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#pounditFriday, April 12, 2024

Gervonta Davis agrees to his first fight in a year

Gervonta Davis holds a microphone

Gervonta Davis smiles in the ring after his win over Ryan Garcia on April 22, 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: Esther Lin/Showtime

One of the biggest stars in boxing finally has his first fight of 2024 scheduled.

Gervonta Davis and Frank Martin have agreed to a deal to fight this year, ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reported on Thursday. Coppinger reports that the fight is likely to take place in the late spring or early summer, which would put the fight date at a year after Davis’ most recent bout.

Davis is 29-0 (27 KOs) and regarded as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world. He beat Ryan Garcia via 7th-round knockout in their April 2023 fight, further cementing his status as one of the best current boxers.

Davis fights at lightweight and will put his WBA belt on the line against Martin. Martin is 18-0 with 12 knockouts in his career and could present somewhat of a challenge for Davis.

The 29-year-old Davis has dealt with several legal issues recently, which have detracted from his fighting career. He was taken to jail last year after violating his house arrest for a 2020 hit-and-run. He was also sued last year for an alleged battery.

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