Two-time super-featherweight world champion Gervonta Davis has been issued an arrest warrant for assault. The 24-year old boxer promoted by Floyd Mayweather has an arrest warrant from February 17, where Davis assaulted a man at the ATM and shoved the responding officer.
According to ESPN, the altercation happened at a mall in McLean, Virginia on Feb. 17. Initially, the man who was assaulted didn’t press charges but later the victim provided a sworn affidavit to a magistrate that he was indeed assaulted by the Boxing superstar after which an arrest warrant was issued on 27th February.
ESPN reports Davis could face up to one year and jail and a $2,500 fine if convicted.
Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather promotions said that they will let the judicial system play its course.
“Obviously, this is just an allegation,” he added. “Again, it just seems odd to me that a black man, allegedly, pushes or shoves — and I’m just reading what the TMZ article says — a police officer and he doesn’t get arrested on the spot, then a couple of weeks later, then they issue an arrest warrant based on their internal investigation. That just seems a little odd to me.”
Gervonta Davis last fought against Hugo Ruiz on 9th February where he won the fight via brutal knockout.