‘Piece of Sh*t’ Gervonta Davis Arrest News Leaves Boxing World in Disgust Days Before Garcia Fight

Published 12/28/2022, 4:08 AM EST

WBA regular lightweight champion Gervonta Davis has been arrested just a week before his scheduled bout against Hector Luis Garcia on 7th January. ‘Tank’ was arrested in Broward County on Tuesday and charged with battery and domestic violence.

According to TMZ, Davis also had a mug shot taken and is currently in police custody. Further reports about the case are yet to be disclosed. However, the boxing world was quick to react to this shocking news.

Boxing world reacts to Davis being arrested days before his next fight


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Boxing promoter Lou DiBella Tweeted, “A man who serially beats up women is a piece of [poop emoji]. PERIOD. I don’t care how good you are at your sport. #boxing”

Another boxer, Ivan Redkach, felt sorry for ‘Tank’ stating that Karma had finally caught up to him.

However, ESPN journalist Salvador Rodriguez wondered if Davis’ next fight will take place following his arrest.

Moreover, one journalist even shared the mug shot of Davis he got in jail.

One journalist made the announcement about Davis’ arrest and claimed that he would face Luis Garcia on January 7.

Following this, combat sports editor Daniel Yanofsky stated that ‘Tank’ was in the news for all the wrong reasons and was awaiting further information like all fans.

Lastly, Boxing Scene editor Jake Donovan announced that while he was gathering information, details about Davis’ arrest were still very vague and he was waiting for further details.

Davis’ arrest certainly came as a shock to the boxing world. Moreover, the 2-division champion might face time in prison if he is convicted of these charges with a bout with his long-time rival Ryan Garcia looming over his head. In addition, he will compete in a few weeks against Hector Luis Garcia, which also might be in jeopardy.

Update on Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia

This bout will likely be postponed or called off given that the circumstances have changed drastically. However, if he manages to get bail and is not tried before the fight, he could face Luis Garcia at a later date.


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With the fight just after a week, the promotions of both fighters might agree to schedule the fight after Davis is done with his trial. Despite that, it is also possible that the fight will be canceled altogether.

What did you think about Davis’ arrest just before his next fight? Let us know in the comments.


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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.

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