Final assault charge against Gervonta Davis dropped

At a hearing Wednesday morning in Baltimore District Court, the state of Maryland dropped a misdemeanor second-degree assault charge against Gervonta Davis after the accuser, Anthony Wheeler, said he did not wish to pursue the matter.

The state also dropped a felony first-degree assault charge against the former super featherweight world champion in October.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Wheeler and Davis shook hands and embraced as they were leaving the courtroom.

Davis (19-0, 18 KO’s), 23, declined an interview request following the hearing. According to state law, a person who is convicted of second-degree assault is subject to imprisonment of up to 10 years and/or a maximum fine of $2,500.

In his complaint, Wheeler said he was at the Upton Boxing Center in West Baltimore when a fight broke out between Davis and his brother. Wheeler alleged that after the boxer’s bodyguard broke up the altercation, Davis wheeled around and “sucker punched me very violently.”

Wheeler claims he was knocked out and subsequently diagnosed with a concussion at St. Agnes Hospital.

Police did not charge Davis, and he made his initial court appearance on the assault complaint before officials Sept. 19 on a warrant and was released after posting a $100,000 unsecured bond.

According to court records obtained by, Davis has three active court cases

Davis was stripped of his IBF super featherweight title after he failed to make the 130-pound limit for his fight on the undercard of the Aug. 26 event between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In a fight where he appeared to be down on the cards, Davis knocked out Francisco Fonseca in the eighth round

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