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Gervonta Davis Charged Over Hit-And-Run Crash, Facing Up To Seven Years In Prison

Gervonta Davis Charged Over Hit-And-Run Crash, Facing Up To Seven Years In Prison

Floyd Mayweather's protege, Gervonta 'Tank' Davis, has been charged over an alleged hit-and-run and could face up to seven years in jail if convicted.

The American boxer, a two-weight world champion, was reportedly involved in an incident on 5 November 2020 - days before his 26th birthday. He's now facing 14 different violations, including driving with a suspended license and failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury.

Traffic cameras in Baltimore apparently show a Lamborghini running a red light and crashing into a Toyota Solara.

Witnesses identified Davis as the driver of the Lamborghini. He then reportedly left in a black Camaro, which arrived at the scene minutes later.

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The four people inside the Toyota Solara were injured as result of the crash and were transferred to the Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland hospital.

Davis, who is managed by former pound-for-pound king Mayweather, put on one of his career-best displays a week before the incident allegedly took place. His sixth-round knockout of Leo Santa Cruz was widely viewed as boxing's best KO of 2020.

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It took Davis's in-ring record to a remarkable 24-0 (23 knockouts). However this isn't the first controversial incident that the Maryland native has been involved with.

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In 2017, an arrest warrant was issued for Davis, who was accused of aggravated assault. The charges were eventually dropped. While in 2020, Davis was arrested on charges of simple battery/domestic violence against his former girlfriend.

A press release from the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office read: "Today, the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office charged Gervonta Davis with 14 counts of various traffic violations that occurred during an alleged hit-and-run on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on November 5, 2020.

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"These charges are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at trial."

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The full list of charges can be viewed here.

The statement adds that: "If convicted of all charges, Davis faces a potential maximum of seven years and 55 days in prison."

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All imagery: PA Images

Topics: Gervonta Davis, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather

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Alex Reid is a writer at SPORTbible who’s previously strung words together for FourFourTwo, Boxing News, The Guardian and, yes, Cruise International (it’s about big ships, not Tom). Interests range from football and boxing to real sports like WWE and darts. He is not a cage fighter.