Former Golden Gloves bantamweight champion, American boxer Gervonta Davis and at least seven others survived a nose gear collapse at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Saturday. The star boxer, later, took to Instagram to talk about the incident.  

Davis and at least seven others were on his private jet. The pilots had to abort the takeoff around 2 PM ET, City of Fort Lauderdale public information officer Mike Jachles told ESPN.

“Damn that plane almost took (us) out,” Davis captioned an Instagram post. He posted four photos of himself and his fellow passengers standing on the runway.

“I walk w angels,” Davis posted on an Instagram story later Saturday.

As per ESPN reports, in an Instagram live video, the boxer said, “For everybody that want to fly private, I think it’s over with…I’m driving or catching a train.” The report, quoting  Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan, adds that one person was treated on-site but nobody was transported to a hospital. 

Davis was travelling to Las Vegas for the super fight between legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao and the welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas. 

Gervonta Davis in June won the WBA super-lightweight by recording a TKO in the 11th round against Mario Barrios. The championship took his career record to 25-0. As of August 2021, he is ranked as the world’s best active super featherweight by The Ring magazine and second by the TBRB.

It was in February 2020, when a video that showed him involved in a domestic violence incident with the mother of his daughter went viral, Davis turned himself to the Florida police. He also faces possible prison time stemming from a vehicle accident in March.