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“He Was Serving Time”: Judge Who Was ‘Considerate Enough’ Sentences Gervonta Davis to Prison

Published 06/03/2023, 8:00 AM EDT

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Held guilty of breaching the terms of the house arrest, law enforcement authorities detained Gervonta Davis the day before yesterday. According to multiple sources, he must spend the balance of the ninety-day sentence in prison. The world champion, widely acknowledged as the ‘face of boxing,’ recently hammered Ryan Garcia into humiliating submission.

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Misery struck the boxer when jumping a red light; his Lamborghini Urus crashed into another vehicle, a 2004 Toyota Solara, and finally dashed against a 7-Eleven retail chain’s barriers. As a result of the accident, four people suffered injuries, which included a pregnant woman. However, ‘Tank’ Davis made a clean breast of the incident. As he accepted his guilt for violating four traffic regulations, the Honorable Court handed a verdict that placed him under house arrest for ninety days and a three-year probation.

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According to ‘The Baltimore Banner’s article, Circuit Judge Althea M. Handy authorized Gervonta Davis to spend the days under home detention at the Baltimore-based residence of his trainer Calvin Ford. Per stipulations, he wasn’t supposed to switch over the place with any other arrangement.


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But as it turned out, the world champion spent his days in a high-end residence that he purchased for $3.4 million. Additionally, The Four Seasons Hotel became one of his favorite places.


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The Honorable Justice Handy said, “The reason I didn’t want him in Florida is because this was not a holiday. He was serving time. And I was being considerate enough to let him do it on home detention.” Reportedly, she seemed pretty clear that Davis should not be spending a house detention ‘sitting by the pool or hanging out at the spa.’ According to the publication, it’s unknown how she came to know about places Davis hung around.

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Jaideep R Unnithan

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Jaideep Unnithan is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. With over 400 articles authored at ES, Jaideep has built a reputation for diving deep into stories and producing detailed reports. Jaideep's passion for the sport of boxing was ignited when his father shared his experience of watching Ali vs Frazier live in the US.

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