Gervonta Davis has avoided jail time in relation to a 2020 hit and run case, and instead been sentenced to 90 days of home detention in Baltimore plus three years’ probation.
On November 5 2020, Davis drove his Lamborghini into a 2004 Toyota Solara at around 2AM after running a red light. Four people were involved, one being a pregnant woman. The boxer was accused of fleeing the scene in the aftermath despite pleas from the injured.
Back in February of this year, he pled guilty to four counts stemming from the hit and run case: leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, failing to notify of property damage, driving with a revoked license and running a red light.
His sentencing was set for May 5 – conveniently not getting in the way of the fight of his life against Ryan Garcia.
Fresh off his celebrations for winning that fight, he will now carry out 90 days of home detention, three years’ of probation and 200 hours of community service, as per The Baltimore Banner.
The report also notes that Davis will have to take part in ‘other programs’, and that Judge Althea M. Handy said he has ‘absolutely shown no remorse.’
The 28-year-old from Baltimore recently announced himself as ‘the face of boxing’ after his victory over Garcia in Las Vegas. ‘Tank’ showed clear levels between him and what many saw pre-fight as the toughest test of his career.
His seventh round body shot stoppage sends him on the way to super stardom, but, as always with boxing, things aren’t quite so simple – and today’s verdict is a stark reminder of that.