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Lamar Jackson, Trae Younger, Extra React to Gervonta Davis’ Gorgeous KO of Frank Martin

Timothy Rapp @@TRappaRT Featured Columnist IV June 16, 2024 Steve Marcus/Getty Images Gervonta Davis weathered the Frank Martin storm early in their fight on Saturday night. When the eighth round rolled in, he brought the thunder. The boxing star flattened Martin with a huge left uppercut, followed by an even nastier left hook, to retain

Lamar Jackson, Trae Younger, Extra React to Gervonta Davis’ Gorgeous KO of Frank Martin

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVJune 16, 2024

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 15: WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis poses with referee Harvey Dock after defeating  Frank Martin in a title defense at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 15, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Davis retained his title with an eighth-round knockout. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

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Gervonta Davis weathered the Frank Martin storm early of their combat on Saturday night time. When the eighth spherical rolled in, he introduced the thunder.

The boxing star flattened Martin with an enormous left uppercut, adopted by a good nastier left hook, to retain his WBA light-weight title and transfer to 30-0 in his profession with 28 knockouts.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

GERVONTA DAVIS KO FRANK MARTIN THE 8TH ROUND 🤯😱

(through @premierboxing) pic.twitter.com/hyBNFOsNo8

It was an enormous, vicious end, and stars from across the sporting world have been shocked by the efficiency:

Lamar Jackson @Lj_era8

Tank CBFW😤

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Trae Younger @TheTraeYoung

Tank been totally different dawg.. fast f’n with him😂😂💯

Tyrese Maxey @TyreseMaxey

Undoubtedly value staying up Till 6 am for!!! RESPECT!

🦅MaddMaxx🦅 @CrosbyMaxx

KING OF BOXING!!!! TANK MF DAVIS 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 @Gervontaa

Saquon Barkley @saquon

Tank actually like that !!

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Ja Morant @JaMorant

🐐 tank

Kyler Murray @K1

OMG… sleeeeeep! Tank is ridiculous dawg…🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

Le’Veon Bell @LeVeonBell

TANKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK DID IT AGAIN

SAUCE GARDNER @iamSauceGardner

DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.. GGs

Odell Beckham Jr @obj

SHOOOOOWWWTIMMMMEEE

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Jalen Ramsey @jalenramsey

Yep! Tank did it once more! It is over! OH MY GOD!

Deebo @19problemz

Welpp!!!!!

Chad Johnson @ochocinco

Holy shit wtf 😱

Melo @MELOD1P

naw tank a fooooool 💀💀💯💯💯💯gawh damnnnn

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It was the type of punch, and general outing, that served as a reminder of why Davis stays on pound-for-pound lists as the most effective boxers within the sport, even after a 12 months layoff. Actually, he greater than earned his “Tank” nickname but once more.

He began gradual, and Martin arguably took the primary three rounds, however Davis took management from there, commonly stalking him into the corners.

“I used to be rusty however it was OK as a result of I am again,” Davis told reporters after the combat. “A few rounds, I felt like I utterly wanted a warmup however its OK. His footwork wasn’t bothering me. I knew he would tire out. That is why we determined to only stand there and be a goal for him so he might tire himself out [throwing punches].”

The plan labored. In the long run, it was Martin who was actually the goal, crumpled on the canvas like a clay pigeon shot out of the sky.

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