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Gervonta Davis KOs Frank Martin in eighth Spherical of Boxing Combat to Retain WBA Title

Doric Sam June 16, 2024 Set Number: X164350 TK1 Gervonta “Tank” Davis made his triumphant return on Saturday, defeating Frank Martin with a vicious eighth-round knockout in the main event of PBC Fight Night to retain his WBA lightweight title. Premier Boxing Champions @premierboxing THE RETURN OF TANK DAVIS ‼️🦍🌪️ #TankMartin pic.twitter.com/GqaDDFNxd0 Saturday’s fight ended

Gervonta Davis KOs Frank Martin in eighth Spherical of Boxing Combat to Retain WBA Title

Doric SamJune 16, 2024

Boxing: Gervonta Davis in action, throws a punch  Ryan Garcia during fight at T-Mobile Arena. 
Las Vegas, NV 4/22/2023 
CREDIT: Erick W. Rasco (Photo by Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) 
(Set Number: X164350 TK1)

Set Quantity: X164350 TK1

Gervonta “Tank” Davis made his triumphant return on Saturday, defeating Frank Martin with a vicious eighth-round knockout in the principle occasion of PBC Combat Evening to retain his WBA light-weight title.

Premier Boxing Champions @premierboxing

THE RETURN OF TANK DAVIS ‼️🦍🌪️ #TankMartin pic.twitter.com/GqaDDFNxd0

Saturday’s battle ended a 14-month layoff for Davis, who’s now 30-0 with 28 KOs and final competed towards Ryan Garcia in April 2023. He’s the primary boxer to defeat Martin, who fell to 18-1 (12 KOs).

The momentum Davis had from his seventh-round knockout victory over Garcia instantly got here to a halt when a choose dominated that he violated the phrases of his home arrest and needed to serve a 44-day sentence in a Baltimore jail. He was launched on July 14, although he remained on three years’ probation and needed to serve 200 hours of group service.

Whereas he was out of the ring, Davis remained related by buying and selling barbs on-line with among the prime fighters within the recreation like Shakur Stevenson, Errol Spence Jr. and even his former promoter, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Nevertheless, the self-proclaimed “face of boxing” proved that he is nonetheless the most effective on this planet along with his efficiency towards Martin on Saturday.

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Followers are actually hoping they will not have to attend one other 14 months to see Davis again within the ring. Following his victory, the 29-year-old has a slew of choices in entrance of him.

Matchups towards Stevenson, Devin Haney or Vasiliy Lomachenko would absolutely take a look at Davis’ expertise and fulfill the urge for food of followers hungry for giant fights. A rematch with Garcia would even be on the desk following his upset win over Haney earlier this yr.

All of it makes for an intriguing future for Davis as he continues to get again on monitor following his prolonged layoff.

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