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Baltimore Boxer Gervonta Davis Facing Assault Complaint

September 22, 2017
Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis is facing a complaint of first-degree aggravated assault as a result of an incident Aug. 1, according to Maryland court records.

Davis, 22, who is 19-0 and considered a rising star, made an appearance on the assault complaint before officials Sept. 19 on a warrant, and was released after posting a $100,000 unsecured bond, records show. The next court appearance was scheduled for Oct. 19, according to records.

Details regarding the nature of the alleged assault were unclear.

Davis' publicist had no comment on the incident, and Davis has not responded to an email sent through his website. 

In the past year, Davis has had a number of police contacts.

In addition to the assault complaint, court records show two active cases for traffic stops, one in Baltimore County in April and another in Howard County in August. In the Baltimore County traffic stop, Davis was cited with going 80 mph in a 55 mph zone. In the Howard County stop, he was cited for following too close and driving on a suspended license.

Davis, from West Baltimore, won the International Boxing Federation 130-pound title in January, knocking out Jose Pedraza in the seventh round. In May, Davis successfully defended his title with a third-round KO of Liam Walsh in London, England.

On Aug. 26, Davis was in the top undercard bout of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor mega-fight in Las Vegas. Davis, a protégé of Mayweather, fought and defeated Francisco Fonseca. However, Davis was stripped of his championship the day before the fight when he failed to make the required weight limit.

Although Davis knocked out Fonseca in the eighth round, the ending was controversial. Fonseca contended Davis struck him in the back of the head. In a post-fight interview, Davis said an earlier body punch had been the blow that hurt Fonseca. The crowd booed when Davis' victory was announced.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mayweather Promotions