Gervonta Davis In Court Sept 19th – Several Baltimore area media outlets and boxing sites are reporting that former IBF world junior lightweight champion Gervonta Davis was in court this week to face assault charges.
Apparently, an incident took place on August 1st that led to charges being filed against Davis> Further details, including who filed the charge, are not currently available. He was in court on September 19th and made bail and his next scheduled court date is set for October 19th.
This may be the start of a legal can of worms for Davis, as one report says Maryland court records revealed eight active investigations involving Davis, of which four are driving offenses. Davis is from Baltimore.
The 22 year old Davis won the IBF belt in January of this year and he was considered one of the crown jewels of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s “The Money Team” roster. Davis shined in a May title defense in England where he waxed Liam Walsh in three rounds but he struggled to put away upstart Costa Rican Francisco Fonseca on the undercard of Mayweather vs McGregor in his last outing on August 16th.
Perhaps the August 1st incident was on his mind, but Davis lost his IBF belt before the Fonseca fight when he failed to make weight. During the fight, the Showtime broadcast team that included Paulie Malignaggi alluded to Davis’ being affected by his move to Las Vegas.
It will be interesting to see what happens next for Davis. The Fonseca camp has been lobbying for a re-match but that may be further away from happening now. That will become clearer when the exact nature of what Davis is facing is known. Stay tuned here at TSS for more details on this breaking story.
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