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Gervonta Davis Jailed For Violating Terms Of Home Detention Sentence In 2020 Hit-And-Run


Gervonta Davis was jailed Thursday for violating the terms of his 90-day sentence of home detention for his hit-and-run accident in November 2020 in Baltimore.

Michael Tomko, Davis’ attorney, confirmed to The Baltimore Banner on Thursday night that Davis was ordered at an “impromptu hearing” late Thursday afternoon to serve the remainder of his 90-day sentence in a Baltimore jail cell. Davis was taken into custody at Baltimore Central Booking immediately after the hearing, according to The Baltimore Banner.

Tomko did not provide details as to why Baltimore Circuit Judge Althea M. Handy ordered one of boxing’s biggest stars to serve the rest of his sentence in jail.


Davis received his 90-day sentence May 5 after pleading guilty February 16 to causing a hit-and-run accident that left four occupants of the other car with various injuries. Handy admonished Davis in court last month for failing to show remorse for his role in the abovementioned car accident.

Davis, 28, was also sentenced to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service. He was ordered to serve his 90-day sentence at the Baltimore home of Calvin Ford, his longtime trainer and father figure.

The Baltimore native served less than 30 days of his sentence before being sent to jail.

Davis waived his right to a trial in February and pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, failure to locate and notify an owner of unattended property damage, driving with a revoked license and failure to stop at a red light.

Davis’ sentencing last month occurred less than two weeks after his seventh-round knockout of rival Ryan Garcia in a Showtime Pay-Per-View main event April 22 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.


The undefeated Davis has already fought twice this year, including the highest-profile fight of his 10-year professional career against Garcia. Unless he is sentenced to additional jail time for violating the terms of his home confinement, spending the next two-plus months in jail is not expected to prevent Davis (29-0, 27 KOs) from fighting a third time late in 2023.




-Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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