Gervonta Davis’ supposed return to the ring might have to wait.
Davis will face a jury trial on December 12. The news came after a plea agreement between Davis and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office was rejected by judge Melissa Phinn during a hearing Wednesday morning, which was first reported by The Baltimore Banner.
Davis could have avoided jail time if the plea bargain was approved, but now he will be put on trial for two days where he faces 14 misdemeanor counts of traffic violations.
The alleged incident happened late on November 5, 2020 – days after Davis knocked out Leo Santa Cruz in the sixth round of an October 30 Showtime pay-per-view event.
According to court documents, Davis was identified as the driver of a 2020 Lamborghini Uris which ran a red light and struck the passenger side of a 2004 Toyota Solara at 1:47 a.m. Police officers responded to the Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and 700 Washington Boulevard incident around 1:55 a.m.
Four people were hurt in the incident with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Toyota Solara was reportedly totaled in the crash while the Lamborghini – which was not registered to Davis – was abandoned, according to witnesses and video obtained by investigators.
Davis also has an open court case in Miami, which alleges two counts of misdemeanor battery. That trial date is scheduled for October 6 in Dade County.
Earlier this month, “Tank” (27-0, 25 KOs) hinted on Instagram that he would return for his next fight in December. He hasn’t fought since stopping Rolando Romero on May 28 at the Barclays Center, successfully retaining his secondary WBA lightweight title.
Lightweight contender Ryan Garcia has been vocal about wanting to face Davis next, but there hasn’t been any reports of progress on that.