Frank Martin: Errol Spence Jr might stop Terence Crawford

Ahead of his upcoming fight this Saturday, lightweight Frank “The Ghost” Martin, who is a training partner of Errol Spence Jr., detailed his thoughts on Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford, which takes place on Saturday, July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Even though Martin will be fighting this weekend, many were eager to get first-hand information about Spence's training camp, from not just a training partner, but also Martin's promoter, as Errol Spence Jr., promotes Martin via his Man Down Promotions. 

Martin who will face Olympic bronze medalist Artem Harutyunyan in a WBC Lightweight title eliminator bout on Showtime, this Saturday, January 15th from The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, views his fight as a successful stretch for Derrick James' [the coach of Spence, Martin, Jermell Charlo, Anthony Joshua, and Ryan Garcia] fighters.

"I feel [the power] is going to play a big factor," said Frank Martin to Fight Hub TV after the Thursday press conference. "I feel they both have is not all about the power that Errol got. He knows how to use it, and what to do with it. That's the difference." 

When pressed Martin confided that the bout could go either way with Spence either winning a decision or stopping Crawford, but Martin is starting to believe that Spence will stop Crawford. As Martin doesn't see the fight as competitive as the world might.

"It is looking like [from training camp] it might be a stoppage," said Martin when asked if Spence would win by decision or by knockout. "A one-sided [expletive] whooping." 

As for his own fight this Saturday on Showtime, Martin is looking to emerge as a true player in the division, someone to be mentioned up there with Golden Boy Promotions' William Zepeda, and Top Rank Inc's Shakur Stevenson, as top contenders in the division eager for a title shot. For Martin, he is headlining a Showtime Championship Boxing card and is eager to make a statement to stand out in a lightweight division packed with talent that currently sees all the belts at the time being held by one, Devin Haney. 

"I am going to show the fans a lot this fight," said Martin. "There is so much I haven't even shown. You know, and I am a much better fighter than I was a year ago. I am a much better fighter than I was in my last fight. So I just keep growing as a fighter and getting better."