Following an overnight arrest in south Florida, Gervonta “Tank” Davis finds himself in legal problems once more less than two weeks before his headline comeback on Showtime pay-per-view.
According to Broward County jail records, the 28-year-old Davis, one of boxing’s greatest stars, was detained on Tuesday night and is currently awaiting a bond hearing for an alleged domestic violence incident in Parkland, Florida.
On January 7 in Washington, D.C., Davis (27-0, 25 KOs), who is slated to fight Hector Luis Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs), was detained on one count of violence inflicting bodily harm. Early on Wednesday morning, there was still a lack of information regarding who was allegedly involved and when the incident allegedly occurred.
Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions have not made any public statements regarding the arrest or how it would affect Davis’ upcoming fight, which is in 11 days. The lightweight contest is anticipated to serve as a build-up to a planned April superfight that would pit rising star Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) against Davis.
Following multiple legal issues in recent years, Davis’ news follows a troubling trend.
The Baltimore, Maryland native is already scheduled to appear in circuit court on February 16 in his hometown as a result of his suspected involvement in a hit-and-run incident in November 2020. Following allegations that she fled the scene of an accident involving four people, including a pregnant woman, Davis is now facing 14 charges as well as a civil lawsuit.
If found guilty, the southpaw, a former 130-pound champion who previously won secondary titles in two other weight classes, might spend time in jail. In September, a judge on the Baltimore Circuit court rejected his legal team’s plea bargain proposal.
Following an incident in 2020 involving the mother of his daughter at a charity basketball event, where the fighter was seen on camera grabbing her by the neck and yanking her away from a chair, Davis earlier entered a guilty plea to a charge of simple battery domestic abuse. Following a fight outside a club in Washington, D.C., Davis was also charged with assault in 2017, but those charges were later dismissed after he was accused of assaulting a buddy in Baltimore. Davis was also detained in 2018 for disorderly conduct.
In Florida, where he was practicing, the boxer was held overnight. Wednesday morning, when Davis is scheduled to appear before the judge, the charges and suggested bonds will be formally announced.