Frank Martin wants to prove his many doubters wrong this Saturday night when he faces WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta Davis.

Martin (18-0, 12 KOs) is irritated about fans viewing him as having no chance of defeating the unbeaten favorite Tank Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) in the main event on PBC on Prime Video pay-per-view at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Fans doubt Martin, 29, because of his last performance against Artem Harutyunyan, in which he had to fight tooth and nail to pull out a decision last year.

Martin was exposed in that fight and was lucky that the 33-year-old ran out of gas down the stretch. The good news for Martin is Tank Davis doesn’t possess the same boxing skills as Harutyunyan because he would be in trouble if he had that kind of ability.

What Tank does have is power in abundance, enough to bail him out if he falls behind early. If Martin can get off to an early lead, he will need to be careful in the second half of the fight when Tank Davis goes all out for the knockout, as he always does.

Doubters Fuel Martin’s Fire

“They don’t know what I got for him. They just know off of the few fights that they’ve seen. They don’t even know what’s in my arsenal or the punch that I pack,” said Frank Martin to Fighthype about the fans that doubt him for his fight this Saturday night against WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta Davis at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

It’s a good thing that fans are doubting Martin because he has zero pressure on him in this fight. If Martin can pull off the upset of Tank, he can get the last laugh and gloat afterward. I don’t know that he can.

Tank is fighting at such a high level now that Martin may need a minor miracle to win this fight, and he hasn’t shown the kind of ability during his career that suggests he’ll win.

“Everybody has their own fighting style. If I want to get a guy up out of there, I can get them out of there,” said Martin. “If I want to box, I can do that too. This fight is going to be based off of what’s presented in the ring come fight night.”

Unfrotunately, Martin’s resume is rather limited in terms of quality wins, but he’s beaten a couple of decent fighters. Martin’s best victories:

– Michel Rivera
– Artem Harutyunyan
– Jackson Marinez
– Ryan Kielczweski
– Romero Duno

“It seems like there was a lot of noise as far as distractions. I have put myself in a mental spot where nothing was going to distract me,” said Martin. “I know what this is about, throwing a guy off. Honestly, none of the noise that’s been going on is going to affect me when it comes to this fight right here.”

A New Face in the 135 Division

“You’re going to see a new face in the 135 division. Y’all going to see an explosive fight. I’m not one of the guys that are coming to lay down. You’re going to see a dominant performance from Frank Martin come fight night,” said Martin.

If Martin wins, he will still need to prove himself in the rematch with Tank, and there are many other top guys at 135 who will be difficult, if not impossible, for him to defeat.

Given Tank’s marginal resume, we don’t know how good he is because he ws matched against lesser opposition during his many years being promoted by Mayweather Promotions.

Martin is the first decent guy on Tank’s resume, so even if Frank wins, it doesn’t mean that he’s the new face in the lightweight division; it just means he beat a fighter with a fluff record that was created by Mayweather Promotions to be a money-maker for them.

“There’s no laying down. Everybody keeps asking me, ‘Are you going to take a dive?’ I’m not one of them. What you’re going to get from me is a true fighter who is coming out to win. I’m coming to get that W. So, tune in on June 15th,” said Martin.

As you can see, Martin has a bit of a chip on his shoulder right now. He is upset at the many fans who question whether he’s coming to win or just going through the motions for the paycheck.

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