Boxing world champion Gervonta Davis has received his sentence stemming from a 2020 hit and run he was involved in.
Coming off a successful last bout, the WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis was looking at possible jail time for a hit-and-run charge he was facing from back in 2020. The charges were fourteen counts of traffic offenses including 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. The incident left four people injured, including a pregnant woman. Previously Davis pleaded guilty to the charges and was expecting a suspended sentence.
A suspended sentence would mean that Davis would be granted some leniency, but one of the victims would not accept that ruling and pushed for Davis to get prison time. This was not his first run-in with the law. Previously Davis has been arrested for battery and a domestic violence charge of battery causing bodily harm. With this in mind, the Baltimore court has ruled on this case.
Gervonta Davis has avoided jail time stemming from his hit-and-run that injured four people
On Friday Davis was due to appear before the court for the ruling of his charges. The maximum punishment was seven years in prison but instead, he has been sentenced to 90 days of house arrest and he must serve 200 hours of community service. He will serve his sentence at the home of his trainer, Calvin Ford. He will also be put on probation for three years.
With this case settled, Davis’ legal troubles are not over. He has a civil case against him from the woman he hit in this accident and another domestic violence case in Flordia. That case is set to go to court on May 26.
It is unclear as to the effect this will all have on his boxing career. His last win was on April 22 when he defeated Ryan Garcia in one of the most-watched boxing matches of the year.