Gervonta Davis, WBA (Regular) lightweight champion and protege of Floyd Mayweather Jr., was arrested Tuesday in Parkland, Florida. The boxer was charged with battery causing bodily harm, according to an ESPN report.
Davis is currently jailed in Fort Lauderdale as he awaits an 8 a.m. court hearing Wednesday morning. There are no further details on the circumstances of the arrest at this time.
The accusation potentially complicates a January 7 Showtime pay-per-view event in Washington DC between Gervota Davis and Hector Luis Garcia. It’s been set as a sort of warm-up for a long-awaited super fight between Gervonta and Ryan Garcia on April 25.
That’s not the only serious legal problem Davis has found himself in recently. A hit and run from November 2020 will appear in court in Baltimore on February 16. ‘Tank’ faces 14 charges after his Lamborghini ran a red light and hit a Toyota with four people, including a pregnant woman. Police allege Davis fled the scene in a black Camaro that arrived shortly after the crash.
Davis faces up to seven years in prison for this incident.
Gervonta Davis was also arrested and charged with simple domestic violence by battery in February 2020 following an incident with his girlfriend over Super Bowl weekend. After more than two years, Miami-Dade prosecutors dropped the charges on December 13.
Davis’ record is much cleaner inside the ring. He enters the fight against Hector Luis Garcia with a 27-0 record, including 25 via KO/TKO. Under Mayweather Promotions, Davis became a reliable pay-per-view. His spring showdown against Ryan Garcia was expected to be the biggest fight of his career.
Davis is a -1000 favorite going into his fight against +800 dog Hector Luis Garcia. The odds are much tighter against Ryan Garcia, who is a +150 dog against -200 Davis. No odds are available to tell us how likely the fight is to happen with all the legal issues surrounding it.
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