xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis charged with domestic violence after allegedly ‘battering’ ex-girlfriend

Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis was arrested and charged with with simple battery and domestic violence for allegedly "battering" his ex-girlfriend in Miami.
Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis was arrested and charged with with simple battery and domestic violence for allegedly "battering" his ex-girlfriend in Miami. (Miami-Dade County Jail)

Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis has been charged in Florida after a video circulated on social media of him in a physical altercation with a woman at a celebrity basketball game in Miami last weekend.

Davis, 25, was “battering his former girlfriend” whom he also shares a child with, during the game Saturday, according to the Coral Gables Police Department. He is charged with simple battery and domestic violence and he has turned himself in to police, the department said.

Advertisement

Davis is seen in the video with his hand close to the woman’s neck, forcibly removing her from her seat before leaving the court with her and two other men.

Police said investigators were notified through social media, as well as the victim.

Advertisement

Davis previously posted on Instagram, “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...”

Charging documents, however, say Davis “dragged the victim by her shirt to a separate room” where surveillance video showed him “pulling his arm back then forward towards the victim, which is consistent with a strike to the face where the victim sustained injuries to her lip and left jaw.”

In the days after the incident, Davis appears to have deactivated his once verified Twitter account and has deleted all of his posts on Instagram.

Davis’ adviser, Lorin Chvotkin, declined comment Tuesday.

Davis previously was charged with assault at a Virginia mall last February, but the case was later dropped.

Davis, who now lives and trains in the Atlanta area, has a 23-0 career record with 22 knockouts. He won the World Boxing Association lightweight title with a 12th-round knockout of Yuriorkis Gamboa on Dec. 29 in Atlanta.

Baltimore Sun reporter Daniel Oyefusi contributed to this article.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun

Advertisement
Advertisement