Gervonta Davis’ trainer, Calvin Ford, has provided an update on his fighter’s recent jail sentence and how he’s coping.
Davis stood trial earlier this year for a hit and run case back in 2020, and was ordered by a judge to serve 90 days home detention from May 5 as well as community service, probation and other programmes.
The verdict came just weeks after a career-best win over Ryan Garcia in which Davis showed patience, power and, perhaps most importantly, superstar qualities.
Proclaiming himself as ‘the face of boxing’ wasn’t hindered much by the judge’s order given that he avoided jail time, but that changed this week when he was called in for an impromptu hearing for a reported violation of terms.
He is now set to serve the rest of his three-month detention behind bars, and currently resides in Baltimore County Jail.
Despite the situation, Ford says that ‘likes’ how things have played out and that his fighter is in a good place mentally.
“Tank 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.
He’s on the phone talking to his kids, talking to his mom, telling people what to do. So that’s a good thing. I really like it.
Everything is good, God has the best plan, this is going to turn him into a great man.”
A recent intervention from ‘Tank’ in the form of a shared phone call perhaps says different, with the 28-year-old having someone post a recording to his Instagram Live of him criticising the judge’s actions.