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Gervonta Davis and Vasyl Lomachenko to fight in November?

Publish Date: 06/24/2024
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

Frank Martin looked like a million bucks for three rounds against WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis. His jab was on point. He tattooed the favored Davis with combinations.

The ringside judges concurred.

We’ve seen this movie before. Leo Santa Cruz was boxing circles around Davis four years ago. Ryan Garcia did well early. Rolly Romero was holding his own.

Ultimately, it didn’t matter.

“He (Martin) put up a good four to five rounds,” said Davis, showing bruising under his right eye. “I was finding my range.”

Davis is a patient killer. He dissects and waits for the opening.

His pressure is intense and relentless. He’s the tiger — stalking his prey. He sets traps and gets closer by the minute.

“He had a decent jab and was moving a lot,” Davis said. “And I just had to break him down.”

Break him down, he did.

The ending was shocking but not surprising. Martin was fighting hard, but the storm was building. It was just a matter of time.

“I got caught with a shot that I didn’t see, one of those shots that comes from underneath, and it went from there,” Martin said.

Martin never saw the dynamic left uppercut Davis uncorked in round eight. The TNT exploded, leaving Martin a victim on the ropes, his face slack and eyes vacant. Davis wasted no time adding the coup de gras–a howitzer left cross that flattened the talented challenger.

Davis (30-0, 28 KOs) smiled when asked if his next fight would be against multiple-division champion Vasyl Lomachenko.

“Now we go back to the drawing board, and I want to fight all of them,” said Davis.

All of them include the talented Shakur Stevenson, but a fight against Lomachenko is intriguing.

Promoter Bob Arum revealed before the Martin-Davis fight that the match was in the works.

“Davis and Lomachenko is a bigger fight than Davis and Shakur, “Arum told “If Tank is available and Lomachenko having a good victory over Kambosos, that’s the fight everyone wants to see. Hopefully, we’ll put it together for sometime in November.”

“I think Loma is going to be more challenging,” Tim Bradley told Fighthype last week. “I think it’s the most guy cerebral guy Tank has been in the ring with.”

Cerebral, for sure. Older as well. Even Lomachenko has called himself an “old man.”

Lomachenko was in the ring last month against former lightweight champion George Kambosos, who implied that the Ukranian had lost his edge.

Lomachenko disagreed, reminding Kambosos he was still dangerous. The future Hall of Famer proved his point by pummeling Kambosos for nine rounds and stopping him.

So much for that.

Lomachenko has plenty left.

“He’s an A-level, even at 36,” added Bradley. ”He’s been in with everybody, and he’s been able to defuse everybody’s bombs.”

That he has, but Davis is not Kambosos. The tough man from Baltimore can box when he needs to. He’s a patient assassin who loves to counter. His left uppercut is destructive and mind-numbing.

Just ask Frank Martin.

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