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Boxer Gervonta Davis converts to Islam in ceremony at local mosque

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    BALTIMORE, Maryland (WJZ) — Gervonta Davis, a world-renowned boxer from Baltimore, converted to Islam on Sunday in a ceremony at a Maryland mosque, Imam Hassan Abdi said.

In the ceremony at Masjid Al-Hidaayah in Woodlawn, Davis performed the shahada – the Islamic testimony of faith – and embraced a Muslim name: Abdul Wahid, which means “the servant of the one.” Davis hasn’t legally changed his name, however.

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