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

WASHINGTON, DC - JAN 7: Gervonta Davis watches before his fight with Hector Luis Garcia for the WBA Lightweight Championship at the Capital One Arena on January 7, 2023 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Gervonta Davis will face Ryan Garcia in two months. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

We’re at the point where Gervonta Davis is almost as successful in legal battles as she is in the boxing ring, and that sounds more than plausible this week.

On Friday, the rising star announced his long-awaited fight against rival Ryan Garcia, which will take place on April 22 in Las Vegas. The fight will be the biggest in the career of both undefeated boxers. reportedly fight at a catchweight of 136 pounds.

Per ESPNthe fight was originally scheduled for April 15, but was pushed back a week as negotiations for a joint PPV deal between Showtime and DAZN dragged on.

The announcement comes just a week after Davis pleaded guilty to four offenses related to a hit-and-run incident in which four people were injured, including a pregnant woman. His sentencing hearing, which does not agree on a fine, is scheduled for May 5, two weeks after the fight with Garcia.

However, that’s not all for Davis, as The New York Post reported less than half an hour after the announcement that he was sued this week for allegedly hitting a parking attendant on March 8, 2022.

According to the lawsuit, duty officer Arturo Jimenez claims he was picking up another car when Davis arrived at his lot to pick up his Cadillac Escalade. Not knowing what Davis asked another Escalade employee, Jimenez claims that Davis asked for his car keys and then said “Stop playing with me” before punching him in the chest.

Jimenez was reportedly dragged into the office by another worker while Davis continued to “yell and curse” for his keys, refusing to pay for parking. When he finally paid and left in his car, JimĂ©nez claims he was left with “multiple bodily injuries” and filed a police report the next day.

The lawsuit reportedly did not list any damages.

Other Legal Issues by Gervonta Davis

Davis’ legal troubles go beyond the hit-and-run and parking charges, as he was also arraigned Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on charges of petty domestic violence with bodily harm. According to ESPN, he pleaded not guilty to an incident in which he allegedly “slapped” his child’s mother on December 27.

The woman involved in the incident, who said on a call to 911 that Davis was going to kill her, has demanded the charges be dropped, but his next trial date is reportedly set for March 31.

Other incidents were reported in 2017, 2018 and 2020 that ended in charges being dropped or an unclear resolution.


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