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Davis knocks out Martin to retain WBA title

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Gervonta Davis hits Frank Martin

Gervonta Davis (right) ended Frank Martin’s undefeated professional record (Getty Images)

Gervonta Davis knocked out Frank Martin in the eighth round to retain his WBA lightweight title in Las Vegas.

Davis backed his fellow American against the ropes before connecting with a left hook and a left hook to send Martin to the canvas.

Davis, nicknamed the Tank, stood on the ropes and did a backflip in the ring in celebration as he extended his record to 30-0, including 28 knockouts.

It is Martin’s first loss in 19 professional fights.

Davis was making his first in-ring appearance since inflicting the first loss of Ryan Garcia’s career in April 2023.

Garcia was at the fight with Martin and spoke to Davis afterward, even showing him a message on his shirt asking for a rematch.

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