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TMZ Leaks Video of Gervonta Davis Altercation with Ex-Girlfriend Before Arrest

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Boxer Gervonta Davis attends the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic on January 15, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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TMZ Sports has released new footage of boxer Gervonta Davis' physical altercation with his ex-girlfriend in February.

Davis was arrested and charged with simple battery/domestic violence after allegedly assaulting her at a charity basketball game in Florida on February 1.

Footage emerged of the WBA lightweight world champion appearing to grab a woman sitting courtside at the Watsco Center by the throat and taking her to the tunnel area.

New footage from TMZ Sports (warning: NSFW) appears to show the boxer throwing a punch at someone before confronting another man:

According to the police, the woman suffered jaw and lip injuries in the altercation.

The 25-year-old denied striking her.

"I never once hit her," he said. "Yeah I was aggressive and told her come on. That's the mother of my child. I would never hurt her."

Davis was charged with misdemeanour assault in February last year after an altercation with a man at a Virginia mall, but the charge was dropped after he reached a settlement.

The American holds a 23-0 professional boxing record. He most recently beat Yuriorkis Gamboa in December to win the vacant WBA lightweight belt.

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