Florida Prosecutors Drop All Domestic Violence Charges Against Gervonta Davis
Multi-divisional champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (29-0, 27KO) has hit the social media news cycle after his domestic violence case has been dropped. This news shouldn’t come as any surprise. His accuser, Vanessa Posso, the mother of his child, recanted her statement that Davis had hit her. However, he still has one hurdle left to deal with before returning to the ring.
According to The Baltimore Banner, Florida prosecutors dropped the battery case after Tank had successfully completed anger management and parenting classes. In addition, Posso signed an affidavit requesting the criminal prosecution be withdrawn and terminated.
On December 28, 2022, Vanessa Posso accused Tank of striking her during a frantic 911 emergency call. She later confessed on social media that statements previously made to the police were false. Moreover, Posso emphatically stated that Davis did not harm their daughter. This event happened within one week of his showdown against WBA Regular junior lightweight champion Hector Garcia.
DAVIS WILL REMAIN SIDELINED UNTIL AFTER THE SUMMER
With that hurdle cleared, Davis must complete a 90-day house arrest sentencing from a hit-and-run accident in 2020 before returning to the ring. He is coming off a big win over arch-rival Ryan Garcia where he anointed himself as the face of boxing.
Trainer Kenny Ellis, a member of Team Davis, in an interview with The Rize, claimed they want all the smoke with rivals undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney and two-division champion Shakur Stevenson. There is a sense of skepticism among some in the boxing community regarding the sincerity of Ellis’s statement. However, we can only wait until Davis can return to the ring to see if they hold true to their word.