Davis downs Martin to retain lightweight crown

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Davis downs Martin to retain lightweight crown
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 15: WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis (L) sends Frank Martin to the canvas in the eighth round of a title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 15, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Davis retained his title with an eighth-round knockout.
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LAS VEGAS, United States -- Gervonta Davis knocked out Frank Martin to retain his World Boxing Association lightweight crown in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time.)

Davis used his physicality to dominate the unbeaten Martin before unloading against the challenger in the eighth round.

After backing Martin onto the ropes with a flurry of punches, Davis connected with a devastating left hook that sent the challenger crashing to the canvas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Davis improved to 30-0, with 28 knockouts following the win against Martin, the 29-year-old from Detroit who had been unbeaten in 18 fights before Sunday's defeat.

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