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Report: Gervonta Davis Arrested on a Battery Domestic Violence Charge

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVDecember 28, 2022

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - MAY 28:  Gervonta Davis in action against Rolando Romero during their fight for Davis' WBA World lightweight title at Barclays Center on May 28, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Undefeated lightweight boxing champion Gervonta Davis was arrested Tuesday in Florida on a domestic violence charge.

TMZ Sports reported Davis is accused of slapping a woman with a "closed hand" which gave her "an abrasion on the insider of her upper lip," citing police documents.

TMZ also obtained the 911 call from the arrest, in which the woman says Davis attacked her in front of her child and began to damage her car tires.

Records show Davis was released on Wednesday afternoon, according to TMZ. He later posted a since-deleted message on Instagram (contains profanity):

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The arrest occurred just days before Davis' Jan. 7 fight against Héctor García, which is a tune-up for his clash with undefeated Ryan Garcia scheduled for April 15, according to Coppinger.

Davis has been arrested on multiple occasions since 2017, including in February 2020 when he was charged with simple battery/domestic violence for allegedly grabbing and dragging a former girlfriend by the shirt at a celebrity basketball game at the University of Miami.

Coppinger reported that case was discharged in mid-December.

Davis has a perfect 27-0 record, with 25 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

In addition to previously holding super featherweight and super lightweight titles, Davis defeated Yuriorkis Gamboa for the vacant WBA (Regular) lightweight title in 2019, and he is still in possession of that championship.

If the Jan. 7 fight against Héctor García goes forward as scheduled, Davis will be a heavy favorite despite García's record of 16 wins, no losses and three no contests.

Davis vs. Ryan Garcia is the superfight boxing fans have been waiting for, however, as Garcia has an unblemished record, much like Davis, at 23-0.