Gervonta Davis has entered a guilty plea to four traffic offences stemming from a hit-and-run incident in 2020.
As per Baltimore Police, Davis drove his Lamborghini SUV through a red light and collided with a Toyota Solara just before 2AM on November 5. He promptly left the scene as four people were taken to a nearby hospital – including one pregnant woman.
The fighter’s legal team previously had a plea deal for zero jail time rejected by the court, and on February 16 he pled guilty to four charges against him. Sentencing has been set for May 5 of this year, as reported by The Baltimore Banner.
‘Tank’ has been involved in very public negotiations to face fellow undefeated superstar, Ryan Garcia. The pair announced that they would be facing off on April 15 in Las Vegas, however contracts still haven’t been signed.
It’s a fight that would represent a welcome change in the sport of boxing by pitting two young and ambitious fighters against one another in their prime.
Negotiations have stalled recently, with reports of a one-sided rematch clause on ‘Tank’s side causing problems. Team Garcia are apparently happy to accept the second fight should their man win, however are demanding that they then have control of promotion and broadcasting rights.
Oscar De La Hoya, Garcia’s promoter, has assured fans that it’s something that can be worked out, and that the April timeline is still very much on the table. Behind the scenes, the belief is that it could be a big enough event to fill a 70,000+ seater stadium in Sin city.
This court date, then, will not affect those plans in theory should they continue to materialise – however it does bring into question the 28-0 lightweight’s future career.