Gervonta Davis has relayed a message from prison following his recent sentencing.
The 29-0 knockout artist is currently in Baltimore County Jail stemming from a hit and run case in 2020.
Initially ordered to serve home detention and community service, the 28-year-old was ordered in for an impromptu hearing and taken into custody following violations of the terms.
‘Tank’s message – as broadcast on his Instagram live and shared by various online profiles – was focused on ‘shedding light’ on the sentencing that saw him switch from home detention to jail time.
“This judge is crazy dog. Basically I bought a property I did everything in my power to listen to my lawyers.
She’s mad that I bought a property that’s why I’m sitting in jail. She said she wanted me to be in an apartment, a one bedroom apartment and my kids couldn’t come visit me and things like that.
I just wanted to shed light on this situation because I just feel like she’s taking advantage of me and she’s doing stuff that’s not right to me.
The things that she’s doing right now is not right so I had to shed light on this situation.”
His trainer Calvin Ford recently told MillCity Boxing that his fighter was ‘doing fine.’
“His mental good. He enjoying life. He needed this. How can I say it – he’s fasting right now.”
“It’s good for him. I said it’s a chance to think about stuff. Think about what you wanna do, how you see your life, how you see your career. So right now he’s getting in tune with himself. No distractions around.”
Davis has around two months of his initial three-month sentence to serve, which will be followed by the community service and other programmes as well as extended probation.
He’s fresh off a career-best victory over Ryan Garcia, after which he crowned himself ‘the face of boxing’ – but his actions outside of the ropes may affect that title in the eyes of many.