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KO Props! 5 Ways to Bet on ‘Tank’ Davis vs Frank Martin Bout

Many are speculating how one of boxing’s biggest superstars, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, could be biting off more than he can chew this weekend when he defends his lightweight title versus a menacing southpaw, Frank Martin.

Davis holds a 29-0 record with 29 knockouts, giving him one of the sport’s most impressive highlight reels. However, Detroit’s Martin also holds an unbeaten record, with 12 of his 18 fights ending via KO, and he’s looking to make his name known by defying the underdog boxing odds and shocking the world.

KO Props! 5 Ways to Bet on ‘Tank’ Davis vs Frank Martin Bout
Gervonta Davis in the green and purple trunks | Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

 

Tank vs Martin Match Information

  • Date & Time: Saturday, June. 15, 2024 – 08:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Promotion: TGB Promotions
  • Scheduled Bouts: 11
  • Tank vs Martin Live Stream: Box Live
  • Main Event Bout: Gervonta Davis vs. Frank Martin
  • Co-Main Event Bout: David Benavidez vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk

 

Tank vs Martin Betting Odds 

 

‘Tank’ Time: Gervonta Davis Aims for Another KO Victory

There haven’t been many championship-holding fighters with a 93.1% knockout rate and an undefeated record in the sport of boxing, but Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis can proudly claim this title. Twenty-seven of his 29 opponents have wilted to his eye-watering power, as ‘Tank’ truly lives up to the nickname by delivering artillery-like force in the ring.

For extra lure around his in-ring presence, know that he’s only 29 years old and has arguably yet to reach his prime. Saturday sees him back in action following a seventh-round knockout over Ryan Garcia. While it’s been a year-long wait to see him return, many expect the Baltimore representative to do what he does best: make light work and retain his WBA lightweight strap.

 

Frank Martin: Too Much, Too Soon?

He might be a significant underdog at +450 betting odds, but the 18-0 record of Frank Martin didn’t accumulate such an impressive streak by failing to live up to the hype. His most noteworthy victory to date was against a fellow undefeated prospect, Michel Rivera (25-1-0), and with 12 of his pro bouts ending via KO/TKO, he possesses some sneaky power of his own.

The storyline surrounding Martin is whether or not a fight with ‘Tank’ is too much, too soon… After all, it’ll be his first bout at an elite level, and we all know the sportsbook only has one winner in mind. Spoiler alert: it isn’t Martin.

 

‘I’m Gonna Whoop His Ass,’ says Frank Martin

Some would call it unprofessional, but ‘Tank’ was a Grand arrival no-show yesterday. However, Martin wasn’t, and he didn’t mince his words when discussing the previously recorded footage of him sparring with Davis at the Mayweather gym:

That was just sparring. We’ve got a fight Saturday, and I’m gonna whoop his ass. The sparring doesn’t matter. That was years ago. We got Saturday to show who’s who.”

 

‘Tank’ Davis vs Martin: The Tale of the Tape

Davis
Martin
USA
Country
USA
29
Age
29
29-0-0
Pro Record
18-0-0
27
KOs
12
5’5”
Height
5’8”
67.5”
Reach
68”
W/W/W/W/W
Win/Loss (Last 5)
W/W/W/W/W
WBA Lightweight
Championship Titles
-
Southpaw
Stance
Southpaw
420 days
Inactivity
336 days
11 years
Pro
6 years

 

Davis vs Martin: Skillset Analysis

Don’t be surprised when Davis seems to be losing the first half of the fight. We’ve seen this story over and over, but it’s a testament to his ring intelligence because he always makes the correct adjustments. He loves to play possum before downloading his opponent’s data to come on strong late in his bouts.

Of course, the power advantage has the ‘Tanks’ name written all over; it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that. However, it isn’t the only reason he’s claimed championship status because, without his elite ability to read the opposition, the almost perfect distance he gauges wouldn’t alongside the perfect shot selections he makes as fights go deeper.

Both fighters are explosive, and with southpaws, that can sometimes lead to awkward fights as neither man wants to engage. However, the sparring session revealed some headlocks and holding, so don’t be surprised if we get periods of inactivity.

Expect a safe style from Martin, which could succeed in the early goings. Unlike Davis, he throws in volumes – threes and fours – and should pass the eye test by staying busy, but it’s doubtful that he’ll pull the trigger on this opportune moment for a knockout as he’ll be cautious of the backlash.

 

  • Davis has never lost a professional boxing bout.
  • Martin has never lost a professional boxing bout.
  • Martin has gone the distance

 

‘Tank’ Davis vs Martin From a Betting Perspective

With my expectation that Martin will be successful in the first six rounds, don’t let this fool you and begin backing the underdog moneyline. For me, Davis is too smart to let this opponent slip through and make a name off his name, and as we’ve witnessed on many occasions, the second half of the bout will be all ‘Tank.’

When I look at this fight, I see too many factors favoring Davis: Those uppercuts through the middle are going to come on strong in the championship rounds, alongside Martin’s glaring weakness, which has been body shots, as evidenced in the Artem Harutyunyan contest.

That said, give me the over 9 ½ rounds at -125 for sportsbook betting value. Davis takes the dub, and I do expect a stoppage, but it won’t arrive until rounds 11 or 12. Unlike past bouts, Martin will be overly cautious of the power shots, and holding will give him some extra time.

My Best Bet: Over 9½ Rounds (-125)

 

‘Tank’ and Martin: Crystal Ball Betting Predictions

In this WBA lightweight championship bout, a quick rub of my crystal ball reveals that ‘Tank’ Davis will surrender the first half of the fight before coming on strong in the championship rounds to score a round 11 KO/TKO.

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Potential Bets from a Davis Win by Round 11 KO/TKO:

  • Davis Moneyline [-700]
  • Over 9 ½ Rounds [-125]
  • Davis To Win By KO/TKO [-180]
  • Davis to Win in Rounds 10-12 [+330]
  • Fight To Go The Distance/No [-225]

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Where can I watch Gervonta Davis vs Frank Martin?


The ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Frank Martin bout for the WBA lightweight title will be streamed live on Prime Video pay-per-view following the co-main event between David Benavidez and Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

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