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Gervonta Davis Stuns Frank Martin with Explosive 8th-Round Knockout


Gervonta Davis Stuns Frank Martin
Gervonta Davis vs. Frank Martin


Gervonta “Tank” Davis made a triumphant return to the ring, delivering a spectacular knockout to defeat Frank Martin in the eighth round. Despite a slow start, Davis ended the fight with a bang, showcasing his power and precision.


After a 15-month hiatus, Davis initially seemed to struggle, allowing Martin to take the lead on the scorecards. However, this was part of Davis’ strategy. He waited for Martin to tire before trapping him against the ropes and unleashing his most powerful punches.


The decisive moment came when Martin backed into a corner, and Davis capitalized with a massive uppercut that stunned the Detroit native. Moments later, Davis landed a brutal left hand that sent Martin crashing to the canvas, unable to beat the 10 count.


Celebrating his knockout victory, Davis climbed to the top rope and performed a backward flip, reminiscent of his win against Ryan Garcia in April 2023.


“I’m back,” Davis declared afterward. “A couple rounds, I felt like I didn’t warm up completely like I wanted to. It’s OK, no excuses. His footwork wasn’t bothering me. I knew he was going to tire down. I was just standing there, being a target for him just so he could tire himself out. Once he tired himself out, I started picking him apart.”


Davis’ assessment accurately reflected the fight's progression. In the early rounds, Martin stayed active and threw more punches, gaining an advantage on the scorecards. However, his punches lacked power, and he couldn't inflict any significant damage on Davis.


Martin did manage to land a shot that caused noticeable swelling on Davis' face, but “Tank” remained unfazed and continued to press forward. By the fifth round, Davis had shifted gears, becoming more aggressive and launching powerful attacks. Martin's repeated retreats into the corner gave Davis ample opportunities to deliver punishing combinations.


Like a lumberjack chopping down a tree, Davis patiently chipped away at Martin, waiting for the perfect moment to deliver the knockout blow. That moment arrived in the eighth round when Davis, with ruthless precision, backed Martin into a corner and unleashed a devastating left uppercut. Martin’s head snapped back, leaving him dazed, and a follow-up left hand ended the fight.


With this victory, Davis improved his record to 30-0, with 28 knockouts. This win sets the stage for potential high-profile matchups against fighters like Vasyl Lomachenko and Shakur Stevenson. For now, Davis remains focused on refining his skills and staying ready for any challenger.


“Most importantly, I want to get back to the drawing board,” Davis said. “Get back in the gym and stay focused. I felt that I was a little rusty, but all them guys is on my radar.”

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