Gervonta Davis Embraces Islam, Adopts The Name ‘Abdul Wahid’

Gervonta Davis has converted to Islam and changed his name to Abdul Wahid.

The conversion comes after Davis’ recent release from prison for violating the terms of his house arrest over a hit-and-run incident. The boxer has not fought since knocking out Ryan Garcia, although he is in the conversation to headline PBC’s first PPV following their Amazon Prime Video deal. Reports say Davis converted on Christmas Eve with his new name, meaning ‘Servant of the One [God].’

Davis joins Devin Haney as another high-profile Muslim boxer who is active. Previous fighters include Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Dwight Braxton and Matthew Franklin. The conversion also came after Davis recently purchased a block of nine houses in Baltimore, his childhood town, in the neighbourhood of Sandtown-Winchester. His company, GTD Development, will renovate the buildings and offer them to those in need. 

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“I definitely want to thank everybody that was included and helped us make this happen. I feel as though when I was coming up, we didn’t have somebody to be hands-on with us,” Davis

The talk will turn to Davis’ next fight. He has been linked with an Isaac Cruz rematch, but there will be a focus on his performance following his new-found faith. That has gotten boxing fans talking.


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