Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis avoids jail time and has been ordered to serve 90 days of home detention and three years of probation for a hit-and-run incident in 2020, which left four people injured, including a pregnant woman. The 28-year-old boxer will serve his home confinement at the residence of his long-time coach and trainer, Calvin Ford, and is required to complete 200 hours of community service and participate in additional programs.
Gervonta Davis Avoids Jail Time, This Time
Gervonta Davis, who now resides in Parkland, Florida, appeared in front of Baltimore Circuit Judge Althea M. Handy at the Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse on Friday afternoon. He entered a guilty plea for four traffic violations without a predetermined sentencing arrangement. Judge Handy chastised Davis for failing to apologize to Jyair Smith, one of the crash victims, saying that he was not “man enough” to express remorse.
The sentencing occurred just days after Gervonta Davis won a highly anticipated fight with a seventh-round technical knockout against Ryan Garcia on April 22 in Las Vegas. On November 5, 2020, Davis left Medusa Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Baltimore and was driving a 2020 Lamborghini Urus when he ran a red light and collided with a 2004 Toyota Solara. He then fled the scene with a woman in another vehicle.
Circuit Judge Melissa M. Phinn had earlier dismissed a proposed plea agreement that would have spared Davis jail time after Smith opposed the deal. Despite his legal troubles, Davis maintains an unblemished 29-0 boxing record with 27 KOs after defeating Ryan Garcia on April 22nd at the T-Mobile Arena Nevada. He is due back in Broward County Court on May 26 for a separate legal issue.
By Team NoSmokeSport