Tank Davis still in jail, accused of hitting woman on top of head

By Boxing News - 12/28/2022 - Comments

By Craig Daly: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis is still reportedly in jail in Broward County in Florida, a day after allegedly striking a woman on the right side of her head with a slap on Tuesday afternoon.

According to reports, Gervonta wasn’t intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time of his arrest.

The undefeated WBA ‘regular’ lightweight champion Gervonta (27-0, 25 KOs) is charged with domestic violence for the incident, a misdemeanor.

Davis, 28, was arrested at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday in Parkland, Florida, and taken to jail. The woman that Tank Davis allegedly struck suffered an abrasion on her lip on the right side.

It’s unclear why Gervonta hasn’t been released from custody by receiving bail yet, as that would seem like it should have been done by now.

“Gervonta Davis allegedly struck a woman on the right side of her head with a “closed hand type slap,” leading to his arrest Tuesday afternoon in Florida, according to a Broward County Sheriff’s Office incident report,” said Mike Coppinger of ESPN about Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis being arrested on Tuesday and being charged for domestic violence.

It’s still too early to know if Davis’ fight next month against Hector Luis Garcia will be affected by his arrest. Tank and Hector Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs) are meeting in the main event on Showtime PPV on January 7th at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C.

If this fight goes down as planned, it’ll set up a mega-clash for Gervonta against Ryan Garcia in late April on Showtime PPV. Again, it’s unknown whether the Tank vs. Hector fight will still happen on January 7th.

It’ll be up to Showtime to make the call on whether they still want to put the fight on, given what transpired with Tank Davis. Will the network be worried about the backlash from some boxing fans if they go ahead with Gervonta’s fight after being arrested for domestic violence?

If Tank’s fight is pulled from the January 7th card, the event can be saved, but that would likely require that it be shown on regular Showtime and not pay-per-view.

The co-feature bout between Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis and Karen Chukhadzhian isn’t big enough for it to headline on Showtime PPV. Showtime can do anything they want. If they want to make Ennis vs. Chukhadzhian the primary event fight on PPV in place of Tank vs. Hector Garcia, they can do it.