Gervonta Davis to fight Frank Martin for WBA lightweight

Gervonta Davis is set to defend his sole WBA lightweight championship for the first time, agreeing to face Frank Martin this spring. The bout is anticipated to headline Premier Boxing Champions on Amazon Prime Video's pay-per-view platform. Davis, boasting a record of 29 wins, no losses, and 27 knockouts, had a remarkable start in 2023, swiftly defeating Hector Garcia and Ryan Garcia within 3.5 months. However, his momentum was abruptly halted by self-inflicted setbacks following his April victory over Garcia, a fight that garnered over 1 million PPV buys and more than $22 million in gate receipts. Legal issues forced the 29-year-old Baltimore native into a temporary hiatus. On the other hand, Martin, with an 18-0 record and 12 knockouts, had a promising 2022 with three consecutive victories. Nevertheless, his momentum faltered in his sole bout of 2023, a WBC eliminator against Artem Harutyunyan where he faced unexpected difficulties. As a result, Martin opted out of a guaranteed title shot against Shakur Stevenson.

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