Two of boxing’s biggest breakout stars will headline a PBC on Prime Video pay-per-view card this Saturday in Las Vegas as Gervonta “Tank” Davis and David Benavidez return in a pair of high-profile fights.

Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) will snap a 14-month layoff when he defends his WBA lightweight title in the main event against top contender Frank Martin (18-0, 12 KOs). The MGM Grand Garden Arena will also be home to a must-see bout in the 175-pound division as David Benavidez (28-0, 24 KOs) moves up in weight to face former champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk (20-1, 16 KOs).

Gervonta Davis and Frank Martin

As we draw closer to this weekend’s action, let’s take a closer look at the biggest takeaways.

1. It’s “Tank” against the world

Or, at least, that’s the way it has felt over social media in recent months. At 29, “Tank” remains one of the sport’s biggest stars despite making his return to the ring for the first time since knocking out Ryan Garcia in their blockbuster showdown in April 2023. Davis served time in prison to close the calendar year and, for a stretch, found himself out of boxing’s day-to-day limelight. The time away appeared to build a sizable chip upon his shoulder as fighters like Garcia returned to the spotlight thanks to an upset of Davis’ fellow 140-pound titleholder, and former undisputed lightweight king, Devin Haney. From the dismissive attitude he showed toward Martin in their kickoff press conference in May to his multiple tussles online with fellow elite fighters, including lightweight

Gervonta Davis

titleholder Shakur Stevenson, Davis has displayed an unmistakable longing to remind the boxing public exactly who he is. Davis has even traded barbs with former promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr., along with former unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr., who promotes Martin, as a revenge for Spence picking Davis’ opponent to win. Davis has emerged through training camp in the best shape of his career and brings an extra level of danger to the fight given the added layer of menacing focus he has brought to the build-up. With the longest layoff of his pro career now behind him — along with added reason to mature into the next level of adulthood given his public missteps — it could be time for the very best version of Davis to arrive on Saturday.