Gervonta Davis Gets Assault Charges Dropped
According to the Baltimore Sun, a misdemeanor second-degree assault charge against former world champion Gervonta Davis, 23 years old, was dropped Wednesday morning in Baltimore District Court after the accuser, Anthony Wheeler, said he did not wish to pursue the matter.
The paper notes that Wheeler and Davis shook hands and embraced as they were leaving the court room.
Davis was originally facing first-degree assault charges in connection with an assault which allegedly took place on August 1st. On the date in question, Wheeler – who described himself as a childhood friend of Davis – alleged that Davis punched him in the side of the head with a gloved fist. The first-degree assault charge was dropped on October 19th by the state.
Wheeler pressed charges with the District Court commissioner and a warrant for Davis was served in mid-September.
Wheeler claimed in his complaint, that he was at the Upton Boxing Center in West Baltimore when a fight broke out between Davis and his brother. Wheeler alleged that after the boxer’s bodyguard broke up the altercation, Davis wheeled around and “sucker punched me very violently.”
Wheeler claims he was knocked out and subsequently diagnosed with a concussion at St. Agnes Hospital.
This adds to an up and down year for the 23 year old, as in January, Davis knocked out Jose Pedraza, to win the IBF super featherweight world title.
Then he made a crushing first defense by traveling over to the UK for a demolition of mandatory challenger Liam Walsh.
Davis would then be stripped of the title after he failed to make the super featherweight limit of 130-pounds for his fight against Francisco Fonseca on the Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather undercard in August
Despite the issue with weight, Davis raised his record to 19-0 with a lackluster stoppage of Francisco Fonseca in eight rounds.