Davis Tries To Intimidate Martin At Tense Final Presser

Gervonta Davis had an intense face-off with Frank Martin during their final press conference ahead of their June 15 clash. 

Davis makes the first defense of his WBA Lightweight Belt after becoming the full champion once Devin Haney vacated and moved up to 140. Tank has been absent from the ring for 14 months since his stoppage victory against Ryan Garcia last year. Davis spent 44 days behind bars for violating the terms of his house arrest over a hit-and-run incident.

Martin could win his first world title. He is 18-0, with a slick southpaw boxing style. He will have to improve considerably from his last fight. He came through a unanimous decision win against Artem Harutyunyan after his opponent took a knee in the last round.

Davis and Martin have sparred with each other with conflicting narratives. Davis admitted Martin caught him, but he denied being badly hurt. Errol Spence Jr. was also in attendance to support Martin, who is signed to his management company. The war of words continued, with a fiery face-off as Davis motioned to punch, forcing Martin to react.

Davis was also asked about Saudi Arabia’s plans for creating a boxing league. According to reports, the Saudis plan to work with Matchroom Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions in a $4-5 billion deal. This will create the biggest fights via the Saudi Public Investment Fund, as they will retain a minority stake. It is seen as an alternative to the four governing bodies: the IBF, WBA, WBC, and WBO. And yet, Davis cannot see it happening due to the various competing interests. 

“That would never happen because everybody don’t agree; everybody are not on the same page. That would of been happen,” Davis said 


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