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There's a historical aspect in play Saturday when WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis defends his crown against surging contender Frank Davis. Their 12-round boxing main event highlights the main Gervonta Davis vs. Frank Davis fight card from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET. Coincidentally, the card marks the 100th major boxing event at the venue, which has been host to several memorable fights. Boxing luminaries such as Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson have had multiple classics at the MGM Grand, and both boxers promised a performance worthy of the venue's rich boxing history.

Davis is a -800 favorite (risk $800 to win $100), while Martin comes back at +500 in the latest Gervonta Davis vs. Frank Martin odds. The over/under for total rounds is 9.5. Before making any Frank Martin vs. Gervonta Davis picks, make sure you see the boxing predictions and betting advice from SportsLine expert Peter Kahn

Kahn is a true boxing insider who has his finger on the pulse of what's going on inside and outside of the ring. He has managed numerous world champions and currently manages 20 fighters through his company, Fight Game Advisors. Kahn won the 2022 Boxing Writers Association of America Cus D'Amato Manager of the Year award and was named to the 2023 Florida Boxing Hall of Fame. 

Kahn is uncanny when it comes to picking fights. He is an astounding 52-13 on his last 64 SportsLine boxing picks, returning more than $4,000 to $100 bettors.  His notable wins include telling SportsLine members to back underdog Ryan Garcia (+500) against previously unbeaten super lightweight champion Devin Haney (-700) in their blockbuster fight in April. What's more, he predicted a win for Oleksandr Usyk specifically by decision (+185) against Tyson Fury in their mega-fight for the undisputed heavyweight title in May. Anyone who has followed him has already seen massive returns.

Now, with Gervonta Davis vs. Frank Martin on deck, Kahn has studied the matchup from every angle and released confident picks for the fight. You can only see those picks at SportsLine

Gervonta Davis vs. Frank Martin preview 

Although he has been relatively subdued until fight week, Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) has turned up the heat this week by attempting to intimidate Martin at various pre-fight activities and has also talked trash with Errol Spence Jr., who is part of Martin's promotional team.

At the end of one press conference, Davis said he was attempting to gauge whether Martin's apparent confidence was genuine or a façade, and he's now convinced Davis doesn't truly believe he can win the fight.

"He's shaking up there," Davis said about Martin at Wednesday's final press conference. "He was talking tough yesterday when it was just him. It's going to show. He's a front-runner. He's just worried about not getting knocked out. He's not worrying about winning.

"I just want to prove that I'm the best at 135 pounds, and Saturday is going to be a clinic," Davis said. "He's someone in his prime and he's hungry. But he is just a stepping stone to what I want to do."

Martin (18-0, 12 KOs) told the media this week that a big part of his motivation is taking down an undefeated champion as an underdog and joining others who have done the same. He believes if he can beat Davis, he will emerge as a star and begin to form a legacy of his own.

"It's super meaningful," Martin said. "I feel like the meaning of this fight for me is I'm going to go down in history."

Martin said he and Davis trained together once a couple years ago, but he didn't take much from it because it was a sparring session in which neither fighter went 100% and, at the time, he didn't believe a matchup with Davis was in his immediate future. But now that the time has come, Martin said he plans to make the most of it and use it as a turning point to the stardom he covets.

"It's motivation," Martin said. "This right here is one of the ones that will always be remembered. Like when you talk boxing, you have to mention my name. Everybody knows Floyd Mayweather, Muhammad Ali, Gervonta Davis, the bigger names. My name will be in those conversations with getting a win right here." See who to back here.

How to make Frank Martin vs. Gervonta Davis picks

We can share that Kahn likes the Under 9.5 rounds. He's also made the call on a method-of-victory prop and a confident money-line pick. You can only see his picks and analysis at SportsLine

Who wins Davis vs. Martin, and which method-of-victory prop is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Peter Kahn's best bets for Saturday, all from the boxing specialist who has netted his followers a profit of more than $4,000, and find out.