Court Rules Tank Davis Must Serve 90 Days House Arrest and 3-Year Probation
For the next three months, multi-divisional champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (24-0, 23KO) will have to put any boxing plans on hold. News has been buzzing throughout social media that the Baltimore power-puncher avoided jail time and has been sentenced to 90 days of house arrest. Furthermore, he must complete 200 hours of community service, with three years’ probation.
This sentencing is from a hit-and-run accident that involved Davis, who ran a red light and struck another vehicle before fleeing the scene in 2020. According to The Guardian, Judge Melissa M. Phinn rejected a deal that would have given Gervonta Davis only 60 days of unsupervised home detention. Jyair Smith, who was injured in the accident, was against the deal.
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT DAVIS MOVING FORWARD?
This ruling was expected to happen. However, originally it was feared that it would interfere with the fight against Ryan Garcia on April 22. Looking down the road, this will hinder any fight plans for the upcoming future. The good thing is Tank avoided jail time, but it hampers any upcoming fight plans.
Team Davis has been doing the media rounds hinting at a rematch against top contender Isaac Cruz. The Mexican contender is ranked #2 by the WBC and holds the #5 spot with the WBA, WBO, and IBF.
If the plan was for Tank Davis to return to the ring in the summer, things may have to be pushed back until the fall.