BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Boxer and Baltimore native Gervonta Davis is busy gearing up for a fight this weekend with Yuriorkis Gamboa, but his mind is also on the family of a 21-year-old woman fatally shot inside her own salon over the weekend.
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Davis first weighed in on the news on Twitter Thursday, writing “If I can do anything like pay for the funeral or anything like that..Reach our!”
Smh! I’m just hearing about this sadness..Prayers and love to her family. If I can do anything like pay for the funeral or anything like that..Reach our! pic.twitter.com/u0ySzcMPun
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) December 26, 2019
Late Thursday night, he appeared to do just that, posting to his Instagram page that Harrison’s funeral would be paid for.
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Davis’ coach confirmed the news to WJZ Friday morning, saying the story really touched the boxer.
Harrison’s family has also set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for her final expenses; as of Friday morning, that page had raised more than $16,000.
Harrison’s family and friends are remembering her as a dedicated business owner and mother.
“Destiny just was a sweet person,” Racquel Harrison, Destiny’s mother, said. “She was ambitious. She just wanted to do what she loved. She wanted to do hair and be a mother.”MORE NEWS: 'Star Of Bethlehem' Lit With Promise Of Steel Returning To Sparrows Point
“Destiny was a good, loving person,” Shelly Williams, Destiny’s second cousin, said. “She has a good heart. She would look out for anybody.”