Tank Davis Tells Frank Martin – ‘I’m In His Head’

June 8, 2024
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Tank Davis Tells Frank Martin - 'I'm In His Head'

Gervonta Davis feels he is in Frank Martin’s head following their face-off. 

Davis boxes Martin on June 15, his first bout since stopping Ryan Garcia last year. There is plenty of pressure on Davis since it is his first fight following his release from prison. He was arrested and served 44 days in jail for breaching the terms of his house arrest over a hit-and-run incident. He will also headline PBC’s third PPV on Amazon Prime Video.

During their kick-off presser, Davis showed some footage of him sparring with Martin. He showed Martin directly, as he appeared to show flaws in his game. When asked about the sparring, Martin stated he hurt Davis. While Davis acknowledged he got hit with a shot, he denied that it hurt him. The verbal exchanges occurred during the face-off, with Davis continuing his war of words even until the media interviews. Now that the dust has settled, he feels he has an advantage over Martin. 

Davis On Martin

“I got in his head a little bit. Yeah, he was a little intimidated, even his brother. The people that were with him looked intimidated. We got to see on June 15th if he’s really intimidated. I sparred him before at the Mayweather gym. Nothing really personal. It was just two young guys that was trying to make something out of nothing.

“They don’t know until they get in there and wind up doing it, and it happens. They get caught, and they’re like, ‘Damn, I made a mistake.’ They don’t know that I set a trap the whole time. He has the craft. It depends if I want him to be the boxer. That’s what makes me great. What makes me so great is I can make a fighter do what I want to do inside the ring. When he starts doing it, that’s when I can pick him apart,” Davis said 

Martin’s Chances

Both fighters are undefeated, meaning one fighter will have a flawless record. Davis has never fought someone as skilled as Martin. Frank has good defense, while his southpaw stance will give Tank something to consider. Martin, meanwhile, has never fought on this level. His mentality has been questioned after he alleged that he was to blame for the Shakur Stevenson fight not happening.

He was in talks for what would have been a vacant WBC Lightweight Title clash. Just when a fight appeared close, talks broke down after Shakur stated Martin wanted 50-50. The perception was that he ducked Shakur by demanding an unrealistic figure. Stevenson is a three-weight champion, meaning he should get the bigger share. Meanwhile, Martin has not won a world title, showing he may have priced himself out. But by beating Davis, he can shut down those narratives that he is not an elite fighter. Robert Garcia backed Martin to test Davis. 

“I think Martin is going to put up a great fight. He’s a great fighter. Probably to date, and I’m thinking about the other opponents Tank has had, this is probably the toughest….Frank Martin’s first time ever in a big fight like that. That might play a big role. He has an experienced trainer that has been there before That should help. I think it’s going to be a very competitive fight,” Garcia stated 


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