Gervonta Davis to serve 90-day sentence in jail

Jun 5, 2023
boxing

WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis will serve the rest of his 90-day sentence in jail for a hit-and-run crash in after violating the rules of his house arrest.

Tank, who was taken into custody at Baltimore Central Booking Thursday, was supposed to serve a 90-day sentence at his trainer Calvin Ford’s home after pleading guilty last month to four charges stemming from a November 2020 crash that injured four people, including a pregnant woman.

Instead, Davis moved to a hotel and then again to new $3.4M home, without leave of the court, the Maryland state’s attorney’s office confirmed to the Associated Press on Friday. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Althea Handy did not give permission for either move, and as a result ordered Davis to serve the remainder of his sentence at the city’s jail.

Video of Davis on Instagram Live surfaced showing a phone call where Tank gave an update. The boxer said “Basically, I bought a property” for a pending house arrest sentence and that he listened to his lawyers.

Davis’ attorney, Michael Tomko, indicated that the originally agreed location his client gave at sentencing for serving his house arrest was too small for the boxer and his security detail, state’s attorney’s office spokesperson Emily Witty said in an email to the Associated Press on Friday.

Davis, 28, was also sentenced to three years’ probation and 200 hours of community service last month. The ruling came down less than two weeks after Davis scored a seventh-round victory over Ryan Garcia in the biggest fight of his career.

Charges dropped in prior case

Davis, a Baltimore native, was also facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge of battery causing bodily harm, but prosecutors in Broward County, Florida, dropped the case last week after it was allegedly determined the complaints were not accurate and the accuser said she didn’t wish to press charges.