Boxer Gervonta Davis has been arrested for domestic violence pursuing an altercation with his ex-girlfriend through Super Bowl weekend. Video of the incident shortly went viral.
The present WBA lightweight winner turned himself in to Coral Gables, Florida authorities on Tuesday (Feb. 4) and was billed with one particular depend of easy battery domestic violence.
Coral Gables Police wrote in a assertion:
“As a final result of an ongoing investigation right after becoming notified as a result of social media and the sufferer, on Feb. 1 2020, [Davis] was noticed battering his previous girlfriend whom [sic] have kid together…[Davis] surrendered himself, to the Coral Gables Police detectives assigned to the case.”
On Saturday (Feb. 1), Davis and Andretta Smothers—the mother of his child—separately attended a charity basketball activity in Miami.
Video displays Davis approaching a seated Smothers and forcefully grabbing her in close proximity to her neck, yanking her from the seat. He then directed her out of the arena where by the “heated” argument reportedly ongoing backstage.
Gervonta Davis rolled up all set to straight choke slam shorty pic.twitter.com/NLYHwzYI0i
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The moment the video went viral and social media dragged the boxer for getting abusive, Davis experimented with to downplay the situation.
“I under no circumstances the moment strike her, yea I was aggressive and instructed her arrive on,” he wrote on Instagram. “That’s the mom of my boy or girl I would never ever hurt her.”
TMZ notes Davis has a record of being aggressive outdoors of the boxing ring. In 2017, he was arrested for punching a pal. And he was arrested again in 2018 for a avenue combat.