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Gervonta Davis Pleads Guilty in Hit-And-Run Case

BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 21: Gervonta Davis ( white with red stripe trunks) defeats Jesus Cuellar ( whote and gold trunks) by 3rd round knockout in their WBA Super Featherweight fight at Barclays Center on April 21, 2018 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

American Lightweight, Gervonta Davis, plead guilty to four traffic offenses he incurred when he was involved in a hit-and-run crash stemming back to November of 2020. The 28-year old Baltimore boxer was accused of driving a Lamborghini that ran through a red light and subsequently struck another vehicle that got four people injured in the early morning after a night celebrating his birthday.

Davis (28-0, 26 KO’s) fled the scene following the accident and has since been embroiled in the court case. As the judge presiding over the case rejected the plea deal which would see him only serve a one-year suspension and two months of house arrest – all while serving no jail time, Davis getting locked up might be a possibility depending on the judge’s sentence. He originally faced a total of 14 misdemeanor charges, but seems to have avoided the majority of those charges. With each charge carrying a maximum sentence of one year in jail, Davis seems to have at least avoided a near decade’s worth of time in jail.

While his sentencing is set to occur on May 5th, Davis will potentially still be able to fight Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KO’s) if their highly-anticipated bout – which was originally set for April 15 – is arranged. However, because of his court case in May, Davis and his team will now have extra pressure to conclude their negotiations with Garcia’s team as quickly as possible, as their match might not occur depending on Davis’ sentence.

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Ryan Garcia may still have the opportunity to settle his long-running rivalry with Gervonta Davis on April 15. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

The Baltimore native has been embroiled in controversy for several years, from allegations of assaulting his former girlfriend to being charged for a street brawl, however it is a possibility that Davis’ time as a professional boxer may have run out – albeit temporarily – depending on the judge’s sentence on May 5.

Both Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins, who manage Garcia through Golden Boy Promotions, have indicated that there would be no issues in Davis’ match with Ryan Garcia commencing as planned, if a potential deal could finally be reached.

“That’s after the fight.” Hopkins said in an interview with when asked on whether Davis’ case would affect his fight with Ryan Garcia.

“It’s no big news about this thing with court and all that. That happens after April, right? So he get his money and he can go do time when he’s a millionaire.”

De La Hoya also seemed confident that there would be no obstacles in the fight occurring once a deal was reached.

“His sentencing is May 5th so he’s all clear. He can now focus on and train, and be ready April 15th.” The Golden Boy founder stated.