Adding that if he got COVID- 19 following the fight he would know that he did it for a great cause,
“I’m just only speaking for me as a fighter — I’m okay with getting sick to please the fans.”
“If I got sick and I find out that night, I’d be okay with it just knowing that I put on a great show. I did it in front of the fans. I did it for a cause.”
“If I gotta take that hit, then you know I’ll quarantine by myself, just knowing that I did it for the fans, and I did something great for the sport and things like that.”
“I’m not saying I want that to happen but if that was to happen, I’m okay with taking that lick on the chin. Take that 14 days and stay healthy.”
Gervonta Davis, Dretta Star
Gervonta Davis made headlines earlier this year after he admitted that he was wrong for becoming physical with his ex-girlfriend and his child’s mother Dretta Star. In February, a video surfaced of the 25-year old boxer aggressively grabbing his ex-girlfriend at a celebrity basketball game in Miami. See the clip below.
He also opened up about the incident during a podcast.
“We have a chemistry. I love her and I’m over protective. So once I heard that she was at that game– and I told her, I said you need to get out of there. Thats my baby mother I look after and things like that, and I make sure she’s good.”
Again, I love her—I was just mad. And, once I seen her, it’s not like I grabbed her by her neck, I grabbed her shirt, like, you gotta get outta here type thing. And, I probably was wrong for doing that. I WAS wrong for doing that. But, it wasn’t so much of not me trying to hit her, it was just me angry.”
When asked if he had an anger problem Gervonta Davis confessed:
“I would say a little.”
Still, he also added:
“No I don’t have a problem with women”.
He went on to say he got professional help after the incident:
“Yes I had to talk to somebody professionally, but It wasn’t because I had to. It’s more so of because of the situation in the future — knowing how to deal with stuff in the future. Because you don’t agree with something react on it or deal with it a different kind of way besides going out there and touching someone –physical.”
In February, Gervonta turned himself in and was charged with simple battery and domestic violence. In a post online, Davis admitted to being aggressive but denied hitting her.