WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta Davis vs. Frank Martin is official for June 15th in a PBC event on Prime PPV. The action kicks off at 8 PM ET / 1 AM UK Time, and the main event floats around 11 PM ET (4 am UK), depending on how long the undercard fights drag on.

Interestingly, Tank turned down a massive $10 million offer by promoter Eddie Hearn to fight Conor Benn next. Hearn said that Tank could have made $25 million for that fight, and he wishes Gervonta luck making similar money fighting Frank Martin.

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Davis Looks to Continue Dominance

Tank Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) will be coming off a 14-month layoff since his last fight against Ryan Garcia last April. Davis has had legal problems and the general casualness you see from fighters after they make a load of dough, which wrecks their ambition.

Martin (18-0, 12 KOs) is a decent opponent for Tank Davis. He’s not great, but he’s not as poor as many of the fighters the Baltimore native has fought during his pro career.

You’d like to have seen Gervonta fight one of the talented fighters in the lightweight division, like Andy Cruz, Abullah Mason or Shakur Stevenson instead Martin, who barely beat Artem Harutyunyan in his last fight in July.

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If PBC hopes Tank vs. ‘The Ghost’ Martin will bring in many PPV buys on Amazon Prime pay-per-view, they could be disappointed. There’s no demand from boxing fans to see Tank Davis fight Martin.

People want to see Tank Davis fight one of these fighters:

  • Vasily Lomachenko
  • Devin Haney
  • Teofimo Lopez
  • Shakur Stevenson
  • William Zepeda
  • Raymond Muratalla
  • Abdullah Mason
  • Andy Cruz
  • Keyshawn Davis
  • Floyd Schofield

Martin: Stay-busy Fight for Tank

The 29-year-old Frank Martin will give Tank Davis some rounds, but he’ll fold once Gervonta puts the heat on him like in his sparring video with Haney. Martin’s last opponent, Artem Harutyunyan, was giving him grief through seven rounds until fading in the last five, allowing Frank to come on to pull out a 12-round decision victory.

Key Fight Information:

  • Date: Saturday, June 15
  • USA Start Time: 8 PM ET
  • UK Start Time: 1 AM (Sunday)
  • Streaming: Prime Video PPV or live on PPV.com
  • Main Event Ringwalks (Approx.): 11 PM ET / 4 AM UK Time
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

Gervonta Davis – Frank Martin fight card

  • Gervonta Davis vs. Frank Martin; For Davis’ WBA lightweight belt
  • David Benavidez vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk; WBC interim light heavyweight belt
  • Gary Antuanne Russell vs. Alberto Puello; WBC interim super lightweight belt
  • Carlos Adames vs. Terrell Gausha; WBC middleweight belt
  • Mark Magsayo vs. Eduardo Ramirez; Super featherweight
  • Romain Villa vs. Ricardo Salas Rodriguez; Welterweight
  • Elijah Garcia vs. Kyrone Davis; Middleweight
  • Daniel Blancas vs. Aro Schwartz; Super middleweight
  • Justin Viloria vs. Angelo Antonio Contreras; Super featherweight
  • Kevin Ayala vs. Jimmy Delgadillo; Featherweight
  • Stacey Selby vs. Kevin Walker; Super lightweight
  • Mia Ellis vs. Margaret Whitmore; Super featherweight
  • Brayan Gonzalez vs. James Mulder; Super bantamweight
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Last Updated on 06/11/2024

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