Gervonta Davis has turned himself in to police after an incident with a woman was recorded and posted on social media.
The Coral Gables Police Department said Davis was charged with "simple battery domestic violence" after he turned himself in to police on February 4, per TMZ. In that video, Davis was with a woman he later called the mother of his child and grabbing her near her neck to pull her out of her seat during an event. Davis then walked with her out of the venue.
"As a result of an ongoing investigation after being notified through social media and the victim, on February 1, 2020, (Davis) was observed battering his former girlfriend (with) whom have a child together. (Davis) surrendered himself to Coral Gables police detectives assigned to the case," Coral Gables police said in a statement.
Boxer Gervonta Davis Charged With Battery After Viral Video Shows Him Aggressively Grabbing Ex Girlfriend pic.twitter.com/275dji6TSM— Mary Jane (@Maryjan83777318) February 4, 2020
On social media, Davis posted the following statement before deleting all content from both his Twitter and Instagram account:
"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 other than that happy New Years.. January was trassshhhhh."
Davis last fought on December 28, 2019, when he made his lightweight debut against former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa. Davis stopped Gamboa in the 12th round to become the new WBA “Regular” lightweight champion.
Though no fight had been announced at the time of Davis turning himself in, there had been plans of potentially putting Davis on a pay-per-view card for his next fight. Davis is also a two-time super featherweight world champion, having held the IBF and WBA “Super” titles from 2017 to 2019.