Gervonta Davis Issues An Apology Over COVID-19 Comments

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Gervonta Davis seems to be facing some backlash over his recent comments about catching COVID-19. 

During an interview, Davis was talking about his upcoming fight with Leo Santa Cruz. The fight is scheduled to take place on Halloween in front of a live audience. Although it is a risky move to have the event during the pandemic, Davis stated that is willing to take that risk. 

“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.”

He went on to say, “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 fourteen days and stay healthy.”

After the interview, fans were not happy with Davis’ comments and would return to his Instagram to post his apology. 

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