Virginia arrest warrant issued for Gervonta Davis
WBA Junior lightweight champion Gervonta Davis is a wanted man in Virginia over allegations that he assaulted another individual at a mall.
TMZ broke the story Tuesday morning that Davis, who just successfully defended his title with a first-round knockout of Hugo Ruiz on February 9th, is being sought by the Fairfax County Police in Virginia for an altercation 8 days later:
Gervonta Davis Arrest Warrant Issued Over Alleged Assaulthttps://t.co/b9Bp6Znb8R
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) March 5, 2019
Davis is being 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.
TMZ further reported Tuesday, that the police in Virginia have been trying unsuccessfully to reach Davis about the arrest warrant.
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 is a rising star under the promotion alarm of Floyd Mayweather and PBC boxing. He’s 21- o with 20 knockouts, and is slated to have huge opportunities to perhaps unify the 130 lb. belts against either WBC champ Miguel Berchelt or IBF titleholder, Tevin Farmer.
Davis, who was born in Baltimore, is a former National Golden Gloves champion in 2012 who turned pro at age 18 in 2013. He also previously held the IBF 130 lb. title after he defeated Jose Pedraza by TKO in January of 2017. Davis defended that belt once against Liam Walsh in England in May of that year, but then vacated it.
He won the WBA belt in April of 2018 when he knocked out Jesus Cuellar in the third round.
Davis is considered one of the rising stars in the lower weight classes in the sport. He 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.
TMZ has been unable to reach any of his representatives, Mayweather or anyone associated with Mayweather Promotions or Premier Boxing Champions for comment on the warrant being issued for Davis’ arrest.