Less than two weeks out from his headlining return on Showtime pay-per-view, Gervonta “Tank” Davis discovered himself in authorized hassle but once more following an in a single day arrest in south Florida.
The 28-year-old Davis, one among boxing’s greatest stars, was arrested Tuesday night and awaits a bond listening to this morning on an alleged home violence incident in Parkland, Florida, in line with Broward County inmate information.
Davis (27-0, 25 KOs), who’s scheduled to face Hector Luis Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs) on Jan. 7 in Washington, D.C., was arrested on one depend of battery inflicting bodily hurt. Further particulars, together with when the alleged incident befell and who was concerned, weren’t but made obtainable early Wednesday morning.
Neither Showtime nor Premier Boxing Champions have commented publicly on the arrest and what affect it may need on Davis’ subsequent combat, which is 11 days away. The light-weight bout is anticipated to be a prelude to a proposed April superfight pairing Davis towards rising star Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) at a catchweight of 136 kilos.
The information continues a disturbing pattern for Davis following quite a few authorized troubles lately.
The native of Baltimore, Maryland, is already set to seem in circuit courtroom in his dwelling metropolis on Feb. 16 for his involvement in an alleged hit-and-run incident in November 2020. Davis is dealing with 14 expenses and a civil go well with after being accused of fleeing the scene of an accident involving 4 individuals, together with a pregnant girl.
The southpaw, a former 130-pound titleholder who additionally captured secondary titles in two extra divisions, might face jail time if convicted. His authorized staff tried to current a plea deal in September that was rejected by a Baltimore Circuit courtroom choose.
Davis beforehand pled responsible to a easy battery home violence cost following a 2020 incident involving the mom of his daughter at a charity basketball sport, during which the fighter was caught on video tape forcefully grabbing her by the neck and eradicating her from a chair. Davis was additionally arrested in 2018 for disorderly conduct following a combat outdoors of a Washington, D.C., bar and noticed 2017 expenses for assault dropped after he was accused of punching a good friend in Baltimore.
The boxer remained in custody in a single day in Florida, the place he was in coaching. Davis is ready to seem earlier than a choose Wednesday morning, the place expenses and bond suggestions will likely be formally launched.