Gervonta Davis Charged In Domestic Violence Case
Boxing champion Gervonta Davis has been charged with simple battery domestic violence following an incident in Coral Gables, Florida this past Super Bowl weekend. The WBA Super Featherweight and Lightweight Champion turned himself into police on Tuesday.
In a video that has over 7 million views, Davis is at a basketball game and appears to confront his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child. He grabs and yells at her while appearing to force her out of the seat. It is unknown what the confrontation was about.
Gervonta Davis rolled up ready to straight choke slam shorty pic.twitter.com/NLYHwzYI0i
— 🇩🇴RIP Kobe Bryant🇨🇻🇬🇼🅙 (@mr_Iuares) February 1, 2020
The Coral Gables Police sent out a release pointing out it was Davis who was charged, stating:
“As a result of an ongoing investigation after being notified through social media and the victim, on February 1, 2020, the above pictured subject was observed battering his former girlfriend whom have a child together. The below listed individual surrendered himself, to the Coral Gables police detectives assigned to the case.”
Davis voluntarily turned himself into police. You can see the full report below.
Davis posted, and later deleted, a message on Instagram, stating: “I never once hit her, yea I was aggressive and told her come on… that’s the mother of my child I would never hurt her other than that happy New Years.. January was trash.” His account has since been wiped clean, with zero posts to report.
One of the most gifted boxers today, the 25-year-old has been looking for fights against Leo Santa Cruz, Vasyl Lomachenko and Gary Russell Jr. He recently defeated Yuriorkis Gamboa back in December via TKO. The buildup to that fight was filled with violent tendencies, with a brawl taking place during weigh-ins.
Davis (23-0) is the protege of Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions. This is not the first time “Tank” has been involved in a controversial case. In 2017, Davis was arrested for aggravated assault, with the charges (made by a friend) dropped while in court. The next year, Davis and another man got into a fist fight in Washington, D.C., with no time missed.
NEWS RELEASE- ARREST pic.twitter.com/CGeovmA8os
— Coral Gables Police (@CoralGablesPD) February 4, 2020