Gervonta Davis was smiling, playful and witty.

Unlike the day before, when he went absent from his obligatory grand arrival for fight fans at the MGM Grand lobby, Davis worked to clarify his actions, telling video reporters he made his decision while angry.

In a later interview, the three-division champion headlining Saturday’s pay-per-view in the 100th championship fight card at MGM Grand Garden Arena sought to elaborate.

After posting a comment on “X,” expressing disappointment with the promotion of his bout, Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) on Wednesday said he wants fans to know, “I’m not a bad guy. I’m a good guy. I’m just in a crucial sport. That’s all that is.”

Without detailing specifics, Davis said, “I just don’t fall for anything.

“I’m not a puppet. I speak my mind.”

He implied it’s important to him for this bout to perform strongly on the heels of the 1.2 million buys his April 2023 knockout of Ryan Garcia produced.

At 29, Baltimore’s Davis is positioned to challenge as the sport’s most compelling draw.

His fight against unbeaten Frank Martin (18-0, 12 KOs) will be streamed by Amazon Prime Video and, and leaves him poised for a string of major bouts given the presence of three-division champions Vasiliy Lomachenko and Gervonta Davis as fellow lightweight champions with the 140-pound champions list including Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz, Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez.

“I want to be the best version of me,” Davis said. “And I want people to treat me as that best version, like I’m the person I say I am. I hate when someone treats me like I’m (lesser).

“That’s all that was (on Tuesday).”