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9 hours ago, Ledhed1 said:

May be a method to Ennis's madness. Did he purposely string Chukhadzhian along to give the fighters who've been avoiding him reason to believe he's beatable?  

 

That's an interesting possibility, but I don't think so.  It looked to me like Chud simply had staggeringly good defense.   Floyd level, even.  

Sadly, he didn't have enough power to keep Jarod off of him,  but at least he had enough to stop a blitz attack.

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De La Hoya Receives Contract For Davis-Garcia: 'Devil Is In The Details; April 15, Let's Go!'

By Jake Donovan, Boxing Scene

Two months after all parties declared a done deal was in place, Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia are nearly set to fight.

A contract has been sent to Golden Boy Promotions containing details of the proposed super fight, company founder and chairman Oscar De La Hoya confirmed on Tuesday. The Hall of Fame former six-division champion was prepared to review in full with Garcia shortly after a press conference in Los Angeles to promote Golden Boy’s upcoming January 28 DAZN show in Inglewood, California.

“Devil is in the details,” De La Hoya stated on his verified Instagram account in captioning a picture of Garcia and himself with contract in hand. “April 15 lets go!”

The development comes less than three days after De La Hoya took to social media over the weekend to insist that his side was prepared to walk away from the fight if he had not received a contract by Monday. The public threat was taken with a grain of salt, though it was since confirmed that representatives within Davis and Garcia’s immediate teams were already in touch to finalize terms for their targeted springtime affair.

 

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Gervonta Davis pleads guilty in hit-and-run case that injured 4, including a pregnant woman

By Jack Baer, Yahoo Sports

Star boxer Gervonta Davis pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor charges connected to a hit-and-run crash that injured four people, including a pregnant woman.

Davis, 28, will have a sentencing hearing May 5.

The plea reportedly comes "with no agreement of what penalty will be at sentencing," per the judge. Five months ago, Davis had a plea deal rejected that would have seen him receive a one-year suspended sentence, two months of house arrest and zero jail time.

The charges Davis reportedly pleaded guilty to are leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, failing to notify of property damage, driving with a revoked license and running a red light.

The incident at the center of the case occurred in Baltimore on Nov. 5, 2020, when Davis was alleged to have left a downtown club and driven a Lamborghini under police escort, until he veered away from the caravan, ran a red light and struck the passenger side of a 2004 Toyota Solara. He was accused of fleeing the scene with four people injured, including Jyair Smith, who was pregnant at the time.

Smith, who reportedly sustained a major knee injury that will affect her the rest of her life, said Davis ignored her cries for help while she was trapped in the smoking car when she protested his plea deal.

“I begged Mr. Gervonta Davis; I looked him in his eyes,” Smith said. “I said I have to get home to my daughter, I’m pregnant. He never once came over to help me. He got his things and left” the scene, she said.

Smith is reportedly scheduled to speak at Davis' sentencing as well.

Davis, who holds a career 28-0 record with 26 knockouts, is reportedly scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 23 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in connection to an alleged domestic violence incident last December. Davis has pleaded not guilty to hitting the mother of his daughter with what police described as a "closed-hand type slap."

As all this plays out in the courts, Davis has been attempting to schedule a fight with Ryan Garcia after his most recent win over Hector Garcia.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Ledhed1 said:

 

Smith, who reportedly sustained a major knee injury that will affect her the rest of her life, said Davis ignored her cries for help while she was trapped in the smoking car when she protested his plea deal.

“I begged Mr. Gervonta Davis; I looked him in his eyes,” Smith said. “I said I have to get home to my daughter, I’m pregnant. He never once came over to help me. He got his things and left” the scene, she said.

 

Wow.   Even worse than it sounded at first.

 

This punk needs to go away.

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--- Pled guilty to multiple injurious driving infractions resulting in a pregnant woman injured, not the least having his drivers license suspended.

He saw the sympathy the Go Fund Me Boner got, so there it is, and speaking of, Boner's 3rd opponent dropped out, so now he needs a new date and opponent, preferably healthy and reliable.

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Gervonta Davis announces April 22 fight with Ryan Garcia, gets sued for alleged parking lot punch in same week

By Jack Baer, Yahoo Sports

We're at the point where Gervonta Davis is nearly as prolific in legal battles as he is in the boxing ring, and that rang more than true this week.

The rising star announced a long-awaited fight with rival Ryan Garcia on Friday, with the event to take place April 22 in Las Vegas. The bout will be the biggest of both undefeated boxers' careers and will reportedly be fought at a 136-pound catchweight.

The announcement comes just a week after Davis pleaded guilty to four misdemeanors stemming from a hit-and-run incident that left four people injured, including a pregnant woman. His sentencing hearing, in which there is no deal for a predetermined penalty, is scheduled for May 5, two weeks after the Garcia fight.

That's not all for Davis, though, as he was sued this week for allegedly punching a parking lot attendant on March 8, 2022.

According to the lawsuit, attendant Arturo Jimenez claims he was getting another car out when Davis arrived at his lot to collect his Cadillac Escalade. Not knowing that Davis had asked another employee for the Escalade, Jimenez alleges that Davis requested his car keys, then said, "Stop f***ing playing with me" before punching him in the chest.

Another worker reportedly pulled Jimenez into an office while Davis continued "yelling and cursing" with demands for his keys while refusing to pay the parking fee. When he finally paid and left with his car, Jimenez alleges that he was left with "multiple bodily injuries" and filed a police report the next day.

The lawsuit reportedly does not specify damages.

Davis' legal issues go beyond the hit-and-run and parking attendant's allegations, as he was also arraigned Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, over a misdemeanor domestic violence charge of battery causing bodily harm.

He pleaded not guilty over the incident in which he allegedly hit the mother of his child with a "closed-hand-type slap" on Dec. 27.

The woman in that incident, who said on a 911 call that Davis was going to kill her, has requested the charges be dismissed, but his next court date will reportedly be March 31.

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Tank Davis vs Ryan Garcia finally signed after months of wrangling
by Anthony Cocks

Protracted negotiations have paid dividends with Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis 28-0 (26) and Ryan Garcia 23-0 (19) finally signing up for a 136-pound catchweight bout to take place on April 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada at a venue to be determined.

Talks between the two camps opened up in the middle of last year and dragged on for months before it was prematurely announced in November that the rivals would be facing each other in early 2023.

The plan was for both boxers to take warm-up bouts in January. Davis, 28, of Baltimore was scheduled to take on Hector Luis Garcia, while the 24-year-old Garcia of Los Angeles was slated to take on Mercito Gesta.

Davis went through with his bout, stopping Garcia in nine rounds at the Capital One Arena in Washington, Maryland on January 7. ‘KingRy’ decided to forgo his tune-up, withdrawing from his proposed bout against Gesta shortly before Christmas.

The sticking point in negotiations came down to broadcast rights with Davis’ fights shown on Showtime and Garcia’s on DAZN. The bout will be a joint pay-per-view between the broadcasters.

The entire negotiation period took over half a year. Better late than never.

“After eight months, I made this happen. Ryan Garcia-Tank Davis, a done deal,” Garcia’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions posted to Twitter. “This is what you wanted, this is what you’re going to get.”

Read more: https://www.ringnews24.com/2023/02/25/tank-davis-vs-ryan-garcia-finally-signed-after-months-of-wrangling/

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On 1/8/2023 at 10:23 PM, Cableaddict said:

 

That's an interesting possibility, but I don't think so.  It looked to me like Chud simply had staggeringly good defense.   Floyd level, even.  

Sadly, he didn't have enough power to keep Jarod off of him,  but at least he had enough to stop a blitz attack.

--- Bootsie more a local fighter with local promoter who hasn't fought many top fighters that might be ranked in Boxrec top 25. 

Might win a belt, but will get whooped by most of that top 10.

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