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Assault Prices Dismissed In opposition to Famous Coach Calvin Ford

Calvin Ford professed his innocence from the start and was wanting to have his day in courtroom.

The identical couldn’t be stated of his accuser.

The Ring has confirmed {that a} prior assault case agains the famous coach was dismissed on Tuesday in a Clark County courtroom. Ford confronted two fees of assault with a lethal weapon stemming from an alleged Feb. 2023 incident in Las Vegas.

Nonetheless, Ford’s accuser was not current in courtroom on Tuesday. Ford—the guts of Baltimore’s Upton Boxing Middle—appeared together with his authorized staff, who acquired directions from the decide that the case was formally dismissed.

The Baltimore Banner was first to report this improvement.

Based on courtroom data obtained by The Ring, Ford was accused of threatening two folks with a handgun final February in Las Vegas. Native police executed an arrest warrant on October 16.

Ford was again in Baltimore on the time of the warrant. He was detained by authorities final December 29 on a Fugitive of Justice cost. The 58-year-old coach—greatest identified for his career-long work with Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (30-0, 28 knockouts)—was held in a Baltimore jail with out bail.

Authorities than extradited Ford to Nevada, the place he was charged with two counts of assault. He and his staff emphatically insisted the alleged incident amounted to false accusations.

“He’s been falsely accused and the reality will rise to the highest,” Kenny Ellis, Ford’s longtime affiliate and co-trainer of Upton, said final December.

Ford was beforehand imprisoned for ten on racketeering and conspiracy within the Nineties. He has since devoted his life to uplifting the Baltimore neighborhood. Ford and his staff have been instrumental in conserving youths off the streets and within the gymnasium.

In well-liked tradition, Ford’s life experiences served because the inspiration for The Wire’s Dennis ‘Cutty’ Sensible character portrayed by Chad Coleman.

The best in-ring success story for Ford has been his work with Davis, The Ring’s No. 8-rated pound-for-pound fighter. Collectively, they’ve gained main and secondary titles in three weight divisions.

Davis just lately knocked out Frank Martin (18-1, 12 KOs) within the eighth spherical on June 15. Their Prime Video Pay-Per-View occasion was the one centesimal combat night time at MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment in Las Vegas. Ford admitted the difficulties of working that camp whereas going through fees associated to this now dismissed case.

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John Anderson
John Anderson
John Anderson is a seasoned sports journalist with over 15 years of experience covering the NFL, NBA, and MLB. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, John has worked with ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times. His insightful analysis and in-depth reporting have earned him multiple awards in sports journalism.


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