Frank Martin says he stops Loma, will have good fights with Tank and Shakur

Lightweight contender Frank Martin is one of the fighters pegged to be a break-out sensation in the lightweight division. Recently he picked up a narrow win on July 15th, over previously undefeated Artem Harutyunyan.

Martin very casually told ESNews prior to his weigh-in that fight some of his thoughts on the best fighters in the division. Martin, a very reserved fighter, used his words like well-placed punches in a prizefighter as he didn't overuse them, but conveyed his message effectively. 

“Knockout,” Martin stated calmly to ESNEWS about the result of a fight between himself and Lomachenko. “Me knocking him out.”

Martin has successfully emerged as a top fighter under the Premier Boxing Champions umbrella of fighters and is the most marquee fighter promoted by Errol Spence Jr.'s Man Down Promotions. As Martin has handed Michel Rivera, the first loss of his career in a one-sided fight that saw Martin drop Rivera, a top prospect, in a star-making performance. Since then, Martin has returned once in a WBC lightweight eliminator bout, to defeat Harutyuyan in which his power in the later rounds seemed to be the difference. Martin dropped Harutyuyan in the twelfth and final round as he overwhelmed the talented boxer in the second half of the fight. 

The current number-one contender for the WBC lightweight world title is Shakur Stevenson, and the number-two ranked fighter in the division is Vasiliy Lomachenkko. If Haney moves up to junior welterweight to face Regis Prograis, we could see Stevenson versus Lomachenko for the WBO and WBC vacant lightweight world titles. Martin gave his thoughts on a fight with Stevenson.

"That might happen [a fight between Martin and Shakur Stevenson]," furthered Martin. "That could happen probably at the end of the year...[that'd] be a good fight."

 As everybody knows the cash cow in the division is Gervonta Davis. Anyone of note and around the weights that Davis fights at is eager to land that fight. Martin welcomed that fight as one that he would like to take in the future. 

"[a fight against Gervonta 'Tank' Davis would be] a good fight," said Martin. "Free Tank, man [at the time of this video Davis was serving time, he has since been released], even though we got to fight."

 It is rather clear that over the next few years, Martin will get a few big chances to make an impression on the fight world, and he is currently waiting on his moment against a big-name opponent to prove himself, at the highest level of the sport.