Boxer Gervonta Davis charged with battery of ex-girlfriend in Florida

Ross Houston
February 5, 2020

In a 14-second cell phone video that has been viewed more then 7 million times on Twitter, Davis was seen approaching a seated woman and forcefully grabbing her near her neck and pulling her out of her seat during a charity basketball game that was set up around the Super Bowl festivities.

Davis turned himself in voluntarily and is being processed. He pulled her out of her seat and off to the side of the crowd.

Cops say, "As a result of an ongoing investigation after being notified through social media and the victim, on February 1 2020, [Davis] was observed battering his former girlfriend whom [sic] have child together". According to CBS Miami, Davis turned himself in to Coral Gables Police on Tuesday.

Davis acknowledged the incident on his Instagram story, saying the woman is the mother of his child. She is also the mother of his child.

We recently saw Gervonta Davis manhandled his child's mother, Andretta Smothers, at a celebrity basketball game event in Florida. TMZ and the Baltimore Sun also reported the news. "I would never hurt her".

Davis (23-0, 20 KOs) was in action back in December when he stopped Yuriokris Gamboa in the twelfth round to capture the vacant WBA "regular" lightweight strap in Atlanta.

He faced assault charges, which were later dropped, in 2017 after reportedly punching a childhood friend in the head. In September 2018, Davis was arrested for getting into a fistfight with a man outside of a Washington D.C. nightclub.

Davis has a record of 23-0 and now holds the WBA (regular) lightweight title.

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