CORAL GABLES, FL — WBA lightweight titlist Gervonta Davis is in police custody for simple battery following a domestic violence incident at a charity basketball game.
Davis surrendered himself to Coral Gables authorities earlier today. The recorded incident, which took place on February 1, shows Davis violently confronting his daughter’s mother. The sitting woman is yanked to her feet and forcibly removed from the venue by Davis.
The incident sparked immediate outrage and condemnation on social media. Davis later released a brief statement on Instagram, claiming he would never hit his child’s mother and dismissing the incident as him being “aggressive.” Since then, Davis has deactivated all his social media accounts.
The 25-year-old Davis last fought in December as the headliner for Showtime’s first championship Atlanta card since 1998. Davis defeated Yuriorkis Gamboa by 12th round TKO.
At press time, Davis is currently processed and has not released a statement.
It was literally all good just two months ago. We here at BeatsBoxingMayhem.com won’t be entertaining any deflecting or excuses about Davis’s behavior. Right now our thoughts should be with his child’s mother, who was humilated and degraded in front of the entire world. Per the authorities, she is currently cooperating with the investigation.