“The fight is already won mentally” against Tank Davis

Contender Frank Martin believes he has already beaten WBA “regular” lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis ahead of their June 15 fight in Las Vegas.

Martin (18-0, 12 KO) and Tank Davis (29-0, 27 KO) met today for their first press conference to begin promoting their fight next month on Amazon Prime Video PPV at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. .

The two fighters have fought together in the past and Gervonta reportedly got the better of Martin. However, Martin considers it just a fight, saying that sometimes fighters have bad days. It’s unclear how bad a day Martin had against Tank, but it doesn’t seem like it went well for him.

Martin’s state of mind

“Mentally I feel like the fight is already won because I’m doing everything I need to do,” Frank Martin told Fight Hub TV about his belief that he’s already beaten Gervonta Davis in his mind .

“I break it down, I study it. The game plan is crazy. A lot of the guys he works with aren’t like me. They’re not like me,” Martin continued. “The game plan that we have, we’re going to go out there and capitalize on the game plan, I think it’s going to be a crazy night.”

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Martin is going to have to box Tank Davis because he won’t win a slugging match because he hits too hard and will take advantage of his leaky defense.

“I think you’re all going to see a pullback. In his [Gervonta] The last five fights, it’s either really close or he’s getting beat by guys, and then boom, he lands this big shot. A lot of them are not me,” Martin said.

Exciting undercard

The PBC card is an interesting one, with David Benavidez moving up from super middleweight to fight former WBC light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk in the chief supporting bout for the World Boxing Council interim 175-pound title.

It was interesting to see Benavidez being the smaller player in his matchup with Gvozdyk today. Benavidez looked slimmer than muscular former WBC champion Gvozdyk.

What Benavidez has in his favor is that Gvozdyk, 37, was retired for four years following his tenth-round knockout loss to Artur Beterbiev in 2019, and he has only fought three times since his return in 2023, defeating several low-level opponents. .

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