The first absolute champion in the era of four belts, American Bernard Hopkins, who currently works as part of Golden Boy Promotions and promotes the career of the famous American boxer Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs), gave
interview for local media.
In a conversation with a journalist, the boxing legend commented on the message that the WBA World lightweight champion (up to 61.2 kg) American Gervonta Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) was found guilty in an accident. Former prisoner Hopkins assessed Davis’s legal prospects and said whether this will affect the April fight against Garcia.
Is this Davis’ legal statement nothing really serious until May 5, when he actually meets with the judge? In general, will this affect the organization of the battle, according to your information?
Well, that will be after the fight. I wouldn’t want to see anyone there. I know what these 5 years have been for me. So I don’t want to see someone behind bars who doesn’t deserve to be there. But in the end, the fight is in April. So I believe that if he has a smart legal team and they want to lead by example, whether you’re a celebrity or not, they’ll do their job.
And according to Davis, I think like this: “I’ll be glad to get a fight in April before I sit down on my 6-7-8 months.” He won’t get a long sentence. He has big fights on the horizon. The first will be, of course, in April with Ryan Garcia. I just think that this trial is not such a big problem, because it will be after April.
“So, from what you heard, the fight is strong, nothing will affect him?”
“The fight is strong as long as the Lord takes care of it. It’s a few minor issues here and there. The fight will take place in April. And the world will have a chance to see who is a talker and who is real. And then I wish Tank a second chance, redeem himself and not only drive safely, but just be careful, change, pay the price he has to pay, and move forward.
Meanwhile, Davis revealed why he appeared in public in a wheelchair.