experience to do the job against Tank Davis is accurate. What’s worrisome is that Martin was getting a boxing lesson in the first seven rounds of his last fight against Artem Harutyunyan last year, and he wasn’t able to get his offense in gear until the championship rounds, eight through twelve.

If Martin starts slow against Davis on Saturday night, he will be too far behind in the fight for him to have any shot at coming back. What could happen is Martin will be desperate by then, fighting recklessly, and Tank will take advantage of that by catching him with a big shot to score a late-round knockout.

Late Stoppage Prediction

“The later rounds, I worry about Frank, too, where you have a guy [Tank Davis] that is comfortable, and he doesn’t mind playing catch-up,” said Bradley. “See, that’s the thing. You don’t realize that. He’s an apex predator for a reason because he sets traps.”

Tank Davis may not need to play catch-up if Martin starts slowly like he did in his last fight against Harutyunyan. If Martin fights in the same way, Tank will be the one with the huge lead going into the later rounds, and Martin will be fighting like a wild man, leaving himself open for the huge countershots from the unbeaten WBA secondary champion.

“He’ll wait on you to make a mistake, and he’ll line you up for that shot, and he’ll finish you with one punch,” said Bradley about Tank. “I think Frank makes mistakes and he makes mistakes late, where you have a guy like Tank that can expose that.”

It would have been better if Frank Martin’s management had tested him against some of the talented contenders in the 135-lb division before throwing him in with the battle-tested Tank.

It seems like Martin’s promoters were in a hurry to get that cash-out fight for him without letting him get the experience to adequately prepare him for this kind of a giant step up in class. I would have liked to have seen Martin fight these guys before challenging Tank for his WBA strap:

– Abdullah Mason
– Floyd Schofield
– Edwin De Los Santos
– William Zepeda
– Raymond Muratalla
– Keyshawn Davis
– Mark Chamberlain

“As the fight goes on, all the hype around the fight, all those bright lights and just the presence of being in there with Tank, a guy that can punch you hard with both hands, it’s going to gas out Frank Martin. I say late stoppage from Tank,” said Bradley.

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