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Gervonta Davis vs Frank Martin betting and prediction

Gervonta Davis vs Frank Martin Preview June 15, 2024

Undefeated prospect Frank Martin of Detroit, Michigan, will face undefeated WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis of Baltimore, Maryland this Saturday, June 15. The 12-round bout between the southpaws will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada and can be seen live on Amazon Prime pay-per-view. Martin last fought in July when he defeated Artem Harutyunyan via a 12-round unanimous decision, while Davis last boxed in April last year when he stopped Ryan Garcia in the seventh round after dropping him in the second and seventh stanzas traps.

Davis vs Martin betting odds

Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).

  • Frank Martin +450
  • Gervonta Davis-700

My choice

29-year-old ‘Tank’ Davis was a National Golden Gloves Champion as an amateur in 2012 and enters the battle with a perfect score of 29-0 with 27 Ko’s. He has fought just 130 rounds since turning pro in 2013 due to his sheer punching power and his knockouts against Rolando Romero, Leo Santa Cruz, Ricardo Nunez, Jesus Cuellar, Hugo Ruiz, Jose Pedraza and Liam Walsh were all exceptional. The southpaw has the talent and strength to become a long-reigning champion if he can manage to carry himself outside the ring.

Davis currently has a knockout ratio of 93.1 percent, with the only two opponents to have taken him the distance as a pro being Germany’s Meraz when the pair played six rounds in 2014 and Isaac Cruz in December 2021. However, Davis managed still in to drop Meraz. in both the third and fifth rounds. Davis stopped Jose Pedraza in the seventh round for the IBF Junior Lightweight (Super Featherweight) title in January 2017 and defended it four months later in England when he stopped Liam Walsh in the third round. His first title reign came to an end in August 2017 against Francesco Fonseca, but when he failed to make weight.

However, he still fought and stopped Fonseca in the eighth round. He then won the WBA Junior Lightweight Belt against Jesus Cuellar in April 2018 and defended it against Hugo Ruiz and Ricardo Nunez. He won the vacant WBA Lightweight Belt in December 2019 when he stopped Yuriorkis Gamboa in the 12e round and defended it a year later against Leo Santa Cruz with a sixth-round stoppage before moving up in weight to stop Mario Barrios for the WBA Super Lightweight Title, which he eventually vacated to move back to lightweight. Davis stands just over 6 feet tall and has a reach of 24 inches.

The 29-year-old Martin climbs through the ropes with a perfect score of 18-0 with 12 Ko’s and has 94 rounds of experience to his name since his professional debut in 2017. Before that, he enjoyed a fine amateur career in which he reached the final of the Reaching the 2016 USA National Championship and winning the 2016 National Golden Gloves Tournament by Vergil Ortiz Jr. to beat in the final. In 2015 he also reached the semi-finals of the Golden Gloves.

Martin is 6 feet tall and has a reach of 68 inches, giving him a 2.5 inch height advantage over the champion. He has impressive power in his fists with a current knockout rate of 67 percent, but has gone the distance in three of his last five fights. He will be taking a big step forward in his class as he has yet to meet the elite of the lightweight division as he climbs up the rankings. His biggest wins were against Artem Harutyunyan, Jerry Perez, Ryan Kielczweski, Romero Duno, Jackson Marinez and Michel Rivera.

Prediction…

Both boxers have power and skill, but Davis is a level above Martin at this stage of their careers. Davis sometimes fights at his opponent’s level and often isn’t busy enough to dominate the proceedings. However, he usually catches his opponent with a few power shots, and when he does, the lights go out. Furthermore, Davis has certainly faced tougher opposition as a pro. It’s possible that Martin has enough energy to make a good start and win a few laps, and as long as he has a strong chin he can even go the distance. However, I’m giving Davis the edge here because of his strength and experience.

Davis has a decisive edge in power and experience.

Playing: Davis -700 @ BetOnline.ag

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