Gervonta Davis Reacts as Errol Spence Jr. Sides With Frank Martin Amid Potential Fight Rumors

Published 03/01/2024, 11:18 PM EST

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Is Gervonta Davis, now Abdul Wahid after converting to Islam, underestimating Frank Martin whom ‘Tank’ is rumored to face in June this year? Well, given Davis’ resume in the sport, the popular opinion is that Gervonta will easily bear down Martin. However, Errol Spence Jr., who signed ‘The Ghost’ in 2020, has his faith in Frank. But, in this regard, when Spence Jr. publicly announced his support for Martin, Davis ridiculed it.

While it’s debatable whether or not Davis is underestimating Martin, ‘Tank’ is certainly confident about his success against ‘The Ghost’. Therefore, Davis indirectly questioned Martin’s skills. But, on the other hand, Derrick James revealed Martin was working hard for the fight.

Gervonta Davis cringes as Errol Spence Jr. upholds Frank Martin


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Ahead of the fight against Hector Luis Garcia in January last year, Gervonta Davis’ name was linked with Frank Martin’s. On that note, being Martin’s promoter since 2020, Errol Spence Jr. sided with Martin’s abilities. However, Davis, who earlier sparred with Martin, cautioned Spence Jr. by saying, “Errol better watch out. He’ll get his fighter [Frank Martin] hurt bad like I did before.” But, now that Davis and Martin are being placed on the same page again, Spence Jr. upheld ‘The Ghost’ one more time.

Taking to X, ‘The Truth’ declared, “I’m team me & whoever signed with me which is team Frank Martin…” However, ‘Tank’ Davis was not pleased with Spence’s tweet. Therefore, he replied with a photo that looked like Spence Jr. made ‘Tank’ cringe. And although Davis soon deleted his response, Michael Benson managed to get a screenshot of the same in time.


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While Gervonta Davis and Spence Jr. had their moments on X, Derrick James told the media that Frank Martin was training with his heart out for the Davis fight.

For Team Martin, the fight against Davis is a “big deal”

Since Frank Martin has sparred with Gervonta Davis in the past, ‘The Ghost’ is aware of Davis’ abilities. For example, ahead of Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz, when FightHype interviewed Martin, ‘The Ghost’ meditated on “good experience” with Davis. According to Frank, Davis is sharp, holds his own, and fights like a “beast“. However, Martin also claimed that Davis was not the most powerful boxer he came across in his life. Anyway, should the fight happen in June this year, it would be one of the biggest events in Martin’s pro career.


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On that note, Martin’s trainer Derrick James said, “We have Frank Martin working out. Things have been said about that [the potential fight against Davis in June]. It’s a big deal, yeah.” With that said, what do you now make of Gervonta Davis’ reaction to Errol Spence Jr.’s tweet? Do you think Davis is underestimating Frank? Let us know in the comments below.


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Samrat Sardar


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Samrat Sardar is a senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports. With 1600+ articles in 2 years, he is just getting started as his coverage of Mike Tyson has already received widespread recognition. However, his interest lies in stories of any shred of injustice or corruption happening in the world of boxing.
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