Frank Martin Cautions ‘People Are Going To See The Unexpected’ When He Fights Gervonta Davis

Though Frank Martin versus Gervonta Davis has not been confirmed, Martin last week did nothing to cool the rumors during Ryan Garcia’s public workout in Dallas. 

There has been long-term speculation that the WBA lightweight world champion Davis will next fight Martin on Saturday, June 22, on Prime Video PPV. 

Martin, 18-0 (12 KOs), a gym-mate of Garcia – who trains with Derrick James in Dallas, Texas – appeared at the gym during Garcia’s workout and the No. 2 contender for the lightweight world title held by Davis, 29-0 (27 KOs) hasn’t fought since last July, when he won a unanimous decision over Artem Harutyunyan. 

Since that bout, Martin more rumors implied that he would face Shakur Stevenson, but the fight fell through. Now, the 29-year-old known as “The Ghost” could be getting a fight against one of boxing’s brightest stars in 29-year-old Davis. 

“A lot of people are going to see the unexpected,” Martin said to FightHub TV. “Everybody knows who Tank [Gervonta Davis] is – he is a star. A lot of people don’t really know who I am in the boxing world.”

Martin views the potential fight as an opportunity and, with a nod to a rehydration clause that Garcia apparently suffered from when he fought Tank last April, Martin would not have to agree to the same terms.

Martin confirmed: “No rehydration clause or catchweight”, with a nodding approval, implying that it would be a standard lightweight bout. 

“It is one of my opportunities for me to wake the world up,” added Martin. 

Davis has not boxed since last April, when he knocked out Garcia in the seventh-round of their PPV hit. 

Davis was sentenced to 90 days of house arrest as well as three years of probation after the fight, stemming from a Baltimore hit-and-run case. On June 1, 2023, Davis was deemed to have violated the terms of his house arrest and ordered to fulfil the remainder of his sentence behind bars and was released 44 days later – but he has yet to have a fight announced. 

Martin made it clear that he has started preparation to face Davis, who is one of the biggest stars in the sport.