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Frank Martin: Undefeated Boxer on fight with Gervonta “Tank” Davis in lightweight title bout, pulling off the upset, reveals details of past sparring w/ Tank, advice from Floyd Mayweather & pressures of being underdog on June 15th at MGM Las Vegas

June 11, 2024


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No greater event than one of sport and today we are talking a real live David vs Goliath title bout as we chat with the man who knows he’s the underdog but believes he’s built for this moment. Undefeated Boxer Frank Martin looks to become the new WBA Lightweight World Champion pulling off the upset win over Boxing’s best and biggest star, Gervonta “Tank” Davis on June 15th at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.

In partnership with Fanatics, The Pivot Podcast shares an exclusive conversation as Ryan, Channing, and Fred sit down with Frank “The Ghost” Martin as he prepares to step in the ring with Tank Davis, 29-0 and 27 KOs. Both undefeated talents in their own right, Martin opens up about being an underdog, his anticipations for the showdown, and the pivotal moments that shaped his journey to the ring.

Despite boasting a perfect record of 18-0, Martin remains criminally underrated within his division, a fact he confronts head-on as he discusses his mindset approaching what is undeniably the pinnacle of his career. Delving into the origins of his nickname “The Ghost,” Martin dissects the nuances of his fighting style and its potential and favorable impact when he faces Davis, Alluding to the last time the two fighters met in Vegas, a few years ago in a sparring match at The Mayweather Boxing Gym, Martin reveals what really transpired that day and how the man himself, Floyd Mayweather, pulled the two fighters apart after several grueling rounds. 

Martin shares with Ryan, Channing and Fred the advice Mayweather has given him over the years and the one key piece he has kept at the forefront of his training, work when your opponent is resting and become mentally strong not just physically. Addressing the false narratives from the press conference and the trash talk spewed from his opponent, Martin turns the words into motivation and confidently tells the guys, “people think they know who I am and what I’m capable of, but have no idea, but soon they will see who Frank Martin really is.”

Calling the city of Detroit home, Martin’s upbringing created his resilient mindset and unique athleticism, qualities that have raised his current status to become one of the sport’s top talents and he explains how working with renowned boxing trainer, Derrick James, has edged even more, increasing his speed and athleticism to a level unlike anything Tank has experienced before.

Martin says this moment is more than just a fight, it’s for all the people who felt lost, misguided and not good enough, to know the good guy does win sometimes and this night is about the underdog. 

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