Gervonta Davis, the 135-pound boxing contender, has been ordered to complete his hit-and-run sentence in jail, according to recent reports.
Davis had been serving 90 days of home detention for his involvement in a hit-and-run incident earlier this month. However, an unexpected hearing took place, leading to his arrest and subsequent imprisonment at Baltimore Central Booking.
The details surrounding why Judge Althea Handy changed Davis' sentencing remain unclear. Earlier in May, Davis received a suspended prison sentence of two-plus years, contingent upon fulfilling certain requirements, including 200 hours of community service and three years of probation. The boxer had been serving his home detention at his trainer's residence, but now he will be spending the rest of his sentence behind bars.
This turn of events comes after Handy initially allowed Davis to avoid jail time, despite expressing criticism over his refusal to apologize to one of the individuals injured in the crash.
"Three words: 'I am sorry,'" Handy stated, emphasizing Davis' lack of remorse.
Davis had pleaded guilty in February to four out of the 14 misdemeanor counts he was indicted for, which allowed him to avoid a trial.
The hit-and-run incident occurred in November 2020 when Davis, driving a Lamborghini Urus SUV, left a restaurant in downtown Baltimore and veered away from a police escort. He ran a red light and collided with a Toyota Solara, causing significant damage to the vehicle.
Davis and his companion reportedly fled the scene on foot but were later identified as the individuals involved through witnesses and surveillance videos.
The collision resulted in four adults being transported to a nearby hospital, with the driver of the Toyota suffering the most serious injuries. Fortunately, all victims survived, although the woman who was driving the Toyota experienced complications during her recovery.
State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby emphasized the importance of holding reckless drivers accountable for their actions, especially when innocent lives are put at risk. Davis, an undefeated fighter with an impressive record of 29 wins and 27 knockouts, had recently triumphed over Leo Santa Cruz and Ryan Garcia in high-profile matches.
Now, with Davis ordered to complete his sentence in jail, the boxing world awaits further developments in this case. The outcome serves as a reminder that actions have consequences, even for those in the public eye, and highlights the importance of accountability and responsibility both inside and outside the ring.