WBA Super Lightweight champion Gervonta Davis has been on a roll in the ring, but one real question has remained: can Davis stay out of trouble? Well on Monday, he made some of that trouble go away, apparently settling an assault case in Virginia.
TMZ had the story first on Monday afternoon that Davis has reached a financial settlement with the alleged victim at a shopping mall in the assault case:
Gervonta Davis Cuts Check In Mall Assault Case, Charge Dropped https://t.co/yZs9I1VRy9
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) October 21, 2019
The Fairfax County Virginia Court told the gossip site that the case has been dismissed on Monday. A court official did say to them that the alleged victim was compensated, but would not say for how much.
Davis had been charged with one count of assault, which is a misdemeanor, but does carry a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. The incident allegedly started from an altercation that Davis got into with another unidentified individual at an ATM machine in the shopping mall. When authorities were called, Davis had to apparently be physically restrained while screaming and trying to shove one of them, as well.
Davis has also been arrested twice previously for assault in September of 2017 and September of 2018. The first case went to trial but the charges were dropped. The second case in 2018 has never gone to trial and the status is unknown.
In the ring, Davis, who turns 25 next month, is a rising star. He is 22 – 0 with 21 Kos and successfully defended his 130 lbs. title when he stopped Ricardo Nunez in the second round of the main event back in July. that drew a packed house of 14,686 to Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Davis’ hometown. Panama’s Nunez was the mandatory challenger for Davis’ WBA super 130-pound championship, which Davis since has vacated to move up to the lightweight limit of 135 pounds.
As our Marquis Johns wrote late last week, Davis will now take on Yuriorkis Gamboa for the vacant WBA lightweight title in December in Atlanta on Showtime Boxing attempting to gain a second world title in a second different weight division.