Rapper Meek Mill nearly fought former world champion Gary Russell Jr and his brothers in a crowd altercation that interrupted Gervonta Davis’ fight midway through.


Meek Mill almost got into his own fight as he watched Gervonta Davis win over Hector Luis Garcia on Saturday night in Washington DC.

The American rapper showed up at the event to support Tank in the main event, along with talented welterweight Jaron Ennis who boxed on the undercard.

Gervonta’s fight was called off midway through the eighth round due to crowd altercation
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Also in attendance were former WBC featherweight world champion Gary Russell Jr, as well as his boxing brothers who all live locally at the venue.

In the past, Russell Jr has had beef with Gervonta, although a fight between them has yet to materialize.

Consequently, he and his family rooted against their fellow American on Saturday night.

It is understood the Russells found themselves in a war of words with Meek Mill, who was cheering in favor of Gervonta.

Midway through the eighth inning, tensions boiled over.

An altercation began between the two sides with a scuffle at ringside seen on the Showtime PPV live stream.

Rapper Meek Mill nearly fought former world champion Gary Russell Jr and his brothers in a crowd altercation that interrupted Gervonta Davis' fight midway through.
Meek Mill came out to support Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis in their fights
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Referee Albert Earl Brown even called a halt to Gervonta’s fight following the argument.

Fortunately, the situation was resolved without any serious violence, and Meek Mill decided to leave the building rather than fight with a family of professional boxers.

The main event then resumed with Gervonta winning by stoppage between rounds eight and nine.

Meek Mill tweeted shortly afterwards: “Congratulations Tankkk!!! I almost fought a boxer telling him this fight was not 12 rounds, I missed the big bomb!!!!

Rapper Meek Mill nearly fought former world champion Gary Russell Jr and his brothers in a crowd altercation that interrupted Gervonta Davis' fight midway through.
Russell Jr is the former WBC featherweight champion
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“I would never let any little shit escalate to let someone shoot a movie. I just left. I came to support Tank and Boots!!!!!! The good wins.

Giving an account of what happened, Showtime President Stephen Espinoza told Fight Hub, “We had different fanbases.

“We had the Russells, we had Meek Mill, we had a bit of a conflict.

“Everyone left with no problem. It was just a lot of shouting and shoving.




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